Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 23, 2016, 04:52:15 AM

Login with username, password and session length

Recent Topics

by '
[Today at 03:49:07 AM]

[Today at 12:30:27 AM]

[Today at 12:16:58 AM]

[October 22, 2016, 11:55:58 PM]

[October 22, 2016, 11:51:13 PM]

[October 22, 2016, 10:10:36 PM]

[October 22, 2016, 09:39:51 PM]

[October 22, 2016, 09:00:52 PM]

[October 22, 2016, 08:28:14 PM]

[October 22, 2016, 08:00:24 PM]

[October 22, 2016, 07:38:48 PM]

[October 22, 2016, 06:56:05 PM]

by Chet
[October 22, 2016, 06:54:14 PM]

[October 22, 2016, 05:56:55 PM]

[October 22, 2016, 04:14:25 PM]

[October 22, 2016, 03:01:54 PM]

[October 22, 2016, 01:59:30 PM]

[October 22, 2016, 01:33:56 PM]

[October 22, 2016, 11:45:06 AM]

[October 22, 2016, 10:52:12 AM]

[October 22, 2016, 09:12:14 AM]

[October 22, 2016, 09:02:43 AM]

[October 22, 2016, 07:18:14 AM]

[October 21, 2016, 07:00:33 PM]

by VK
[October 21, 2016, 06:47:21 PM]

[October 21, 2016, 06:10:38 PM]

[October 21, 2016, 03:55:46 PM]

by Tote
[October 21, 2016, 03:51:35 PM]

[October 21, 2016, 03:08:12 PM]

[October 21, 2016, 01:38:16 PM]

Support NCKA

Support the site by making a donation.

2016 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Pages: [1]
Open the post up to view flyer info...

As some of you may know, I am deeply involved with the Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project (MBSTP). 

I've been trapping steelhead for the hatchery for many years and for the past couple years have been honored to sit on the Board of Directors.

I have not been able to extricate a complete email list of NCKA membership yet.  when I do, I can send this info directly to your email adress.  For now, I'm hoping an Event Announcement will generate some action and attendance. 

If you have ever caught a few salmon in Monterey or Santa Cruz area, it's likely that fish was released by MBSTP.  Steehead exist in the local streams and river in sufficient abundance that we can not only fish for them, but also can retain two hatchery fish as of last year (again, thanks to MBSTP). 

We're working a partnership with NOAA and National Marine Fisheries Service to re-introduce and bolster the endangered silver salmon in streams and rivers below San Francisco as well.  Round that out with habitat restoration efforts and the STEP educational program, and you see a powerful supportive fisheries management and restoration effort.

And we need help.  All the derbies I help work with (MBK, Kayak Connection, Perch Derby) donate yearly proceeds to MBSTP.  Thanks to you all who participate in that fun, and in that support.

We do need new members.  $35 a year is a drop in the bucket, but every little bit helps.

Right now the annual fundraising Albacore Feed is scheduled for November 12 in Castroville.  Tons of silent auction and raffle prizes, plus a great Albacore dinner!  And, a bar for those of you who might chose to imbibe adult beverages.

Please try to atend this year, I'd love to show the other board members how NCKA can step up.

Also, we have plenty of volunteer activities that need support.  Steelhead trapping might resume this year, definitely by next year.  We have the go-ahead to resume king salmon releases in the Santa cruz hHarbor next spring (Hard-Fought). The hatchery always can use extra hands for projects and major efforts like fin-clipping and the like.

Here's the flyer for the Albacore Feed.  39th Annual!

I'll pepper this thread with steelhead and salmon hatchery pix as it progresses.

thanks in advance my brothers and sisters.

More info and membership link:


Trinidad Rockfish Wars Update: TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!

Trinidad Rockfish Wars Update:

We are rescheduling the 6th Annual Trinidad Rockfish Wars for Saturday, October 22nd. There will either be a tournament & potluck/party or just a potluck/party. Weather & wind are looking way better that day. We still don't know about swell, but the swell report up to the 19th is already looking better, with no signs of a storm for the next couple/few weeks.

If you have a reservation at Emerald Forest in Trinidad, please call them and have them move it to the 22nd or cancel your reservation if you can't make it.
People safety is a big concern with our tournament. We do not want to put people in harms way. We want to continue this tournament for years to come.

I'm still waiting on Trinidad Rancheria. They own the land and I just want to make sure they are cool with it. I'm sure they will be.

Kayak Greg aka Cajun will be contacting everyone individually that signed up and giving them their options as well.

If you can't make the tournament. We will either get you your goodie bag & shirt mailed to you (preferred way) or we can issue a refund. Please email me by Wednesday October 12th if you need a refund, otherwise you are getting a goodie bag and badass, locally made, tshirt mailed to you. Email me at aaron@pacificoutfitters.com

Thank you,

Tournament Director

The weather gods have not blessed us.  The condition reports for the 15th are not good and getting worse.  We have a couple options here but need to make the decision quickly.  We need to see swell reports for the following weekend, 10/22, as soon as possible.  There should be an official announcement from the Tournament Director tomorrow as to the status of TRW 2016

One F

Here' the sign ups so far for TRW6.  Remember, it's ONLY $25 and that includes a T-shirt if you get signed up by the cutoff date.  Just follow the link at the top of the thread and get 'er done!  It's going to be a fun time and the prizes are shaping up to be epic again this year!

The Captains Meeting will be held at 4:00pm on Friday, 10/14 at the Eureka Pacific Outfitters at 5th and R streets.


