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General Fishing Tips / Re: First time crabbing on kayak help
« on: November 09, 2018, 10:52:33 PM »
Yea still a newb so not planning on going any where near the mouth of the bay heard a lot of bad stores there.  How is the current in the bay?  Anything to worry about current wise?

Make sure to check tides and wind conditions for the day you're going.  The currents in the main channel in Bay can be strong on large tidal days.  Wind generally picks up in the afternoon from the NW, so plan ahead.  If you stay near Lawson's pier and the clam beds, then you should be fine.  There is still some crab to be had not far from shore.

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General Fishing Tips / Re: First time crabbing on kayak help
« on: November 09, 2018, 09:18:32 PM »
The better crabbing grounds are outside the mouth and in Bodega Bay.  However, I'd be very weary going out the mouth, as the sand bar there can produce surf and waves.  Since you're a salt newbie, then I'd stay inside TBay.

Inside Tomales Bay, crabs can be found near the Lawson's pier, out right in front, and all the way into the Bay towards Hog Island.  You may need to do some trial and error to see where the crabs are.  Soak your pots for an hour at first, and see which ones are producing.  Move your pots to the better producing areas.

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General Talk / Re: Dummies Guide to Crabbing
« on: November 09, 2018, 08:48:31 PM »
What's the furthest south you'd all soak traps with the intent on bringing home enough for a meal and not just by catch?
J. Ice

I've caught some from Pigeon Point.  You really need to have the flat sandy bottoms. 
Otherwise HMB is your best bet.

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For Sale / Re: Lowrance Elite 4 Fish Finder/Transducer/Power Cable
« on: November 09, 2018, 04:37:34 PM »
SOLD

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For Sale / Re: Lowrance Elite 4 Fish Finder/Transducer/Power Cable
« on: November 09, 2018, 11:40:31 AM »
Yes

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For Sale / Re: Lowrance Elite 4 Fish Finder/Transducer/Power Cable
« on: November 08, 2018, 09:10:03 PM »
Upgraded to a Elite TI.
Used this unit for a few months.  Great unit, caught a lot of fish from it.  Not much to say, works great.

Includes: Elite 4 FF, mount, transducer, and power cable.
$80 for everything.

If you bring your kayak with you, then I'm willing to help mount and wire it up for you. 
Located in El Cerrito, CA.

Kevin

Might be interested in this, you had it rigged on your Outback right?  Read lowrance works well with Hobie. I think I'm going to bite the bullet next weekend and buy a 2019 Outback up in Sacramento.

Wow a new 2019?  If you're spending that kind of cheese, then minus well buy a nice Elite 5/7 or Hook 7. 
But yes, I used this on my 2014 Outback. 

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For Sale / SOLD: Lowrance Elite 4 Fish Finder/Transducer/Power Cable
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:43:39 PM »
Upgraded to a Elite TI.
Used this unit for a few months.  Great unit, caught a lot of fish from it.  Not much to say, works great.

Includes: Elite 4 FF, mount, transducer, and power cable.
$80 for everything.

If you bring your kayak with you, then I'm willing to help mount and wire it up for you. 
Located in El Cerrito, CA.

Kevin

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For Sale / Re: Daiwa 8'6" Accculite Spinning Rod with Shimano Sahara 4000
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:40:44 PM »
Still got this... any offers? 
Could trade for some other gear.. maybe a gaff, spearfishing gear...

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Why would cutting wires wreck them?  Unless there's some specialized high tech going into these FFs, then I doubt cutting them and splicing/soldering them back to their correct pins would be fine.  I could see cutting them while powered or splicing them incorrectly could do damage to the head unit.

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It won't fit in your outback pod without a berleypro cover. 

They're nice transducers, but only useful if you want the side scan functionality.  If you are only a downscan guy you can go with the lower model one.

The transducer the guy posted above will work for the Elite 5 TI - and is normally priced around $120 MSRP.  Should fit relatively easily in the transducer pod of an outback.

The transducer that Salty posted, I think will work but the plug doesn't plug into the back of the Elite 5 TI.  I'll have to cut the plug and solder it in.

Thanks for your help.

Kevin

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I have this lowrance transducer that came with my Hobie kayak in think it was used with a chirp or Hook 5x.
 I ended up buying and installing a $100 lowrance hook 4x and wasnít compatible with this transducer.
Let me know if you think this will work for ya and Iíll check with DG to see what model it fits.

Thanks Salty, PM en route.

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For Sale / Re: Daiwa 8'6" Accculite Spinning Rod with Shimano Sahara 4000
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:43:52 PM »
Your in el cerrito?when we gonna hook up and fish?

I've read your reports and been wondering when I'm going to randomly bump into you because we fish most of the same spots.  I can rearrange most of my work week to fish any day Mon-Fri.  Weekends are for family time only...

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For Sale / Daiwa 8'6" Accculite Spinning Rod with Shimano Sahara 4000
« on: October 30, 2018, 03:36:26 PM »
This rod has been sitting around my house awhile.  I think I used it once or twice for surf perch, but thats it.  I have 3-4 Acculites, and love them.  Great light-medium all around rod.  I've them for surf perch, plugging for stripers, and caught a few halibut.  Selling this one because it has the foam grip/handle, and I prefer the cork ones.

Specs:
Daiwa 8'6" Acculite MHFS Spinning Rod
Lure wt: 1/2oz to 1.5oz
Line wt: 8-20lb

Paired with a Shimano Sahara 4000 - currently spooled with 8lb mono

Rarely used, but has a few light scratches near the base from being moved around.  The tip and guides are damage-free.

Asking $75 for rod and reel.
Pick up in El Cerrito.

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General Fishing Tips / Lowrance Elite 5 TI - $300 transducer worth it?
« on: October 29, 2018, 06:58:43 PM »
I was recently gifted a Lowrance Elite5 TI.  I have the power cable but no transducer.  I stopped by West Marine today to check for a compatible transducer and the salesman told me that I needed the TotalScan skimmer transducer at a whopping $299.99 PLUS TAX!!!

Is this true and have to use that transducer with the Elite5 TI? If so, is it really worth it?  I can't use one of the other transom transducers?  I'm not even sure the TotalScan will fit in my Outback pod. 

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

- Kevin

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Sounds awesome.  Would totally be in to try this but that's a 4 hour drive for me. 

Good luck!

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