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General Fishing Tips / Re: Kayak Salmon Fishing 101 ?
« on: May 15, 2022, 10:11:01 PM »
Personally I'm hoping for confidence with an 8-10oz banana weight but I look at my scope and don't trust it's down enough.  Such a simple and beautiful setup without all the bling other than mooching...

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For Sale / Re: 2019 Hobie outback complete setup for sale
« on: May 15, 2022, 08:03:14 AM »
Boom!  That was quick…bless your economy and see ya’ on Tomales possibly…diapers and formula are a big deal… :smt006

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For Sale / Re: Sold : Standard Horizon HX870 VHF Radio
« on: May 07, 2022, 06:55:11 PM »
Sold to the quickest buyer in the world
Sailfish?

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Stealth / Re: Downrigger on a Stealth
« on: May 05, 2022, 01:13:01 PM »
I had more (of my very limited) success with salmon paddling with 8 oz bananas than with the DD6. I found that the planer really pulled me to one side and I got more tangles, especially if I changed direction. I caught a few just putting the flasher right behind the banana sinker and then a leader to the fbr. It is about 2' from just above the reel to just below the first eyelet so I would do 20-60 pulls, depending how deep the water and what the word was as far as how deep the fish were. Paddle really hard to get some speed up, pull a half a dozen or a dozen times, repeat, repeat. I could keep up 2.5kts+ pretty easily after I got all the line out. I hit the reefs at LM and HMB a couple times so I know I was down a ways.
Yes!  Dat’s da way, if you want to rest and mooch it works as well…no flasher… :smt006

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That's a fatty!  Good stuff! :smt006

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Boom!  Never surrender...good stuff! :smt006

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Stealth / Re: Downrigger on a Stealth
« on: May 04, 2022, 03:22:28 PM »
Thanks Sea-bree, Eddie and ThreemoneyJ for your replies. The reason I bought a Stealth kayak was so I could paddle, which really enjoy. So I am hesitant to load it up with a ton of gear unless it is necessary. Maybe for 2022 I will research planers and divers and use those for now.  If I feel the need for a downrigger, I will research how to install one later.

I have two follow-up questions for you now:

1) Is there a maximum and minimum depth that you can reach with a planer or diver? Do you control the depth via the speed of the boat?
2) As you know, the Stealth has two trolling rod holders, which I would like to use. Do I really need to install a rod holder onto the fish hatch lid so I can see the rod tip?
The depth of the diver is controlled by your pulls and the scope of your angle,  I eyeball a 45’ angle and half the amount of pulls then add a few just for fun, due to speed of kayak.  It gets technical but fish find your stuff.  For me with a 7oz diver which is heavy I generally pull 42 to 50 pulls and it seems to find em’ if it’s my turn.  Not sure this makes sense.  If I’m using a 5oz dd6 with the big face I’m pulling 48, these are not hard numbers but I know by my angle that my bait is in the zone…

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Stealth / Re: Downrigger on a Stealth
« on: May 04, 2022, 03:11:29 PM »
I would skip a DR on the stealth. Your 460 is only around 26 inches wide. Hanging a DR ball off the side will make a noticeable difference IMO. Not saying it can’t be done, but I think that the added complexity wouldn’t be worth it along with the added drag and complexity to your paddle stroke.

That being said if I were going to try it I would get an electric downrigger and mount it behind where you sit, maybe on some sort of removable platform that could rest in the rod holders. You could then have your rod mounted in front of you and clipped in so you could see the rod tip. Or maybe an electric reel on a shortened rod or kite rod just stuck into one of the rod holder.

