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Messages - Ski Pro 3 -- Jerry

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Fishing Tournaments and Events / Re: ALBION OPEN 2023 IS CANCELED
« on: August 22, 2023, 12:26:50 PM »
I was able to cancel my reservation via the original reservation confirmation link sent to my email and it was very easy. They did keep $65 (first night's fee) of my original amount paid.

I just tried and it won't let me.  Here's a screen shot:
First, the reservation:
Second, the attempt to cancel:
I tried calling but got voicemail.  Let message to cancel and expecting $20 cancellation based on original contract. 

Fishing Tournaments and Events / Re: Albion open 2023
« on: August 22, 2023, 12:10:12 PM »
So this is off, right?  No one is going?  I want to cancel if no one is going to be there.

Fishing Tournaments and Events / Re: ALBION OPEN 2023 IS CANCELED
« on: August 22, 2023, 12:00:48 PM »
They are in fact charging $75.00 to cancel even though the Albion Campground site clearly states that the fee should be $20.00.  The fee was $20 when the site was booked and the new management refuses to honor the terms of the contract.  I'm pretty sure small claims court would find against them but there's a $30 filing fee and Mendocino County courts are a long way away for me.  They need to be realistically reviewed on Yelp and all campsite review sites.

My 'solution' is less elegant.  I say we all show up and have them earn that campground fee: big communal bon fires, fireworks, loud music and a hell of a good time! 

More woke based decisions
It is funny to see how people use this term “woke.” It’s like a secret phrase used as a pejorative by people who are often brainwashed by extremist right-wing media personalities. Science, facts, and colored people are all woke now, depending who you ask.

No, you don't get to define 'woke' by your interpretation on how you perceive others to mean it.  Well, not unless you are a mind reader...

In this instance, woke means (and in my opinion) emotional reaction.  In other words, woke is the opposite of science and facts, it is purely emotional reaction.  I will say it again, to be sure I'm making myself clear: the whole woke movement is based solely on emotion, not science and not facts. 
For example, the Sacramento Kings announcer, Grant Napier, was fired after over 30 years as the Kings announcer because he said, "all lives matter".  Woosh!  A career, nay, a CALLING of his life's work because of the woke reaction to his statement.  Yet, 2 nights ago, Lester Holt, NBC nightly news, said those exact same words in his broadcast. 
I am disappointed in the fishing reg changes but make no mistake about it: it's not based on science, it's not based on facts, it is based on emotions by those who personify all game animals to the point they will tie up the budgets of CDFW or other agencies in court though lawsuits.  Those agencies now have a decision to make: fire every field officer and hire a bunch of lawyers or roll over and continue to have the game animals as the top priority. 

Fishing Tournaments and Events / Re: Albion open 2023
« on: July 28, 2023, 04:22:22 PM »
Well, what can I say: all the cool kids will be at Albion. 
 :smt006 :smt044

Fishing Tournaments and Events / Re: Albion open 2023
« on: July 03, 2023, 04:44:46 PM »
Wife and I will be there!  Site C1 booked.  Looking forward to seeing y'all after what's been a long road these past 3 years.  Just gonna chill, not entered to compete, heck, no kayak any more even.  Ha! 
Cheers all, see ya soon!

General Talk / Re: Trailer TPMS
« on: June 02, 2023, 07:54:45 PM »
I wonder if there's a way to fill the tires with foam instead of air.  No more flats. 

General Talk / Re: Snow / sledding for younger kids?
« on: March 29, 2023, 06:37:23 AM »
Depending on when you go will depend on where there is good sledding hills.  For example, this morning there's good sledding in the Apple Hill area East of Placerville.  I take our grand kids to Boa Vista Orchards, which has a gradual slope hill accessible from the parking lot.  It is also one of the only High Hill apple farms that is open year round, so there's a good place to have lunch, buy food, etc. 
Then up the road at Fresh Pond, past Pollock Pines is a large store and gas station that has a tubing hill behind it.  It is very popular and can get crowded on weekends, but since it's higher, more likely to have snow. 
All in all, going up hwy 50 is a better bet than going up hwy 80 because of the traffic and crowds.

General Talk / Re: Folsom Lake Dam
« on: March 21, 2023, 12:27:16 PM »
All lakes updated daily:

Even though they are spilling, it's still FAR from full at only 64% of capacity right now.

General Talk / Re: Kiet’s Lung Fundraiser
« on: March 19, 2023, 12:37:08 PM »
We'll keep him in our prayers.  I almost went through that a year ago, but when I told the doc not to intubate me, they brought out some experimental meds.  Not approved, hell, not even authorized for emergency use. When I looked at the hospital bill, it wouldn't list what the drugs were even.  Just an amount; a little over $250,000 total for 10 days in the ICU.  I hope he got a second, 3rd and even 4th opinion. 
Never give up bro! 
I may not be able to buy anything, but I can donate funds.  I'll watch to see how to do that.

