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1 rookie here on Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:47 pm

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hey guys, the name is Huy. been fishing about 2 months now and looking to get a tube really soon (like this week).

pretty much been fishing around 20 hrs a week though i've slowed down a bit. mainly fish the newport bay from the m street pier, on a skiff, and the jetties on the wedge and cdm side.

learning how to fish lures right now, got me hooked. hopefully i can really start exploring some structure once i get a tube.

2 Re: rookie here on Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:14 pm

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welcome man. you got any pics

3 Re: rookie here on Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:03 pm

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Welcome Huy, glad you joined good luck on the tube hunt and I am sure we will see you out there soon one day.


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4 Re: rookie here on Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:15 pm

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Welcome!

If you are looking for a tube Dano67 has got a sweet set up he is selling right now. Great price and a good guy, hopefully you can pick it up from him as your first tube.

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5 Re: rookie here on Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:47 pm

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welcome!

http://www.smithshandpouredbaits.com

6 Re: rookie here on Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:53 pm

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thanks for the welcome guys! i dont have pics yet. i've usually been so stoked to catch anything that i forget i have my phone. i'll definitely be bringing my waterproof camera along once i get a tube.

thanks for the tip Vagabond. i was going to buy a cheap caddis nevada and rig it up myself but that looks way better.

7 Re: rookie here on Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:59 pm

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@huyeed wrote:thanks for the welcome guys! i dont have pics yet. i've usually been so stoked to catch anything that i forget i have my phone. i'll definitely be bringing my waterproof camera along once i get a tube.

thanks for the tip Vagabond. i was going to buy a cheap caddis nevada and rig it up myself but that looks way better.

Welcome Huy! Do yourself a favor. Do not buy various tubes as I did. I have several Caddis Nevada Golds to Navigators. When you are looking into a tube, the more your lower body is out of the water the better and more efficient you can move. I purchased a Fish Cat and I will never ever go back. By the time you spend the money on a Caddis, you are already way over the amount Dano is asking for his Fish Cat with 2 customs holders. I paid $100 for a holder! Anyways, welcome! Let's go tubing!


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8 Re: rookie here on Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:23 pm

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Buy the FishCat you will not be sad!!! I will let you know on my tube. If not, the guy I bought mine from had one for sale.

9 Re: rookie here on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:01 pm

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welcome asn ask any question you need to know about and one of us will help you out as best as we can . feel right at home here you will like it here

10 Re: rookie here on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:23 pm

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thanks guys. i'm already scratching the whole caddis tube idea. going straight for the fish cat.

i'm guessing that to start, i'll need a tube, fins, and waders?

11 Re: rookie here on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:29 pm

ed5000x

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shop around and you will find some good deals craigs list,ebay sportsmans guide cabelas and sign up for big 5 email team and any other free club membership that offer deal cause there a lot of god stuff out there you can get for cheap Twisted Evil

12 Re: rookie here on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:33 pm

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huyeed are you a local in cali

13 Re: rookie here on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:35 pm

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yup i'm in irvine. i fish newport harbor at least once a week.

14 Re: rookie here on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:58 pm

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cool bassgeek is a newport guy too and i have been getting shunked there but i am not giving up lol

15 Re: rookie here on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:22 pm

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yeah newport harbor has been a tad slow the past few weeks, but last week gave me hope. noticed the calicos and spotties are biting again, so are some small halibut.

plenty of live bait available near the docks if you just drop a sabiki down.

16 Re: rookie here on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:27 pm

ed5000x

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i got to try that but i am chicken when it comes to live bait and tubing i like lure lol

17 Re: rookie here on Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:09 pm

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i can see how using live bait would be a hassle. i have an aerator and bucket i use on shore and in skiffs. a little harder to do that on a tube.

if you are looking for live bait, forget buying it. go out to the public dock just down the street from the wedge. perch on the bottom, smelt and other bait fish on top. i've seen people launch off of the adjacent beach too.

18 Re: rookie here on Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:04 pm

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I heard of live bait tanks that float but are tied about a 20 foot rope and keep it away from you lol

19 Re: rookie here on Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:31 am

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here is a good way to go if you have not purchased a tube yet.. go to go online to bass pro shops find the tube you want I also recommend the fish cat and call your order in by phone tell them you want to pay it over 6 months they ship it to you right away and bill your atm card once a month for 6 months comes out to 40.19 per month.. that how i did it... good luck and if you ever want to fish newport or anywhere else for that matter give me a text at 310-310-4781 I am always happy to share my passion of fishing with anyone..

http://www.kickbassfishing.com

20 Re: rookie here on Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:54 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:here is a good way to go if you have not purchased a tube yet.. go to go online to bass pro shops find the tube you want I also recommend the fish cat and call your order in by phone tell them you want to pay it over 6 months they ship it to you right away and bill your atm card once a month for 6 months comes out to 40.19 per month.. that how i did it... good luck and if you ever want to fish newport or anywhere else for that matter give me a text at 310-310-4781 I am always happy to share my passion of fishing with anyone..

thanks now i know how to get my next tube lol that will be 4

21 Re: rookie here on Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:40 pm

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thanks for the tip...i have a few of used deals i'm waiting on to see if they work out. fish cat 4, one on an inflatable pontoon boat, and one on the sea eagle 285 frameless pontoon boat. if none of those work out, i'll head to sports chalet and get a new fish cat 4 from them.

22 Re: rookie here on Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:51 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:here is a good way to go if you have not purchased a tube yet.. go to go online to bass pro shops find the tube you want I also recommend the fish cat and call your order in by phone tell them you want to pay it over 6 months they ship it to you right away and bill your atm card once a month for 6 months comes out to 40.19 per month.. that how i did it... good luck and if you ever want to fish newport or anywhere else for that matter give me a text at 310-310-4781 I am always happy to share my passion of fishing with anyone..

Why...oh why did you tell us (me) this? Have you no mercy? No compassion? You know what's going to happen now don't you? Next rendezvous everyone (me) will be on a brand new Fish Cat Deluxe !!!!

23 Re: rookie here on Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:41 pm

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OMG Bayfishingjunkie just ruined about 10 people's lives by telling us how to finance float tubes through BPS. I see girl friends leaving, marriages ending and kids finding out daddy has been hitting the harbor in their college fund so better start flipping burgers to go to a community college.

24 Re: rookie here on Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:57 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:OMG Bayfishingjunkie just ruined about 10 people's lives by telling us how to finance float tubes through BPS. I see girl friends leaving, marriages ending and kids finding out daddy has been hitting the harbor in their college fund so better start flipping burgers to go to a community college.

lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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