San Diego - For the first time in many yers if not on record San Diego's 2015 season saw surreal big gamefishing at its best like Ono (Wahoo), Bruiser-Size Yellowtail, Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna and 35+ pound Bull Dorado (Mahi-Mahi). This was a personal best for booking San Diego fishing charters but this is the first year I heard so many stories from the fleet of would be record catches but because of dated, poorly maintained or unprepared multiple setups needed at times in an instant when the bite is on, many fish were lost due to reel/rod combos not geared for this type of fishing. I still love my trusted Penn Jigmaster 500 and in many cases a well maintained Jigmaster is enough fought with proper technique. However, I'm a huge fan of the latest Accurate one piece all aircraft-grade aluminum frames, beefy smooth as silk drags and gear ratio's built for deep "Yo-Yo" jigging iron for brusier Mossback or "Homeguard" Yellow's caught year-round out of San Diego. Read my articles on Yellowtail Tips and Fishing the Iron San Diego style.
Accurate Fishing Products, known for its patented TwinDrag® reels, has introduced a new 300-size single-speed reel that’s unbeatable for inshore and light-action offshore applications – the BV-300 Valiant.
The first of Accurate’s “New Technology,” reels, the BV-300 boasts an innovative design that minimizes size and weight while maximizing strength, durability and fish-fighting power.
Built with shallow-water jigging in mind, the BV-300 is also ideal for live-bait coastal fishing, targeting school-sized tuna on a jig stop during a Southern California tuna trip, blazing fast retrieve for "Yo-Yo" fishing for yellowtail and dorado, a popular choice for West Coast anglers targeting enormous deep-water "home guard" Yellowtail on "Yo-Yo" or rodeo-style acrobats Dorado or Mahi-Mahi..
The unique curvature of the BV-300’s rugged 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum body gives this compact, extremely lightweight reel the structural integrity of models twice its size. Basing the BV-300’s design on the original premise of the Roman Arches or Domes used in early architecture, Accurate has been able to create a significantly stronger reel using less material. While the BV-300’s walls are thinner, its non-flexing frame and side plate enable it to withstand more stress than similarly sized reels. The BV-300 weighs in at just 9.9 ounces, yet it’s capable of taking on surprisingly large saltwater adversaries.
Accurate has also managed to fit the drive train of a bigger reel perfectly into the BV-300’s small profile. It also features a deeper, wider spool than any other reel in its class, ultra-strong, high-precision stainless steel gears, 9 ABEC 5 class ball bearings, a blazing 6:1 gear ratio, and a comfortable power handle that makes it easy to winch in the most determined game fish. Put quite simply, the BV-300 offers performance that’s as close as you can get to a two-speed in a single-speed reel.
The BV-300 also incorporates a new Accurate feature – an easy-find “Cam Stop” at strike. Instead of having buttons at free spool and strike, the BV-300 has a secure indent in the Drag Cam that stops the drag lever before going into full. This useful feature offers a fail-safe during the heat of battle, preventing the angler from going too far into full drag.
Accurate Boss Conventional Fishing Reels are one of the most popular Southern California angler fishing reel picks for Tuna and Big Game fish - Search or browse for the new Boss Fury single star best price point reel!
The Accurate Boss Single Speed Boss Series X Single Speed or for turning bigger gamefish the BX-2 Series. Both Accurate Boss 400x, 500x or 600x have huge 6:1 ratio great for popular Southern California - San Diego deep "Yo-Yo" technique where dropping deep and cranking in at blazing speeds trigger the Yellowtail bite. Spend the money for an Accurate or Avet one piece aluminum body work horse reels for San Diego gamefish like we witnessed in 2015!
This years favorite reel of mine is Accurate Boss Valiant, a reel every Southern California angler needs in their mix of rods and reels. Help support SportfishSanDiego.com if you buy one of these reels by making purchases from Amazon. I've searched and selected my local favorites for San Diego and SoCal sportfishing where diversity and several rod/reel combos come in handy when on a moments noticed you 60-80# Bluefin Tuna show up at the side of the boat. Here's some Amazon reel deals I found for Accurate.