1.    Cheylee Anderson, Evan Anderson - The Reel Deal
2.    Jim Galsterer, Ron Friedland - Old Dogs
3.    Michael Tibbet, Brad McNeil - OCB
4.    Forrest Johnson, James Pool - Flyslayers
5.    Armando Ortiz Rios, Remberto Majano - Ecko
6.    Joshua Smith, Owen Reed - Rock Bottom
7.    Chelsea Hayes, Cameron Anderson - Oh My Cod!
8.    Jef Brewer, William Wirt - Pac Out Ukiah
9.    Garret Turntine, Kenny Baker - Shark Bait
10.  Chris Mayes, Matthew Mayes - The aMayesing Brothers
11.  Matt Berry, Bryan Cooke - Swim Shady
12.  Ron Saufferer, Terry Saufferer - Bald Eagles
13.  Michael Franceschi, Joel Franceschi - The Franceschi Brothers
14.  Tim Duffy, Ryan King - Screaming Reels
15.  Loren Crotty, Tyja Taube - Team Ramrod
16.  Scott Thorpe, Carlos Thorpe - Wolfpack
17.  Brandi Easter, Doug Kaber - Humboldt Hookers
18.  James Pratt, Mike Lavoie - Bottom Pounders
19.  Jaime Gonzaga, Graham Gonzaga - ???
20.  John Calvert, Daniel Puertas - Dogwood
21.  Pete Sciucchetti, Matt Whisenhunt - Straight Hook
22.  Teddy Manley, Javier Perez - Sketchy Solutions
23.  Scott Cordtz, Tyler Mickielson - ????
24.  Mike Sawyer, Ron Krznarich - Plug Ugly Smoke Eaters
25.  Boyd Meridith, Kevin Knauff - Pinnacle
26.  Lloyd Chasey, Raydon Shippey - Snaggers
27.  Eddie Willis, Jason Graves - EDUB Outdoors
28.  Chad Martel, Jay Saton - Lumberyaks
29.  Michael Herman, Stephen James - Balls Deep Bottom Jiggers
30.  Allen Bushnell, Allen Sansano - Team Allen
31.  Dylan Taube, Kyle Monte - Wild Fish
32.  Chris Graham, Thomas Graham - The Graham Brothers
33.  Elan Owens, Mark Bayles - ???
34.  Jeff Koenig, Travis Marcott - Rockfish Rustlers
35.  Bret Freitas, Luis Romero - Pescados Muertos
36.  Emery Emmes, John Frahm - Magna Coda
37.  Ross Lane, Mike Bailey - Shake & Bake
38.  Patri
NCKA Hawg Troughs now available at $20 each. Limited quantities. First come, first served.

109 troughs sold, 2 troughs available

All proceeds go toward funding fishing trips for kids with cancer, one of Mooch's wishes.

aypal is not an option. Cash or personal check only. Requests can be sent to me at:

Howard Joe
4720 Ridpath Street
Fremont, CA 94538

Please include your username, email address, and/or phone number, in case I have any questions regarding your request. If I can't get in touch with you, I will return your payment.

Three ways to get your trough:

1.   NCKA Express (anyone traveling in your direction)
2.   Pick up from me.
3.   If you’re REALLY in a hurry for it, pay $9.00 for shipping.

Logos shown below. Measurement numbers are in black.
New vinyl stickers are available.
Vinyl 12 x 12 in. oversize ling stickers (same design as the vinyl 5x5 image) are now available for $20.00 each. The vinyl material is thin; so position carefully before applying.

Vinyl 5 x 5 in. ling stickers are now available for $5.00 each. The vinyl material is thin; so position carefully before applying.

Vinyl Ling

Vinyl 4 x 6 in. OG vinyl stickers (white on black) are now available for $5.00 each. The vinyl material is thin; so position carefully before applying.

Vinyl OG

If you see the sticker listed, the sticker is available.

Free shipping

All proceeds go toward funding a fishing trip for kids, to honor one of Mooch's wishes.

Paypal is not an option. Cash or personal check only. Requests can be sent to me at:

Howard Joe
4720 Ridpath Street
Fremont, CA 94538

Or catch me at an event.

Please include your username, email address, and/or phone number, in case I have any questions regarding your request. If I can't get in touch with you, I will return your payment.
About the White Seabass
The white seabass (Atractoscion, nobilis) is not a bass but a member of the croaker family and is related to the California corbina. White seabass (WSB) occur from Juneau, Alaska south to Baja California. They are usually found in areas of rocky bottom and around kelp beds. White seabass are present in California waters all year long. They spawn in kelp beds in the spring and summer. In the fall they form large schools and feed on spawning squid. In the winter they head off-shore following the squid and other baitfish. They can swim 300 miles in 2-3 months. White seabass feed on anchovies, pilchards, herring, and other fish, as well as on crustaceans and squid. The average weight of a 28-inch fish is 7 1/2 pounds. The all-tackle record is 83 pounds, 10 ounces.

The white seabass is a fish that has been much sought after commercially and by anglers. Its dense flesh is white and tender and highly valued, but it spoils quickly without proper care. White seabass landings have fluctuated considerably over the past century, with the commercial take ranging from a high of 3.4 million pounds in 1959 to a low of 58,000 pounds in 1997. The white seabass are making a tremendous comeback after years of pollution and gill netting took their toll. United Anglers assisted in getting legislation passed which now prohibits gill nets within three miles of the coastline. The Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute operates the white seabass hatchery at Carlsbad.  The researchers and volunteers have raised, tagged and released approximately 413,000 juvenile seabass into the waters of Southern California since 1986.

Read More

Pages: [1]