Or maybe just use a deep six. IDK I’ve never caught a salmon from my stealth.
You’ll get one or many on your stealth I hope, mine last year, was HMB on DD6…I’m mooching as often as I can this year… :smt006

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Stealth / Re: Downrigger on a Stealth
« on: May 04, 2022, 02:46:55 PM »
You don’t need a downrigger, ask KPD…fish are generally 40-65 ft down in the areas I fish.  Planers, divers, sinker releases all work to keep your offering in the zone, as light as a stealth is I could imagine the drag on one side where your full system is, I could be wrong though…go stealth! :smt006

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Stealth / Re: Wing Paddle
« on: May 04, 2022, 09:27:13 AM »
I use an RPC3 midwing paddle and i can confirm it is harder on your body.  I don't know if I would say its efficient. It "scoops" much more water so it requires more force to push it requiring more energy on your part, but it will push you through the water quickly and the acceleration is great.  I use a 210-220 in full carbon.  If you are fit and care about covering ground quickly and getting a work out a wing paddle is for you.  If you are concerned about energy consumption on the water and being tired and having worn out shoulders you might want to stay with a euro blade.

Where the wing come sin handy for me is a. in the surf punching through bigger waves, and b. when im trolling a big diver like a nomad dtx with a giant lip.
Thanks brah,  down the road, but might get one to "get" fit...not too concerned about getting tired though I do get tired but push through... :smt006

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Moss Landing Halibut Advice
« on: May 03, 2022, 10:27:15 AM »
... pajaro fingers so if the salmon are close, you can try to target both (still a big day!).


Just curious - I've just known it as pajaro and wonder if it's always been pajaro fingers or just a recent thing?
I've known it as the poo poo pipes all this time.   :smt044
Umami halibut, prolly more umami in sf bay…

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Stealth / Re: Wing Paddle
« on: April 22, 2022, 01:25:28 PM »
I have a 205-215 epic small/mid wing paddle, which works great against the swell/current/wind. I could push a maxim speed around 6.9MPH which my other paddles could not give.
Yay, confirming my hopes.  According to their selection specs I would fit a 214cm though the stealth is 23” wide and I’m thinking their thinking I’m on a surf ski…

Side note, have you ever propellered off your yak on a mis-tuned catch?

Thanks for posting… :smt006

When I cruise about 4-5MPH, I have no problem on the mis-tuned catch. Actually I feel that the catch will be automatically aligned when I set my grip a little bit loose. When I was sprinting the yak at fastest speed, yes, sometimes I felt unstable when paddle catch went wrong. But stealth profisha has a very good secondary stability, never fell off  :smt044

I also always put a carbon Greenland paddle in the fish hatch as a backup. I like the feeling of smoothness when cruising with Greenland paddle at about 3~4MPH. The Greenland paddle has 1~1.5MPH less speed compared to the wing with a similar effort. when the wind picks up, the wing paddle just give me more confidence to paddle back.
I’m super convinced a wing paddle is in the cards, Father’s Day?  Straight up purchase…Mother’s Day gift for my wife?  That doesn’t make sense…hmmm, gonna have to “wing” it on da wifey… :smt006

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Stealth / Re: Wing Paddle
« on: April 22, 2022, 11:08:40 AM »
I have a 205-215 epic small/mid wing paddle, which works great against the swell/current/wind. I could push a maxim speed around 6.9MPH which my other paddles could not give.
Yay, confirming my hopes.  According to their selection specs I would fit a 214cm though the stealth is 23” wide and I’m thinking their thinking I’m on a surf ski…

Side note, have you ever propellered off your yak on a mis-tuned catch?

Thanks for posting… :smt006

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Fishing scissors and Lanocote
« on: April 21, 2022, 09:38:54 PM »
I made a short video of using titanium scissors to clean a rockfish.

Paul

That's a great idea, and I'm going to use the scissors technique from now on. I'm just wondering if it might be a problem wrt fish ID when you cut off all of the fins, tail, parts of the gills, and scale them...

For fish with size limits, I won't cut tails off.

Paul
I find that amusingly wise...fish beyond limit size I cut the tail, not off, to bleed from both ends... :smt006

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General Talk / Re: A word of caution: NTM infections
« on: April 21, 2022, 06:30:08 PM »
Wow-loving where this thread has gone. Shows what a cool community this can be with knowledgeable folks from all walks of life.
I'll be lovin' when you're all well and we're slaying certain species!  Thanks for sharing and hope things go swimmingly... :smt006

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