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Topic: Mooch Memorial Crab & Chill - Saturday Nov 5th, 2016  (Read 4887 times)

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A large ground swell, even with a large period will man 2 things: the reef will be breaking and pots left for more than a few hours will either walk (if not weighted properly) or get sanded in. Crabbing will be slower in water 80 feet or less, as the current causes most crabs to dig in; burry themselves under the sand. I'm sure there will still be crabs harvested, but everyone needs to be safe. Another thing is watch out for power boaters, don't have extra rope floating on surface, and stay away from the reefs, as not every swell will break, giving you a false sense of security.
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I hate to bring more attention to this, but waves are forecasted to be as large as 27 feet into late Friday night.  Check out the news from SF Gate.  Sounds like a surf launch would be mayhem.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Waves-up-to-27-feet-expected-to-bring-sneaker-10425933.php


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I'll see you guys OTW Saturday!!! 
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Good point you bring up about big ground swell means slow crabbing.
I had the experience last season.
Who remember last year opener?
I guess may be not many people because I did not see anyone. Rudy and I went out to hmb, I only saw one other kayaker. Swell was huge and breaking on my lap, we could only get 2 crabs for 7 traps and spent 5-6 hours there.

By the way, I'll see you guys there this Saturday.
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Question:
From 40-80ft is still rocky and quite far from the harbor. 
What is the area to get to "100ft sandy area" in HMB?



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won't be able to make it (daughter's bday), but i can donate some YFT if someone will make poke


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Good point you bring up about big ground swell means slow crabbing.
I had the experience last season.
Who remember last year opener?
I guess may be not many people because I did not see anyone. Rudy and I went out to hmb, I only saw one other kayaker. Swell was huge and breaking on my lap, we could only get 2 crabs for 7 traps and spent 5-6 hours there.

By the way, I'll see you guys there this Saturday.

The other yaker was me. I KILLED IT!
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won't be able to make it (daughter's bday), but i can donate some YFT if someone will make poke

I'll be making salmon poke
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Question:
From 40-80ft is still rocky and quite far from the harbor. 
What is the area to get to "100ft sandy area" in HMB?

depth has some to do with bottom terrain, but only when you are close to shore, rockwall or a reef; with reef being the most important.

there is decent crabbing  areas in less than 50' of water, close to the harbor jaws.... 

good rule of thumb: if you get a rock crab, move the pot in the opposite direction of the shore, rockwall or a reef, until you no longer get Rockies... unless you like them....

Remember: Rock/Red Crabs and Dungies dont play together... so if youre getting Rockies in you pot, dungies will stay clear of them...


Stay away from the reef!  7-8 foot waves with a 15 sec period is going to break.

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8' by 15sec aint great, its doable; by exercise GOOD judgement while on the water! Don't turn your back to the swell or pull up the pot broadside to it....  When approaching your pot to retrieve it, come around it so you are facing the swell; this will reduce the risk of going for a swim....

Stay away from the reef to the right of the jaws when you exit it; that where you get the biggest rollers because of the shallow reef.

and please "DO NOT DROP ANY POTS IN THE BOATING LANE FROM THE JAWS TO THE GREEN CAN!" You just will piss of the PBers, risk getting losing your pot, get your line tangled in there props, AND have a bitch of a time trying to pull your pot with all the swells from the boaters (let alone all the obscene verbiage you will get and give kayakers a bad rap).

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Stay away from the reef!  7-8 foot waves with a 15 sec period is going to break.

-Allen

8' by 15sec aint great, its doable; by exercise GOOD judgement while on the water! Don't turn your back to the swell or pull up the pot broadside to it....  When approaching your pot to retrieve it, come around it so you are facing the swell; this will reduce the risk of going for a swim....

Yes, very doable well inside the reef.

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Sunday's swells are even bigger  :smt009, if I go it's first light Sat and I will have plenty of rotten cotton to gift
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Anyone wanna go in on the Pacquio vs Vargas fight on Saturday? We can all chip in to split the cost...

I can bring my Dish, receiver and we can watch in on the outside RV TV....



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Marine Weather for PZ 545

Sat

SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 9 to 12 ft. Slight chance of rain.


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Note sure where you are getting your weather forecast. This is what I am seeing.

http://marine.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=37.48326811600049&lon=-122.47191616399971#.WBoDFvSdeqZ

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Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. WSW swell 6 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.


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Note sure where you are getting your weather forecast. This is what I am seeing.

http://marine.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=37.48326811600049&lon=-122.47191616399971#.WBoDFvSdeqZ

Saturday
Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. WSW swell 6 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.

He's looking at the larger zone forecast.  The more local forecast has what you are seeing.

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