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Topic: Pedro salmon Aug 10  (Read 3341 times)

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bluekayak

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Trolled to maybe 3 1/2 miles out from Pedro and a bit south where I found the serious bird action whales a lot of shakers and one keeper 5lbs, and lost one nice fish.

Out and south of Pedro things looked good but conditions made it tough to continue south so I headed in to Pedro where I ran into a lot of trout.

It doesn't look so bad inside but beyond Pedro I was pretty much being slapped silly by big wind waves. I thought it might let up outside but no such luck. Only 2 stick boats and one private outside and a stick boat working right on Pedro where the trout were congregated.

Also there was about a 1/2 mile swath of jellies which hopefully doesn't mean the mass down toward PPoint and Montara that I ran into a few days back is moving north.

I should probably keep this one under my hat but I paddled right toward a surfacing shark that scattered the seagulls when it came up, which makes #3 for me in just a few months and more than in all my prior years on the ocean combined. Only thing I can figure is being offshore more ups the likelihood of bumping into these guys. I'm almost beginning to feel the hex and of course the wife can't know about this.


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Is there a problem with jelly fish?  Sorry to be clueless :smt017
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jellies make trolling next to impossible although I managed to dredge up one fish at Mavericks a while back where the jellies were thick. I think mooching should work but it's probably better to just move to a jellyfree zone

good luck

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Any chance that shark was a thresher? Threshers are pretty harmless so I would not be so worried about them.

Just say it was a thresher  :smt003


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He said on coastside the fin was 18" tall.

But if they mess with ya, just pat them on the nose:
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I paddled right toward a surfacing shark that scattered the seagulls when it came up,


Blue shark maybe? Or was it really the Land Lord?


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GW's although found everywhere in the water are most commonly seen near coastal reefs and shores.  This is where they feed. This is not to say that they are not feeding 3-4-10 miles out to sea. With the Farallon Islands near by it is not surprising to hear of a shark siting that far out to sea.  Shark season doesn't officialy begin until September when the GW's Migrate back to the Farallon's for 3 months. However it has been documented that GW's are deep swimmers and usually have a plan of attack, often poping up to feed when they reach there destination. Again this is generally speaking and GW's can be seen Anywhere at Anytime.  Pedro seems to be a hangout.   Mako, Blue and thresher sharks are most commonly sited breaking up schools of Chovie and Salmon.  However an 18 inch  :smt009 fin.  Seems big for a Blue or Mako.  

Just my two cents.

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I was at Pedro yesterday, fishing the reef near the small point, when something surfaced and swirled/splashed right next to me...I just saw the splash...definitely not a bird, and I didn't see any mammals coming up to breathe...possibly a big salmon or a shark???


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The more sightings reported, the lower the sighting/chomping ratio gets.  I think they eat alot of salmon, tuna and yellowtail myself, but relatively few people are out in the areas where it happens to witness it.  Feeding on marine mammals occurs on the surface, where people can see it easilly.  Most boat sightings seem to occur during salmon fishing expiditions, usually quite a ways offshore.  Tellingly the little shark in the monterey bay aquarium was fed mostly salmon.
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And don't forget that salmon sharks migrate through here through mid summer.  They get up to 10 feet and perhaps 6-700 pounds or larger.

And also the basking shark is common.

Eithe of these, in addition to the great white, can have 18" fins.

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And also the basking shark is common.
 

...but don't the basking sharks just cruise around the surface (like whale sharks)...and don't really feed aggressively like the GW's, threshers and the blues....

I did not know that the Salmon sharks migrate this way - very interesting.

I was paddling out with Mike / Sturgy last year at LM and I remember hearing a big splash just inches behind Mike's Kayak....we were both spooked by it....and never knew what it was  :smt118


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Yes, Salmon shark females come down here every spring to give birth before migrating back up to Alaska.

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Check the general forum for instructions on posting pics.


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bill has some instructions up. they are kind of gallery specific, but it
seems anybody can post any image from the gallery with some effort.

the image seems to be here (may be other places too):

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/albums/album14/condor.sized.jpg

I figured this out by right clicking on the image and asking for properties,
which eventually gives you the URL for the image. there will be something like that for the mac.

given the URL you can paste that into your browser (or just click on the link)  and see your image.

and theoretically, :smt032

if you put the above like
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[img]http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/albums/album14/condor.sized.jpg
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with the URL between the img tags, it should know what to do.

I'll try that here:



hey, it worked!  :smt004

it's really sensitive to extra spaces and the like. I had to remove the extra spaces and returns etc a couple times before it worked.
computers ain't people.

you can hit the 'preview' button when you are posting to see if you got it right.

I have been wondering if you can see shore from way out there, I'm glad to learn that you can! Also now I know what a "stick" boat is, and also what a shaker looks like, so thank you very very much for your photos.
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For a 100ft bluff to disapear over the horizon you'd have to be 17 miles offshore.
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early.


 

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