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Wanted To Buy / WTB/Service Request: Aluminum Welding
« on: March 21, 2022, 11:56:28 AM »
I had one of the little notches on the kicker motor tilt mech snap off. Does anyone here weld aluminum? Is this something that can even be welded?

I can easily transport the engine but am located in Redwood City.

Also, how are people securing these motors while underway? The engine tilt bounces a lot on the stern in chop and all the force is resting on those 2 notches... It was bound to happen
2002 Honda BF5

For Sale / 6 rigged crab traps SOLD
« on: December 17, 2021, 08:24:52 AM »
6 Danielson crab traps, each with 200 feet of leaded rope, a trap harness, and a buoy, plus 5 bait bags.
All have added 4lbs and some have weighted doors.

Pickup in Redwood City

Recreational Dungeness crab trap fishing in Fishing Zone 3 (Sonoma/Mendocino county line to Pigeon Point) will open under a Fleet Advisory beginning at 9 a.m. this Friday, Dec. 17, 2021.

The commercial fishery will open in that area under a Fleet Advisory at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, with a pre-soak period to begin at 8:01 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. The commercial fishery 40-fathom depth restriction will also be lifted in Fishing Zone 4 beginning at 8:01 a.m. on Dec. 26. The presence of humpback whales within zones 3 and 4 has continued to decline, lowering the risk of entanglements. Based on data collected during the most recent risk assessment, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director has determined that risk of entanglement has declined, and it is time to provide fishing opportunity in all fishing zones. However, informed by requests from port and crab boat owner associations in zone 3 to promote a fair and orderly fishery, the season delay in zone 3 will continue until Dec. 29. These groups have requested additional time to prepare and set gear for an orderly start to the commercial fishery. This also gives the remaining whales additional time to leave the fishing grounds, further reducing risk of entanglement when the season opens. For a map of all fishing zones, see here.​

WTB: Penn Fathom 40nld2 and Okuma PCH-C-741XXH or PCH-C-701XXH

Will be in San Diego thru Monday and back in Bay area after

General Talk / End of an Era: Tom Mattusch & The Huli Cat
« on: September 10, 2021, 08:39:09 AM »
Taken From Tom's Personal FB Page- I know many of us have been to Pillar Point, Moss Landing, or Bodega and seen this boat if not been on it... Truly heartbreaking. Tom is a role model for all folks through his dedication and perseverance for the past 40+ years as well as one of the best stewards and proponents for sport and commercial fishing in the area.

End of an Era 
by Capt Tom Mattusch

"A little over 20 years ago I bought the Huli Cat after operating other peopleís charter boats.  Prior to that I had a Boston Whaler 20í Outrage for fishing and diving since 1977.  It seems incomprehensible, however, due to California politics and policies, change is coming.  The straw that broke the proverbial camelís back was the California Fish & Game Commission ruling that recreational Dungeness crab would be subject to the same opening rules as commercial.  California Department of Fish & Wildlife bears a little responsibility for the upcoming change.

Iíve been involved in as many research projects as I could possibly find.  Engoís promoted a Ďbest available scienceí to assist governing our Federal fisheries.  I always hoped I was adding to our knowledge base and filling gaps about populations and conditions on the Pacific Ocean.  I sat on 2 different Regional Working Groups attempting to preserve as much fishable area for recreational anglers and divers.  Iíve worked on recreational and commercial EFPís to answer questions about populations and techniques.  I worked on stock assessments to validate fish populations.  Iíve participated in lingcod, halibut, salmon, albacore and Humboldt squid research projects.  Iíve spent 5 years on the Dungeness Crab Task Force Whale Entanglement Group representing CPFV.
I attempted to get projects like the EFP for recreational chilipepper, that was identical to a commercial project I successfully completed.  Chilipepper is classified as an underutilized species as recreational and commercial fisherman are not catching enough.  That was shot down by the California Department of Fish & Game.  I talked years ago about an opportunity for the  recreational sector to go after petrale sole fishing over 150 fathoms at the PFMC and listened to commercial fisherman bemoan, ďThere goes recreationals trying to ruin another commercial fishery!Ē  When we had depth closures, I tried to get recreationals to go after black cod and chilipepper to take the pressure off the nearshore.  Work in the Ano Nuevo MPA and reference cells contributed to a new method to interpret rockfish stock assessments.

