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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Favorite cheap saltwater rod?
« on: February 20, 2017, 03:34:40 PM »
The 7' medium ugly stick tiger is a good cheap rod that'll last forever.


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Fish Talk / Re: What kind of fish is this?
« on: February 17, 2017, 05:53:59 AM »
How deep were you fishing? If I had to guess, not deep enough.


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General Talk / Re: Rocky, Sandy or Muddy ?
« on: February 10, 2017, 06:29:02 AM »
It's more about the thickness and color (or greyscale shading, if no color) of the bottom line than it is about the depth contour displayed in your screen.

Google "how tell if bottom is rocky or sandy lowrance" and you'll find a variety of resources, videos, etc.


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Wanted To Buy / Re: WTB: Boston Whaler 13 or aluminum fishing boat (14)
« on: February 09, 2017, 01:08:14 PM »
Which whaler do you have, Ex-Kayaker?

Some years back I almost bought a Reinell that was a nearly exact clone of a 17' Montauk. The owner had built a removable casting deck in the bow and installed a foot controlled trolling motor. It fished real nice the few times I took it out on the Delta.

If you can make your whaler work for bass fishing, you can kill two birds with one stone.


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Wanted To Buy / Re: WTB: Boston Whaler 13 or aluminum fishing boat (14)
« on: February 09, 2017, 01:04:12 PM »
You should also consider a 14 foot Livingston skiff. They are SUPER stable and seaworthy for their size.

Good luck in your search!


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Whoa......I think I actually agree with Alex B on something  :smt107


I'd rather own a livie than a whaler in all sizes up to their 19'er.  Foot for foot they're beamier and a more comfortable ride.

Whaler central is a good resource but take it all with a grain of salt, most of those guys are super purists and wouldn't buy anything less than a time capsuled barn find.....and then they'd suggest that you low ball it.  A lot of the 16-18 foot whalers are in high demand in CA, they can fetch a premium but there's also a bunch of kooks out there wanting top dollar for a beat up hull with a 35 year old two stroke hanging on it. I'd advise taking your time and not get overly eager.  Good deals pop up fairly often, just be sure to have cash ready to go cause they do go quick. 

I was flirting with the idea of letting go of my whaler to buy a bass boat but haven't quite worked up the nerve to actually let it go.
Haha! I'm sure we agree on a lot of things when it comes to fishing.


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Wanted To Buy / Re: WTB: Boston Whaler 13 or aluminum fishing boat (14)
« on: February 09, 2017, 07:50:51 AM »
You should also consider a 14 foot Livingston skiff. They are SUPER stable and seaworthy for their size.

Good luck in your search!


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Wanted To Buy / Wanted - Lowrance HDI Skimmer (83/200/455/800)
« on: February 09, 2017, 07:48:52 AM »
What's up NCKA?

Anyone out there happen to have an extra Lowrance HDI Skimmer transducer or a spare power cord that'll fit my Hook 5 head unit?

I'm in the process of rigging up my little 12' Gregor skiff. Motor (8-HP Tohatsu) is on the way. Trailer will probably be bought this weekend. Now I just need to get my electronics in order.

Thanks for looking!

Cheers,

Alex


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General Fishing Tips / Thresher looking for good locations
« on: February 06, 2017, 09:39:10 AM »
The threshers made another appearance on the Marin Coast during the last few months of the 2016 salmon season. I got my ass kicked by one of them while I was salmon trolling. It bit a Watermelon Apex.


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General Talk / Re: Review of Kayak catch bag
« on: February 03, 2017, 06:47:02 AM »
Did you get Sea Angler 36x20 direct from them or did you find it elsewhere for a lower price?

I don't remember exactly where I got my bag - it's been a few years. I'm sure I just searched around for a few minutes and picked the lowest price. I think I paid around $80-90, but I could be mistaken.


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General Talk / Re: Thinking about buying a boat
« on: February 03, 2017, 06:41:25 AM »
Like another poster said, check out Arima boats. They are a great fit for California waters. The 17 footer would be a great all-around boat.


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General Talk / Re: Review of Kayak catch bag
« on: February 02, 2017, 07:15:41 AM »
The one I have is the "Inshore" bag, which I think is about 36"x20".

I keep it right behind my seat, like so:



This way I don't have to open my hatch every time I need to stick a fresh bait or stash some catch.

In rough water, its best/safest to avoid opening your hatch.


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Safety First / Re: clothing and pfd's
« on: January 31, 2017, 03:17:35 PM »
If you can afford a dry suit, get one. Otherwise, a wetsuit will do just fine. (Preferably with a relief zipper).

I started with a wetsuit and moved to a drysuit so I could stay warm, dry, chaff-free, and comfortable during LONG days of salmon trolling.


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General Talk / Re: Review of Kayak catch bag
« on: January 31, 2017, 02:51:09 PM »
I have been really happy with my Sea Angler Inshore kill bag. I think I've had it for 3 seasons now, and it's still in perfect condition. It holds 5 lbs of ice all day long, and rockfish spines don't damage it.

This bag isn't sealed, so you still need a normal cooler (plus lots more ice) in your car to transport your catch.




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General Talk / Sunglasses - Costa vs. Maui Jim vs. ???
« on: January 24, 2017, 06:51:55 AM »
Thanks, guys. All good of my previous Costas have had grey glass lenses (400 series glass, I believe). I like the grey for all-around use on and off the water. I'll probably go with grey again, unless those Tuna Alleys fit me and I can score a good deal.


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General Talk / Re: Sunglasses - Costa vs. Maui Jim vs. ???
« on: January 23, 2017, 04:14:31 PM »
Rippinlips - I gonna try to find somewhere local (Oakland) to try on a pair of Tuna Alleys. If they fit (and you haven't sold yours by then), I'll definitely be interested.


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