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Topic: Frank J. Miller Memorial Striper-Hali Day at Pt. San Pablo Yacht Harbor Aug 24  (Read 6419 times)

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                           The 1st Frank J. Miller Memorial Hali-Striper Day at Pt. San Pablo Yacht Harbor
                                                        August 24, Saturday
                                         At the Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor
                                  1900 Stenmark Drive, Richmond, CA 94801


Dear Friends,

For the past 2 years Jack Johnson, myself (Michael S. Yamagata) and Pt. San Pablo Yacht Harbor have sponsored the first Hali-Striper Tournament in 2017. Last year, 2018, with the help of Kevin Nguyen (SimplyCook), we sponsored a Hali-Striper Day on August 4th. We were very fortunate during the last 2 years to have had Capt. Frank J. Miller and the Fury to help us provide live anchovies and his incredible knowledge of fishing in the Bay. For 30+ years Capt. Frank, as we called him, fished the Bay and was a master with the tides and when and where to fish for different species. Last year, on August 4th, we decided that we did not have time to sponsor another tournament and made it into a Hali-Striper Day w/ live bait. Capt. Frank told us about the tides and when to hit the Stripers at the Brothers. For those of you who were there, that was incredible fishing. Josh Crumb and his son Colton hauled in some great fish. Colton is a hardcore teenage kayak fisherman. He hauled in the biggest stripers.

This past January 5, 2018, we lost Capt. Frank who had a rapid onset of cancer and chose to have his last memories of the harbor as those of good times and good friends. Capt. Frank was the spirit of Pt. San Pablo Yacht Harbor and our fishing community. During his last 2 years, I was lucky to have spent many times visiting with Capt. Frank on the Fury catching stripers as he was going about his business. He would tell me how lucky he was to be able to live at the Harbor. “It’s so peaceful and beautiful here”. His wisdom of the Bay and awareness of maintaining the ecology of the Bay ecosystem was something close to his heart.

In recognition of a Wise Man, the owners, residents of the Harbor, Jack Johnson and myself have decided to name this year’s Hali-Striper Day; The Frank J. Miller Memorial Hali-Striper Day at Pt. San Pablo Yacht Harbor.

With the generosity of the owners of the Harbor, we will be able to provide a unique and incredible kayak fishing experience in San Pablo Bay. Camping (RV, camper, tent) will be available for out of towners for both Friday and Saturday nights at no extra cost.  Rodney and Kelly Jue came all the way from Fresno and had a blast!! We will be putting on a “to die for” Saturday evening party. Jack Johnson has offered to donate another pig for Caja China Roast. We will be providing most of the main food and may request people attending to bring veggies, salads, etc.
The Clubhouse has been renovated and has become a destination spot for weddings, parties and other events. On most weekends there has been live music at the Clubhouse Bar. The Nobilis Restaurant had gone through some changes with a new chef, Ryan, who has been blowing people’s minds with his savory local favorites and fusion cuisine, along with the favorites of burgers and fish and chips. There will be more people at the Harbor because of the restaurant, but that will not change the spirit and quality of the day. We are fortunate to use the Clubhouse facilities; thanks to the Harbor owners.

We are charging $30 for the event and live anchovies will be sold at a reasonable price. If you are attending bring a live bait container. It can be something very simple that immerses in the water to keep the bait alive.

We chose the date August 24th because it was the only Saturday in August with a 3.9’ High (flood) tide at 7:54am and the Low 3’(ebb) tide at 12:14pm. This will be a great opportunity to fish the Brothers for a few hours with the ebb tide. Last year the stripers were boiling at the Brothers. We were dropping down with a 6oz. torpedo weight and 2/0 live bait jigs and the stripers were hitting the bait as soon as you dropped down. We are hoping that we will have a repeat this year.

For kayak fishermen who have not fished the Bay and have wanted to learn in a safe environment, this is your opportunity to talk to and fish with some of our veteran NCKA Bay kayak fishermen and get some great San Pablo Bay fishing in early fall.
 
We recommend that you bring a VHF radio or if you are fishing without a radio, be close to others. If you have never fished in the Bay or the Brothers/San Pablo Bay, we will be giving a safety and informational talk on Friday evening regarding the optimal times to fish the ebb tide for stripers. We recommend that you attend our Friday evening safety meeting if you are a first timer.

Bring your family, good spirits and fishing fever to this event. The Harbor is also home of Jack’s incredible dogs, Shadow and Cherry. The dinner/potluck will be at the Clubhouse on Saturday evening/night and the bar will be open. There will be a variety of beer on draft, wine and other mixed drinks for sale.

