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Messages - AlsHobieOutback

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I prefer coffee in the morning  :smt005

I totally suck at bass fishing, but there are some times where I've had that happen where swapping out colors made them so much more willing to pound that plastic.  Really makes me wonder what it is that they think they are seeing  :smt005

Introductions / Re: Introduction
« on: June 07, 2023, 03:09:13 PM »
Welcome!  The X-11 sounds like it would be great for bait fishing like drifting for halibut/rockfish, at least I like a limber rod for that.  For rockfishing you want a bit more backbone especially if you want to keep them from running back to hide in a hole or under a ledge. 

General Talk / Re: Shasta Trinity Backcountry Discovery Trail
« on: June 07, 2023, 09:13:25 AM »
These posts keep me thinking about buying another 4Runner  :smt005. I should just come join you though, if you pick a day where the coast is blown out.

CA Regulations / Re: Commercial Fishing from Kayak
« on: June 07, 2023, 08:59:27 AM »
The Etix thing was new to me, and I am guessing that isn't being followed by individual people harvesting using a CFL.  I was hoping I could get data from the site, but requires a login.


It does say clearly:

New to commercial fishing? All fish caught under the authority of a commercial fishing license, even for personal use, must be landed and documented on an electronic fish ticket and submitted to E-Tix. Commercial fishermen must locate a licensed fish business willing to land their catch or they must possess a Fisherman's Retail License to report their commercial fish landings through the E-Tix portal. You cannot purchase a commercial fishing license or register a commercial fishing vessel for the first time without contacting LRBCOMM@wildlife.ca.gov or (916) 928-5822 to establish your commercial fishing customer account.

It also appears you cannot just pay for a CFL and go about your business, you have to contact them for your initial license sale and hopefully they are explaining nuances of the program to new people?

Either way, I keep wondering if its worth it to be a kayak commercial fisherman.  How many can you keep on a kayak at one time anyway.  A boat would become much more attractive if you wanted to be fishing for $$.  How are you going to keep 79 halibut on a kayak  :smt044

For $780 at $10 per lb, it does seem to pay it for itself though after selling 5 x 20lb halibut?

Introductions / Re: After years of lurking, finally joining!
« on: June 06, 2023, 06:08:26 PM »
Welcome Ed!  :smt006

General Talk / Re: Shasta Trinity Backcountry Discovery Trail
« on: June 06, 2023, 05:44:26 PM »
he started 4x4'ing to get away from the rest of you  :smt044

Wanted To Buy / Re: hobie 2015 AI trampoline
« on: June 05, 2023, 11:01:13 AM »
Saltcitysailing from Utah. I have it since 2021, a few hundred trips and it is holding up well.
hum, that's a lot of trips!

AOTY / Re: It's lonely at the top
« on: June 05, 2023, 10:37:49 AM »
I kept trying to soft sell the idea of first to 10 in posts, but maybe next year we can do it for real.  :smt003. Aoty could be made up of multiple side bets to keep it interesting through out the year.   :smt002

Introductions / Re: Allow me to introduce myself
« on: June 05, 2023, 07:59:37 AM »
Welcome to the maddness Chris!  :smt004

Introductions / Re: Intro
« on: June 05, 2023, 07:58:22 AM »
Welcome!  You look well prepared and ready to slay  :smt003. Hope you post up a report soon!

At least there was wind  :smt044. Thanks for the report Mark!

Fishing Tournaments and Events / Re: MBK DERBY! September 16, 2023
« on: June 02, 2023, 01:33:35 PM »
Can I just bet on Todd?  :smt003

General Talk / Re: OP Kayak incident 6-1
« on: June 02, 2023, 08:10:40 AM »
Caught a butt and saved a butt, hero Trimaran!

Introductions / Re: Allow me to introduce myself
« on: June 02, 2023, 07:36:12 AM »
Welcome!  :smt006

I've heard about them for years as a way to stack two rods on one DR and seen some members be able to successfully use them this way. Last year I started using the DR a lot more and the only complaint I have is having to reset the DR every time it pops the line off and when using a lake troller, that means pulling it all the way back up and re-deploying it.  A mistake in tension or deployment and have to start all over again.  The other day it dawned on me that I should try using the shuttle hawk to send my line down and decided to give it a shot.  Here is a quick video:

So I took the dr clip  off of my weight, and just used the shuttle hawk with my trusty scotty clip.  It comes with a different designed clip that you have to set tension with a screwdriver, but I didn't have one on me so just swapped it out.  You may notice in the video that Gary uses a rubber band to keep it from coming off of the DR line.  It doesn't come with it for some reason, so be sure to add it so you don't loose your SH.

While it sort of looks obvious how this works if you watched the video, I'll still sum up how I used it and what I liked and disliked about using it.

For me, it's sometimes hard to count the turns of the DR as the line pays out and I hear the clicker go and line pulls out of the reel.  But with this setup you deploy the DR to the desired depth, and then you use the SH to send your line down.

To get the SH to dive, you have to have tension on the clip to your line and lift up, which will give the nose a downward direction to force it to dive down to the stopper or the end of your DR line.  So at first it feels odd but you lift up and it starts to dive down, and using a clicker it pays out line pretty easily as it goes on it's way down.  Best part about this is once it's going you can slip it into your rod holder and just keep trolling and it will dive itself down until it reaches the end and then you can give a few quick winds to tension it.

Resetting is a breeze since the SH returns to the surface but you do not have to touch the DR crank at all, you can re-clip and let it pay out and send itself back down.  This makes it so I crank that DR arm so many fewer times each day, and at the end of the day, have no pain. 

Hopefully someone else gives it a try and finds it helpful!

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