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Topic: How's my shopping list  (Read 545 times)

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Tinker

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I had a longer shopping list when I first prepared to get in the ocean, and at least half that stuff - big dry bags, milk crates, rod holders on milk crates - is sitting alone and unloved, gathering dust in the garage.

Go slow, DIY all that you can and if you find it useful, then go shopping.

I use a stout tree limb, cut to size, as a fish bonker.  It's cheap, and it floats.  Never saw a reason to buy something to replace it.
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120
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saltynuts

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+1 on hand whittled bonker, I like making what is needed or desired when possible but to each their own🌊🖖


NowhereMan

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Don't know if anybody has mentioned it yet, but if fishing for halibut, I'd highly recommend a gaff. Trying to net a halibut (especially with your minimal 18" net) is a recipe for disaster, and a lip gripper is out of the question.
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ThreemoneyJ

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Don't know if anybody has mentioned it yet, but if fishing for halibut, I'd highly recommend a gaff. Trying to net a halibut (especially with your minimal 18" net) is a recipe for disaster, and a lip gripper is out of the question.

Lip gripper is plan C for sure, but it can work after the halibut has broken your rod while stealing your net in your futile attempt to net it  :smt044 I hope I never do that again!

Iíve never used a bonker, I get them on the game clip and cut the gills.
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OFFSHORE 30L Heavy Duty Waterproof Backpack Dry Bag & Cell Phone Case
http://a.co/6VwbmFf


Out of all the drybags/ boxes I've bought (too many? 7/3 respectively), I really only use a 5L surf-to-summit I bought to round out free shipping at sierra trading. It gets my phone, keys, wallet and that's all I take that needs to be dry. If I want to photograph something, I'll bring a small water proof camera I've got, or a $30 gopro knockoff in a waterproof housing. Not dropping my phone in the drink. No sir.  If I'm camping, I'll use the larger bags, but that's pretty much the only time I do.
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Sin Coast

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Ditch the downrigger & fish bonker. Both unnecessary, unless you like whacking fish for shits & giggles. Which is an experience that most yakfishers should try at least once. But still not jecessary. Simply put fish on the gameclip [must add to your list!] and cut the gills.
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NowhereMan

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Don't know if anybody has mentioned it yet, but if fishing for halibut, I'd highly recommend a gaff. Trying to net a halibut (especially with your minimal 18" net) is a recipe for disaster, and a lip gripper is out of the question.

Lip gripper is plan C for sure, but it can work after the halibut has broken your rod while stealing your net in your futile attempt to net it  :smt044 I hope I never do that again!

Iíve never used a bonker, I get them on the game clip and cut the gills.

Got video?
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