There is an old saying, the two best days of a boatowners life are the day you buy a boat and the day you sell a boat.  There is something about being offshore on saltwater that makes that difficult to believe.  Travelling across open water, anxious to catch salmon, rockfish, albacore, Dungeness crab instills a certain joie de vivre.  Seeing how happy anglers are bringing up their first or their 1000th fish is  soul satisfying.  Seeing a crab pot come up full of Dungeness crab.  No concrete, rarely ever a traffic issue, enjoying a whale show, dolphins, birds and shark sightings beats anything you can find on TV.  Working with the Maverickís Surf events and movie, ash scatters at sea, taking Veterans out on special trips, Police Activity League trips, Children of Deaf Adults, disadvantaged youth trips, Christmas boat decorating events at Pillar Point Harbor, marrying people on the boat, parties on the boat, seeing three generations of a family fishing together, salmon, rockfish, Dungeness crab and Humboldt squid all remind me of good experiences.

I have a Simrad system on Huli Cat.  I looked at some of the long term statistics. I have traveled over 18,000 nautical miles on the current set of electronics.  Prior to the current John Deere motors, I wore out a set of Cummins engines, those replaced a pair of Detroits.  I found it almost incomprehensible it was possible to wear out propellers.

The California Fish & Game Commission meeting where it was decided recreational would be subject to the same rules as commercial Dungeness crab opening was pitiful.  Director Bonham started by saying it would be done.  There was massive public comment against this, the 5 Commissioners were unanimous in aligning the seasons if whales were present due to a lawsuit by CBD.  The was no consideration of how few recreational entanglements had ever been recorded, no credit to no CPFV entanglements ever recorded.  Rockcod crab combos are incredibly popular.  Adding red buoys to recreational crab pots?  Add the data moderate Quillback and Copper rockfish issue at the PFMC, be thankful presentations by the public saved that for now.  Donít think it is just fishing CDFW has challenges with, the California deer population is down 70% from the 1970ís.

This is the end of an era.  I sold the Huli Cat.  In addition, the new owner will change the name.  The Huli Cat will only exist in memories."

Wanted To Buy / WTB: Daiwa Lexa 400 HD
« on: June 15, 2021, 09:30:23 AM »
Hi All, Looking for a Daiwa Lexa 400 HD (7.1:1 or 8.1:1 ratio)  Let me know if you have one kicking around before I order one.


Site Discussion / search restrictions?
« on: August 24, 2020, 03:41:32 PM »
Trying to search for the "How i Roll" thread an got this.. Seems kinda unnecessary as I and A are still words?

For Sale / Sold
« on: August 19, 2020, 03:53:14 PM »

For Sale / 1985 Hobie Powerskiff 15' SOLD
« on: August 04, 2020, 03:09:20 PM »
I have a 1985 Hobie Powerskiff Deluxe I'd like to sell. I just bought a bigger boat because my family has started fishing with me, but I can only store one.

I'm located in the SF Bay Area.

The boat was bought last year and I had spent about 2 years looking for one in good condition that hadn't been torn apart.

It has been repowered with a 2003 Mercury 40 EFI 4 Stroke with 1050 hours. It is electric start, and electric trim and tilt (completely functional and spotless) The engine has been meticulously maintained and is getting new oil every 100 hours and yearly lower end lube replacement and impellers as needed. I have recently done plugs, oil, filters, thermostat, gaskets, oil switch, fuel lines and connectors, put a brand new Turning Point brand prop and hub, a brand new starter oem motor, and a brand new Vessel View. I have added sensors to make the engine smartcraft enabled for RPM, Temp, Oil Pressure, Voltage, and Fuel burn rates (its fuel injected so I get exact feedback from the engine)

Boat gets 34MPH with one person and gear at 5900 RPM and i get around 5400 fully loaded with 4 people and a bunch of camping gear. Cruise is a nice 24mph.

