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Saw a boat in the HMB harbor that had gigantic metallic rings stacked on board and thought about them immediately after reading this.

Safety First / Re: Get this Spyderco knife!
« on: September 30, 2022, 11:55:23 AM »
Yeah, I have one with out the cork handle, but the cork looks pretty nice!  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005EOJAKI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1  I got it for my trip to Hawaii last year, wantign to bring one cheap sharp knife that is easy to see.  It's become part of the camping kit now and I'm amazed how well it's lasted with not much care.

Introductions / Re: New from yolo county area
« on: September 30, 2022, 11:45:36 AM »
 :smt006 Welcome to the madness  :smt003

General Fishing Tips / Re: Hook sharpening
« on: September 30, 2022, 10:28:30 AM »
Thanks for posting this, I've been wanting to be able to sharpen my hook after watching a video explaining exactly what you saw, sometimes hooks aren't as sharp as they can be.  I did a quick search of amazon and bought this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082TPSSL6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1  Do not buy this, it is like 3 inches long and just doesn't seem to do the job. I'd love to sharpen hooks instead of toss them.

Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / SC 9/29 Skunk report
« on: September 30, 2022, 08:59:21 AM »
Met up with another Boulder Creek local yesterday to do some fishing in SC.  Conditions were really nice in the morning with no wind and very little swell.  We launched at twilight and headed out in search of bait, to which we found fairly easily.  Started with small anchovies, but found some jack mackeral and smelt were in the mix so focused on getting them.  Around 40fow were thick schools, and we easily got enough to drift.  Headed out to the SC 254 buoy and started fishing in about 80fow.  After 30 minutes I was starting to feel the itch to move, when I saw my rod with a huge mac start shaking.  I waited a bit to make sure it was swallowed and then decided to set the hook, and the leader was cut almost instantly.  Something big down there ate that big mac  :smt044  Retied and we drifted in a bit closer to 70fow.  Out there the mackeral were easy targets, so was easy to send down fresh bait.  Never got another good hit, only found some rockfish that were feeding, no lings. Red tide still present, but the bait fish seem to not care.  Clear out where we were fishing

Introductions / Re: New from Hayward
« on: September 28, 2022, 04:40:48 PM »
Congrats on your new yak and welcome to NCKA!  :smt006

Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Dropper loop tying jig
« on: September 28, 2022, 04:07:46 PM »
What a great idea Tedski!  This looks much easier than the way I've been trying them by hand.  Glad I came across this to bump it too, great info!   :smt002  I'll add it to my project list

I have enough scrap laying around to make another if you wanted to come by and toss one together.
That would be awesome!  :smt003

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Fish Finder Reccomendations
« on: September 28, 2022, 02:27:12 PM »
You can buy pretty much whatever your budget allows for when it comes to fishfinders.  I've always gone with smaller units, and am now feeling like I could use a bigger screen as my eyes get older.  If your kayak supports a specific type of unit, I would start there like Lowrance for Hobies transducer spot.  Otherwise you can adapt any FF to your setup.  The important features to me are really just the basics like GPS and map, depth, speed, some readout of the bottom and able to mark bait.

Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Re: Lost Coast - 9/27/22
« on: September 28, 2022, 11:16:38 AM »
Super cool hug ling catch and release.  Been a dream of mine for a long time...  Maybe I need to hire Eric to make it happen. :smt003

Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Dropper loop tying jig
« on: September 28, 2022, 10:33:56 AM »
What a great idea Tedski!  This looks much easier than the way I've been trying them by hand.  Glad I came across this to bump it too, great info!   :smt002  I'll add it to my project list

General Fishing Tips / Re: Catching Sanddabs in HMB/Pacifica?
« on: September 28, 2022, 09:20:06 AM »
Sanddabs can be found much shallower and much deeper.  The quality/size of them is what your looking for at different depths.  In Monterey I would normally go to 180fow to find nice size dabs.  During MBK I was finding small ones at 90fow, so probably bigger out past 120+ For HMB that looks to be out past the red can per this chart: http://fishing-app.gpsnauticalcharts.com/i-boating-fishing-web-app/fishing-marine-charts-navigation.html?title=Clear+Lake+boating+app#13.7/37.4826/-122.5130

Introductions / Re: Its my first time login NCKA and this is my first post
« on: September 28, 2022, 09:16:25 AM »
Great first post, but ya got 9 more to go to see the members only section  :smt003  Reply to your welcomes and it will be over quickly. :smt004

Hobie Kayaks / Re: looking for 1000lb spectra
« on: September 28, 2022, 09:14:52 AM »
Still haven't replaced my repaired up and down rudder lines, but the temp fixes haven't broke yet  :smt044  Think it's time to do the same and replace them all.  One question on the larger rudder lines; they probably wont fit through the little caps on the rudder line tubes so wondering if more water intrusion might happen.  The larger diameter line might negate that though.

Introductions / Re: Its my first time login NCKA and this is my first post
« on: September 27, 2022, 11:24:19 AM »
What a great intro post Xia!  You have a classic case of the madness I would say  :smt044  Sounds like you went all in!  I feel similarly about things as you do, so I think we would get along famously together  :smt003  I also have an AI and fish a lot in Santa Cruz and Monterey and try to get out every weekend.  Welcome to the NCKA Community!  :smt006

Fishing Tournaments and Events / Re: MBK Derby 2022 Registration Now Open!
« on: September 27, 2022, 09:52:06 AM »
Well said Sully!  :smt002

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