General Talk / Re: Bay Charter?
« on: August 17, 2022, 05:50:22 AM »
The only thing we didn't use were gloves.  It was rather warm after sunrise, so the wind breaker was nice.  Later, it was used as a pillow on the 3 hour trip back.  Wide brim hats were really appreciated over just a ball cap.  My son got a little queasy on the way out as we got into a fog bank, but once we got into fish, all that went away as he 'forgot' about being sick and had a blast reeling up his catches.  Technically did not use the flashlight, but the light and knife were built in together and did use the knife to cut up the sammich.   Towel was sweet after landing and bagging the fish, then later as we culled out for larger fish and passed along the smaller to other guys not doing as well.  We also did not use the ziplock bags for wallets or phones, we each had cargo pants with button pockets and heavy canvas to kept things safe and dry. 

The New Huck Finn can carry up to 22 guests but today there were only 11 of us plus the captain and the deck crew.  My son, Scott, and I had the whole starboard back and side of the boat, sharing the stern with the Deck Hand Jay, I think, who had time to toss a swim bait and land a couple nice lings himself.  Around 2pm I asked Jay when we were headed back in, he told me we don't go in until everyone has a limit.  Right on!  We capped the limit about 30 minutes later and back at the dock by 5:30pm.  Schedule had said 4pm, but that was one dedicated crew and captain to keep us out there long enough to get our limits.  The fishing wasn't really slow, it was steady.  Captain had to work to keep us on the reef, fishing off Point Reyes as the current drift was about 3mph.  With a light passenger load, very few tangles, mostly from fish swiming around other lines. 
We had a USFW guy on board who measured and identified every catch both those kept and those released.  The ones released we handed over right away, so he measured and dropped back into the drink, those we kept, he went around to each burlap bag, identified the fisherman and dumped the catch on deck to measure and categorize.  Some he did as the deckhand cleaned the catch.  Scott caught a rather large Golden Eye that had to go back and he wasn't happy about that.  Beautiful fish.  I had a HUGE ling hichhiker deckhand said was likely in the 40 pound range.  He coached me to keep a steady reel and don't let his head break the water surface.  We got to see it as the gaff was brought out but for some reason, it just let go before it could be secured.  My god it was BIG!  Ha!  I told Scott to keep fishing when he would feel small fish on,  and he got a couple hitch hikers as well.  Unfortunately, they too dropped off before getting to the gaff.  I'd say if you are looking for trophy sized ling, take the New Huck Fin and some LARGE live bait and bounce the bottom.  They don't mess with anchovies or sand dabs, they eat the stuff that eats your anchovies or sand dabs. 
I missed the largest fish pot by one pound!  drat!  Phooey!  Darn!  I'm sure those were the words I used.  Ha! 
I will be back for more fishing action now that my ocean kayaking days are pretty much over.  We got to meet a lot of great guys on the trip out and back, great fishing action, a well run boat that was clean and well provisioned.  We could not have asked for a better time. 

General Talk / Re: Bay Charter?
« on: August 06, 2022, 02:37:26 PM »
I'm wanting to take my son on a birthday fishing trip as well.  I'll be watching for follow up posts

Reservations made for me and the boy on the New Huck Finn for Monday.  I have a couple questions;
1. Does the boat provide gunny sacks/burlap bags or do I need to bring my own?
2. Is it better to fillet my own catch or pay the crew to do that chore?
3. What is the customary tip and who do I give it to?
4. Do I take my large ice chest on board or leave in the car and just take an insulated bag? 
5. Big breakfast, small breakfast, no breakfast?  Or dinner the night before?

Here's a list of 'stuff' I am planning to take.  Is it too much or am I forgetting anything?

layer shirt, hoodie along with that windbreaker
Fingerless gloves with mitten attachment for when it's colder.
Rubber soled shoes
Lip Balm
Seasick meds
wet wipes
terry cloth towel
pocket knife
tape measure
ziplock bags for wallet, phone, etc.
insulated fish-kill bag/burlap sack
backpack to carry it all in

Medium sized PlayMate Ice chest
bottled water
Ginger ale soda
Chex mix snack
foot long Subway sammich; cold-cut combo extra meat.  (cut into 2" slices for easy handling and keeping cool)
Thermos of Lipton chicken noodle soup. (best thing I found to settle my stomach when doing chemo)

Regarding sea or motion sickness; I've never had any problems when on the ocean in my kayak, rather enjoy it actually.  Just looking at the horizon occasionally is all I've ever needed to get rid of dizzy feeling. 

Thanks for any tips or advice!

I'm headed up to Boca Reservoir on Sunday through Thursday, meeting some other OHV motorcycle enthusiasts and wanted to take a pole or two and wet a line.  Any tips on shore fishing this lake? I'll be camped at Boca Rest Campground.  That's at the back side where the Truckee feeds into it I think.   

General Talk / Re: NCKA Club House? Mario's Shelter Cove.
« on: June 14, 2022, 10:28:47 PM »
For that price, I'd be living a whole lot larger than that dump.  Fiji for example. 

General Talk / Re: Bay Charter?
« on: April 05, 2022, 08:21:04 AM »
I'm wanting to take my son on a birthday fishing trip as well.  I'll be watching for follow up posts

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