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Visited my sister in San Diego this past week and scored some charter trips down there.

Bluefin has been going off and my first trip out of Seaforth landing on the San Diego (day trip) scored about 1.5 fish per rod, I got one in the 20's and my bro-in-law scored a 40 and a 20. My family and I ate my entire bluefin throughout the week, it was awesome, sushi, seared, bbq collars, tacos, poke and salad. Super versatile and delicious. Im not a huge fan of the raw fish but the sushi and seared dinners were amazing. Lot of newbies and first timers on that boat but it went great, 100% recommend that crew, we had a blast and about 5 people ate hearts (first fish tradition).

The next weekend I went with my other bro-in-law on an overnight on the producer out of H&M landing. This crew has been worked to the bone and the BFT bite had been dying off, so we were expecting a long day of searching for a chance (high risk/high reward fishing) but they decided to switch it up for our trip and we boated 50 miles into Mexican waters to find kelp patties and ended up scoring some frenzied yellowtail midmorning. Limits for the boat (5/person), I put in some work and landed about 8 in a 2-hour window. EXHAUSTED!

These things were boiling, chomping on the fly line. Most of the boat was fly lining so after I had landed 3 in that fashion I wanted to take a break and try some jigs away from all the tangles and crowd. I first tried a colt sniper and could see fish following in and taking it on the drop. I then threw a custom Kaiju jig and scored a couple with that. I then used this maddog tackle flatfall with tiger/glow and I couldn't keep them off of it, every drift produced the fishing was insane and I could see hundreds of them down there. Yoyo style around the kelp and I was just having a blast w my trevala. So I was glad I could bring some of my Norcal gear down and slay those yellowtail. Wide open and smiles all around.

Rest of the week was spent playing Starwars Legos w my nephew and cooking tuna so just an all around good time with my week off work. Back to reality with a super sore back :(

TIGHT LINES

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For Sale / For sale - Paddle 230 Cm Hobie Fiber Shaft
« on: February 01, 2021, 12:47:03 PM »
Selling the paddle that came with my 2019 outback. Its nice and light and comfy. I just use it for launches. I want something that I can beat up a lil more since I'm usually just pushing off rocks and mud flats.

$80 OBO, posted on craigslist too, just trying to get a discount on my next paddle, I want one of those yak attack ones that has teeth and a hook on it so I can push myself around without worrying about my blades.

Trade offers welcome

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / New combo
« on: January 27, 2021, 12:25:24 PM »
Got this custom seeker rod at an estate sale, and this 100 size Calcutta from craigslist which fits it perfectly (had to clean it up and replace drag).

Ive used the rod as a light tackle meat stick on the boat for rock fish (caught an 8lb verm) but I think ill try to use it for trout trolling as well, its a lil stiff medium action but the tip is sensitive. I love this combo except that the Calcutta is right handed but i can manage.

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Just got in from up north. Visiting my sister in richmond and brought my outback. Ive got sturgeon striped bass and trout gear so if any1 is going on an adventure please let me know! Ill keep a lookout for any open posts but please feel free to hit me up im free all week and just wanna paddle around and see what the bay has got. I plan on kicking around ferry point pier and brooks island for now since its so close, maybe find some bait..

Ill keep an eye out for hkups on here. Joints for any takers and im down to just get skunked!

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / 20" custom Crab Pot came in
« on: December 17, 2020, 01:56:22 PM »
Just got my 20" Custom Crab Pot, this thing is Beautiful! Now to test it after these tides calm down.

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General Fishing Tips / Any1 tried 20" Custom Crab Pots out of eureka?
« on: December 02, 2020, 11:40:14 AM »
They are reasonably priced and seem pretty legit, I unfortunately lost my Danielson in the last tide swing (or some tweeker stole it) so im hoping that rotten cotton lets the lil guys go if its still down there or it gets smashed open on the rocks. Still learning... I think i need a lil more weight on the trap next time and a quality float.

http://www.customcrabpots.com/sport-crab-pots.html

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Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Smith River 11/21/20
« on: November 23, 2020, 10:06:29 AM »
Couldnt find the freshies up river in the Smith this weekend but hooked up to about 10 boot colored kings in the lower reaches! Took home a hatchery buck. Bait on the float! (just bank fishing but looked floatable in the lower reaches)

Link to a nice wild being released

https://www.reddit.com/r/Fishing/comments/jyobcw/rivers_just_opened_for_us_in_norcal/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

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Kayaks / PacOut Demo Kayaks for sale, trying to pick one
« on: November 11, 2020, 10:23:35 AM »
I really want a mirage drive, and pacific outfitters have used 2019 compass and outback coming in.

I put down on the outback for $2k, but I havent seen it yet. But apparently they are flying off the racks like hotcakes so i had to pay to hold it.

I think i could hack a compass ($1500) and just spend my money on doing my own improvements, easier to load and similar size/stability, but I think I like the extra space and rails that come with the outback and the nicer seat.

I want to rockfish, hali, crab, and get some salmon in humboldt.

Im pretty sure im gonna lean towards that outback unless it is super messed up from all the rentals.

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Introductions / New to the forums, From Humboldt
« on: November 11, 2020, 10:15:59 AM »
Heyo, I love fishing humboldt bay and the ocean out of eureka and trinidad. I bought a kayak 2 years ago and found I could catch fish without a power boat! So ive been trying to get better at kayak angling and have landed some rockfish, ling and halibut so far. Ive even taken some crab traps out. Going to upgrade to a mirage drive soon so I can really get out there.

Im on Fishbrain as well: yrana, if you wanna see some of my catches!

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