Come and continue this great early fall tradition and Capt. Frank will be there in spirit; he never left.

Aloha,
The Owners of the Harbor, Darryl Henline, Jack Johnson, the staff and myself, Michael S. Yamagata (da Bruddah) and Oh, Capt. Frank Miller!

If you are planning to attend, please send a check for $30 to:

Michael Yamagata
5557 Brookdale Ave.
Oakland, CA 94605
Or PayPal to: msyamagata@comcast.net

If you have any questions, you can call, text or email me at:
510-282-4831
msyamagata@comcast.net

link to slide show of the Harbor from 2017 Tournament:

http://play.smilebox.com/SpreadMoreHappy/4e4455314d6a51344e7a5a384d5441304f4445324e7a63780d0a




 

« Last Edit: May 21, 2019, 03:06:34 PM by Da Bruddah »
Enjoy this slide show that were taken today:
Link to Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor-7/15/17 NCKA Fishing Tournament:

Link to 7-15-17 Striper?Hali Tournament Slideshow:

http://play.smilebox.com/SpreadMoreHappy/4e4455314d6a51344e7a5a384d5441304f4445324e7a63780d0a





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You had me at Pig! Last year’s event was my first NCKA event and it was truly memorable!! Btw Jack’s pig is worth the 30 bucks by itself! Don’t miss this one, I won’t.
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My son and I had a great time tent camping/fishing last year. Bummer I have to work that weekend this year.

RIP Capt Frank.
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No marketing materials needed. It looks to be a great event and going to be a good and fun one. Looking forward to it Michael. --tla
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Hi all! Last year, my wife and I attended this Hali/Striper fishing event.   I gotta say that Michael and the guys really put on a great event!  We are so honored to have met Capt Frank Miller, and now,  be a part of this 1st annual Frank J Miller Memorial Striper/ Hali Day!  Fishing last year was epic.  And that is putting it mildly.   Fishing near the Brothers islands is exhilarating! But like Michael said, if you've never done it, you may want to stick close to someone.   While my wife and I didn't get "Big Fish", we caught tons of fish.   The stripers were thick.   Then it was time to come in and relax..... the dinner spread that we had was outrageous.   So much food, so much good company and so much fun.  It was an event we won't soon forget.  My wife and I were so thrilled when Michael called us to invite us to another event this year.   We can't wait! See you in August!


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Interested in making it to this, looks like a neat area to explore and try for my first striper from a yak.

Thanks for putting this together Michael it's great to have another East Bay event to look forward to.
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!@#%$@!%#$!!!!!!  :smt007 :smt007 :smt007 Granddaughter  :smt007 :smt007 :smt007 due date one day before! Gonna have to shake that daughter in law up and get things movin EaRlY! Hope to make it. what a perfect excuse to miss though :smt007 Glad Frank got to find peace in the harbor. Happy fishing on the other side Frank! Hope he has it all figured out by the time we make it there.... Aloha fellow waterman.
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I am going to attend this one. Always wanted to yakfish that area. Thanks for organizing it, Michael!
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Always a good time . it's on the calendar.
Hope to make it.

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Hey Bruddahs and Sistahs,
Great to hear from you!!
Will try to upload. Sean A.'s (Fishboundsa) picture of the big halibut that he hauled in at last year's event!!!
Mahalo,
Michael da Bruddah
« Last Edit: May 22, 2019, 11:10:18 PM by Da Bruddah »
Enjoy this slide show that were taken today:
Link to Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor-7/15/17 NCKA Fishing Tournament:

Link to 7-15-17 Striper?Hali Tournament Slideshow:

http://play.smilebox.com/SpreadMoreHappy/4e4455314d6a51344e7a5a384d5441304f4445324e7a63780d0a





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Re-format:
Yeah, Sean's (Fishboundsa) big Hali from last year's event!!!
Mahalo Sean for sending me this pic!!!
Maybe another one this year!!!!
Michael
« Last Edit: May 22, 2019, 11:22:54 PM by Da Bruddah »
Enjoy this slide show that were taken today:
Link to Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor-7/15/17 NCKA Fishing Tournament:

Link to 7-15-17 Striper?Hali Tournament Slideshow:

http://play.smilebox.com/SpreadMoreHappy/4e4455314d6a51344e7a5a384d5441304f4445324e7a63780d0a





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Awesome! Missed it last year, but Sara and I still talk about how great the first one was, so we're in this year!

Dogs still welcome?
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This sounds amazing, on the calendar - can't wait!!


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Awesome! Missed it last year, but Sara and I still talk about how great the first one was, so we're in this year!

Dogs still welcome?

For sure man!  As long as they are behaved. No problem.


 

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