2 6 gal gas tanks under the seat and 2 brand new batteries under the console on a perko switch. One group 27 and one Group 31 (both 4 months old). you could take this boat to the islands and back no problem.

It has a brand new (march) Garmin Echomap 63CV with BluechartsG3 and a GT23M chirp Transducer. Clear readings all the way to WOT.

The boat is 35 years old, but the gelcoat is not in horrible shape. there is some crazing around the rub rail and hatch hinges, but everything is solid. Transom has 0 flex and no water intrusion, and the Deck is Nydacore so there is no wood in it to rot. All the foam inside is dry as well. It has been cleaned after every use and trailer, engine, and boat is always fresh water flushed.

It has a west marine VHF mounted on it that work, but the screen back light flickers on and off.

The trailer is a 1997 EZ Loader that I just used to tow the boat to shasta and back from SF with 0 problems at all. It too has been cared for. The boat is always stored on the trailer under cover, not in the water. This was upgraded by the previous owner.

I am looking to get SOLD for my boat & trailer fully rigged.


Wanted To Buy / WTB Shimano Trevala
« on: May 08, 2020, 01:10:54 PM »
Hi all. I'm planning on ordering a Shimano Trevala but figured id post here to see if anyone had one they were interested in parting ways with before having one shipped.

Im looking for the 7' ML Casting :)
TVC 70ML SHM-0207


I will probably order at the end of next week if I don't hear back on here

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Electric Downrigger for Kayak?
« on: March 27, 2020, 09:06:48 AM »
Does anyone know of a small enough Electric Downrigger for a kayak?

General Talk / G-Loomis Warranty
« on: March 12, 2020, 12:07:07 PM »
Anyone have experience with G-Loomis Customer Service?

I sent them a rod in November on warranty and my replacement is still on back order.. Its been almost 5 months and they still cannot tell me when i will recieve it. Its a $750 rod so im kinda pissed they still haven't made it right. Its also my fly rod and the only one i have in that weight so im SOL until i get it back.

Stripers are back and im not ready..   :smt013 :smt013 :smt013

I am switching my boat over to Garmin as it's what I'm familiar with so I'm selling the previous setup.

All of it is working and in great condition (used it for a few months before I decided what model I wanted to purchase).

Comes with the DownScan Transducer, Transducer bracket, Cables (power and transducer), Display unit with built in GPS Antenna, and the Rotating/Tilting mount.

Has both the Navionics + and Lowrance Graphs for North America.

For Sale / SOLD Ocean Kayak Scrambler XT - Great Condition $400 - SOLD
« on: January 21, 2020, 12:01:42 PM »
I have a 2009 Ocean Kayak Scrambler XT fishing kayak for sale. I am the 2nd owner of this boat and it has been stored inside its entire lifetime and has always been rinsed in fresh water after use- it has no UV (Sun) fading at all.
Comes with a padded seat, West Marine Pro Paddle, PVC and pneumatic wheels scupper cart, and an Attwood Fishing rod Holder and extension.

All elastics are nice and fresh, as well as the rubber gaskets on the hatch.

I have caught many Halibut, Rockfish, and even Salmon from this kayak in the bay and ocean of Nor Cal- It's a fishy boat!!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Located in Redwood City, CA
Asking $400

General Talk / New Hobie
« on: January 14, 2020, 10:09:44 AM »
With my family starting to get more interested in fishing as well, I thought it was time to pick up a new Hobie.  Only needed to be able to bring 2 more people with me but a kayak wasn't really going to cut it for my mom...
I think I found a good compromise and don't feel like i'm entirely cheating on my Revo 13 this way :P

Many people dont know Hobie made powerboats too! the Hobie Powerskiff was their smaller model, and the Hobie Fisherman was their 18/19 foot model.

Looking forward to lots of fun and adventures with my family and friends now that I can drag them fishing with me :)

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