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What time are you guys heading out on Friday? I'd like to join and maybe another buddy from PF.C.
Anybody making a bait stop? I've got frozen herring to share, I'd like to split a dozen ghost shrimp and maybe 1/4 pound of grass shrimp for my 3 hook rig.
How many's going?

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Thanks for the info Erik.  I'll be getting in touch.  

Joel it will be salmon, stripers, halibut, rock/lings, whatever I can put a bait in front of.  I've been targeting mainly black bass and some stripers on the delta for about 3 years now using mainly 4lb Ande.  20-30 bass weekends were so common I had to change the game to keep it interesting.   Lightest I've used for rockfish was 6lb, some of the old salts on a charter boat nearly had heart attacks when I busted out the trout rod.  

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Art - do you use 4 lb. mono all the way to the hook or do you have heavier leader?

I'm a big fan of light line fishing! My biggest trout was an 8 # (from Shadow Cliffs in Pleasanton) - I was trolling a shad rap with 4# easy cast stren mono. (I replace factory treble hooks with gamakatsu trebles)

I also caught my biggest LM Bass = 5#  at the same lake trolling a shad rap with 4# mono as well.

Boy....big fish on light line really put's a fisherman (and his tackle) to the ultimate test  :smt023 GOTTA LOVE IT!

I give credit to my sharp gamakatsu hooks when I'm fishing light line - gotta have sharp hooks! I figure - you can't really set the hook with light line on a big fish - so your hook becomes the vital link between you and the fish - gotta make that hook stick with little effort.

What are your thoughts?


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I normally fish plastics, jighead, drop shot or pegged texas rig, tied direct to mainline, lots of retying.  Throwing crankbaits can get expensive :smt001 I normally only throw them over structure where there's less chance of busting off.  I normally buy OWNER hooks but sometimes go for gamakatsu reds.  On a hookset I normally just reel down on em and kinda lift the tip quickly, using more wrist and less arm/body motion.  

For saltwater I'll be running a shock leader, probably 10-15 lb.
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good info - thanks!

I think we should have a light line fishing tourney = Biggest fish caught on the lightest line  :smt007


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Looks like Friday is off...hopefully things will improve for Saturday.


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Sounds like we're launching at 10AM from bucks (any later than 10 and the current will be ripping, I plan to arrive around 9)  who all else is in?  

I'll bring my giant net, but may need to borrow a snare if I catch a keeper.  Also a waterproof disposable camera to record our catches.

I presume I'll see a sign for bucks landing while going along north san pedro road.  Does bucks landing have a bait shop or is there one along north san pedro road?  I know there's one down 3rd st a bit by that marina.
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I'll be there with my 3 foot snare.  I'll also have my VHF on 69.

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So far so good... I'll plan to be there... unless the weather report looks really bad in the morning.  

Hight tide is 10:00... the current doesn't really get Ripping for a couple hours after that... so we should have plenty of time to get where we want to be if we're in the water by 10:00.

It's looking like the wind should be out of the SW... so if it's too windy up north... we may be able to find shelter by McNears or China Camp a little closer to shore as an alternate plan.

Sounds like it'll be myself, Chuck, Josh, Joel and Sean?  is that right?

Josh... Buck's landing has a little sign thats only visible if you're coming from the north on San Pedro Road... if you're coming from China Camp, it's the only road to your right (an extreme right) after you leave the park at the top of a hill before you get into the residential area.

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You guys are nuts.   But now I'm kinda wishing I had all the gear ready to go for this.  But I have no anchor, no snare, and no partner to paddle front on the Triple.  I really don't want to be paddling the barge around in big weather with some current.

Anyone want a ride on the "cruiseship polepole"?  Bring your own anchor and snare and you get free passage.    :smt006

Or how about Sunday?  Gives me a chance to stock up on the gear.  I think Sunday might have some better weather as well.

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I built the new boat today, and set up an anchor...I'm ready!  Hope you guys aren't allergic to mango, this thing is a mango explosion!


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what's parking cost?  Need to make sure I've got the right change.
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Last time we launched at Buck's, I went in the bar and gave the guy a $5 and he said that was good for the whole group of us.

Also, you better plan on having cash for bait... about $20 or so.

You can get bait at Western Bait or Loch Lomond (at the boat launch by the marina)... I always go to Loch Lomond because I kind of get a kick out of shootin' it with Keith Fraser.

You can use a debit card at Western... but cash only at Loch Lomond.

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OK... here's the updated Saturday weather forecast for San Pablo bay from www.iwindsurf.com, updated at 6:00 pm.

8AM / 6 - 10  / SSW
10AM/7 - 11  /SSW
12PM/8 - 12  /SW
2PM/10 - 14  /SW
4PM /11 - 15 /SW
6PM/7 - 11  /SW


Not looking all that pretty... sunday is looking pretty darn good.  Hope that this storm moves through a little faster than normal and gives us a break tomorrow afternoon.

Right now... I'm planning to head out in the morning unless the wind sensors in the bay are clearly telling me otherwise.

Might be wise to take a drive around china camp and scout things out before buying bait.

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