As another transplanted Californian, I'm missing my 1.5 day trips. I'm interested in next year, when I have the time and funding to head offshore again.
The heaviest gear I have is a Sealine 40/Calstar 670 (what I would call an ~30-40lb bait outfit) and an 8000 spinning reel/matched rod. Am I in the ballpark for the style of fishing here, or do I need to think about investing in something beefier. I know that's too light for the big YFT.
Alternatively, what's the rental gear situation (does it exist, is it any good, etc...?) on the Scat Cat?