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CA Regulations / Re: SFO bay
« on: December 06, 2017, 10:43:31 PM »
i can't think of any reg that would limit the number of rock crab traps you use in the bay.

2
General Fishing Tips / Re: are west coast stripers hybrids??
« on: December 06, 2017, 10:34:51 PM »
no, they're not wipers.  stripers with broken lines mean that the fish....has broken lines.

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CA Regulations / Re: Question about Barbless Hooks
« on: December 06, 2017, 08:42:49 PM »
the hooks look decent and they're not really any difference in price than some others. i might have to try the sickle style out sometime.

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CA Regulations / Re: Question about Barbless Hooks
« on: December 06, 2017, 08:40:43 PM »
This is on their website, and famed fishing journalist David Hurley tells me it "looks legit."

Bushy
interesting quote from the letter about calling them barbless - CDFW gives out marketing advice now?

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CA Regulations / Re: Question about Barbless Hooks
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:58:44 PM »
The funny thing is the nubbed "grabber" barbless hooks made by Maruto are considered barbless.  I don't know if those would pass the cotton ball test, but supposedly are copacetic.

https://www.anglerinnovations.com/products/8832-ssc-cp

I don't know---the description says it's "semi-barbless"...
err yeah, to clarify, they're not barbless,  but are supposedly legal in barbless waters.  they supposedly have some sort of letter from CA DFW confirming this.

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CA Regulations / Re: Question about Barbless Hooks
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:19:21 PM »
The funny thing is the nubbed "grabber" barbless hooks made by Maruto are considered barbless.  I don't know if those would pass the cotton ball test, but supposedly are copacetic.

https://www.anglerinnovations.com/products/8832-ssc-cp

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General Talk / Re: Which Kayak Stores to check out in the Bay Area
« on: December 05, 2017, 03:42:25 PM »
Wind Toys in Santa Rosa is good for Hobies.
windtoys does demo days in Marin,CCK, Claveys is cool too but no hobies they got Eddyline. Support your local kayak shops
Clavey has a shipment of Native watercraft pedal kayaks coming in shortly, if not already.

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General Talk / Re: Which Kayak Stores to check out in the Bay Area
« on: December 05, 2017, 03:41:20 PM »
CCK at Jack London square/Oakland should have Hobies and Natives from my understanding.

Headwaters in Lodi only carries Native pedal drives, as well as NuCanoe with the H20 pro-ped drive.

Adventure sports in big break/oakley demos Hobies. Don't know what else they have.

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Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Re: non yak dino report
« on: December 04, 2017, 12:46:03 PM »
Nice, I got a 48”er myself on Saturday. Good times
question about what rod you got that sturgeon on word on the water was it had a barb
he (Ryan) was fishing in a powerboat, not on a kayak, with barbless hooks and roe so probably was not the same fish you're talking about.

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General Talk / Re: White Shark? (Photo)
« on: November 29, 2017, 01:15:52 PM »
its a baby frickin whale, Jay

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Fish Talk / Re: Hooked something big...maybe?
« on: November 22, 2017, 04:50:17 PM »
gopher rockfish

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General Talk / Re: ESPN and MLB Network without cable?
« on: November 17, 2017, 09:12:34 AM »
Mlbtv is essentially worthless due to blackout restrictions. You can circumvent blackouts with a VPN, but you still can't watch playoff games without a cable sub. Just find free streams...
yeah but i get a free subscription with my tmobile account, so who's to complain about that?

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Santa Cruz / Re: Am I too big for a Raptor G2?
« on: November 17, 2017, 09:09:45 AM »
You might want to chat with Nicholas Chin about surf launching. He's from up your way and has a Native Titan that he takes through surf.

I think the biggest issue with surf launching kayaks (true surf launches) with pedal drives is the pedal drive itself.  Native's drives are super tough and could potentially be a hazard in the surf zone if you were to become separated from your kayak and it was to roll over you. 

That would leave you towards a few choices:

Hobie Outback - should be sufficient for a man of your size, drive can be stored
Hobie Adventure/AI - can be surf launched
Hobie Revo 13 - you would fit this kayak, although it may not be the most stable for someone of your size, and I would not bring sidekicks through a surf zone.
Wilderness Radar 135 - I think this may be a good fit for you, as it is a capable craft, the drive can be pinned to the hull and is less of a murder risk than our drives are.
Hobie PA - guys in Socal launch theirs through surf outta la jolla. its plenty doable for them, and could be for you. But hauling one a long distance is a pain, even on wheels
Native yaks - while the Slayer Propel 13 would be a good fit for you, the drive cannot be stored so that its out of the way.  You can definitely leash it down to the deck, which is what I do whenever I go through any sort of surf.
Old Town PDL - decent stash system for their pedals, but also a super heavy kayak, up there with the PA, Titan, etc in weight. 
Ocean Kayak Malibu pedal - this would seem to be a decent fit for you, good price, decent design for surf, a bit bare bones, and it has the weight capacity you need. but i've never been on one as a demo.  From a spec standpoint, it seems like it would be a good fit, but they're not really fishing designed kayaks.  Still, worth consideration.

It really depends on what type of surf launches you're doing.  Are you talking about ankle biter -1-2'ers? most any pedal drive can handle those.  if you're talking about big stuff,  you gotta be real careful to protect yourself in the zone. you want a kayak with a bit of an upswept bow that will allow you to ride through relatively unscathed, as kayaks in general these days are having less and smaller scuppers to drain the deck.

I personally almost never launch through surf anymore.  I prefer the more protected launches and pedaling to where I need to go. 

Also, be cognizant that while crabbing, any sort of pedals can get in your way when pulling gear. That includes hobie and any other brands.  probably the wilderness one would be best at staying out of the way due to their pivot.

Of all of the kayaks, for your specific purpose and size, I'd probably recommend the Radar 135 first, and maybe the Malibu Pedal second, if you get a chance to demo one and like it (I've never been on one)

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General Talk / Re: ESPN and MLB Network without cable?
« on: November 17, 2017, 08:44:17 AM »
mlb.tv blacks out locally - is that an issue? are you a giants fan? if you are, you'd be doing yourself a favor by just keeping the tv off.

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Introductions / Re: Bay Area Forager
« on: November 14, 2017, 07:18:24 AM »
Welcome to the group Mark, and yeah, you're going to get an initiation by fire for storing a kayak shortly! If anyone is unaware, Mark was the lucky winner of the Native Watercraft raffle.

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