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For Sale / Re: Fishing sinkers
« on: Today at 10:14:03 AM »
Are you going to the MBK derby?

2
Wanted To Buy / Re: Lobster hoops
« on: September 16, 2021, 05:42:36 PM »
A couple of years ago ordered them online from Walmart with free shipping. However, the last time I wanted to buy some a few months ago everyone was out of stock. I wound up buying some made by SMI that were virtually identical. I got them from a tackle store in Oregon which doesn't help you, but maybe you can find them online.

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Switching FF btw boat and kayak
« on: September 13, 2021, 09:37:56 AM »
Just stick your transducer on with duct seal compound/putty (link below). Super easy and you can remove it easily if necessary. I used Goop for my first couple of transducer mounts, but switched to this after reading about others' experience. I just make a pancake out of it sick it to the transducer and then press it hard onto the kayak. I put a bit more over the top of the transducer so it can't go anywhere. I transport my kayak upside down and it doesn't come off even after bouncing on my trailer for hours.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gardner-Bender-1-lb-Plug-Duct-Seal-Compound-DS-110/100212441

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Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Connecting shark shield to FF battery...
« on: September 11, 2021, 07:27:42 AM »
Maybe you're just not getting a good connection through the charging posts. On mine I often have to jiggle it to get it to charge. To improve the connection I cleaned off the posts with some very fine sandpaper and covered them with dielectric grease. You might try that before drilling.

5
General Talk / Re: PWC Jetski angling
« on: September 10, 2021, 02:40:16 PM »
In case anyone cares, they refunded my full deposit for the Sea Doo Fish Pro that I cancelled.  I wonder if this means that Selena Gomez is going to be calling me soon.   :smt001

That's great. Make sure the spam blocker on your phone is off so you don't miss her call.

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Surface rust on gaff
« on: September 09, 2021, 06:57:37 PM »
Cool. Looked up passivation, which led me to:

https://www.reliance-foundry.com/blog/passivation
https://www.practical-sailor.com/boat-maintenance/passivating-stainless

which then reminded me that I have some Flitz laying around. Might try the Flitz for a bit or possibly some if I can find some of that Oxalic Acid or such around.

Interesting reading. Thanks.

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Conventional reel recommendation?
« on: September 09, 2021, 02:43:48 PM »
I've been pretty happy with the piscifun chaos xs.  Got it as a cheap backup reel, and it moved up to one of my main reels when my abu reel had the tension knob fall off in the water (whoops)...  It's holding strong after a year of moderate use, and it's only like $55 list, plus piscifun usually has some discount codes going.  And they are not backordered to my knowledge. 

I read somewhere that piscifuns are manufactured in the same Chinese factory that makes abus anyway...

I would second the low pro 300 size baitcaster rec with a high gear ration and a power handle though, I love that setup especially for jigging.  The big thumb bar makes it easy to drop, reel up, drop, reel up repeatedly, and the fast retrieve makes it nice for fishing deep.

+1 for Piscifun reels. I purchased a Piscifun Alijoz Size 300 Low Profile Baitcasting Reel a few months ago and I love it. Seems to be solidly made and at $84 (99 less a 15 discount), I won't feel too bad if it finds it's way to Davey Jones Locker.

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General Talk / Re: PWC Jetski angling
« on: September 09, 2021, 11:43:52 AM »

The good news is you at least learned all this stuff before putting down a non-refundable deposit at a dealership.

Its awful that they won't give you a refund. I can't believe they sell the angler versions without giving people a heads up about the restrictions. Maybe you can shame them into doing the right thing by making a big stink as publicly as you can, but that may not be worth the aggravation. At least you didn't complete the purchase.

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Fishing Pics / Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
« on: September 03, 2021, 10:08:11 PM »
 :jawdrop :jawdrop :jawdrop :jawdrop :jawdrop

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Stealth / Re: Stealth Journal 9/3/2021
« on: September 03, 2021, 09:41:28 PM »
So are you going to let the kiddos sit in the kayak when you give them a trim or do you just leave it in the shop to bring in the fathers?

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Which Fish Finder?
« on: August 24, 2021, 08:12:41 PM »
If you haven't already, use the search function to look for reviews and comparisons. There were some good ones in the past. Here's a link to one I wrote awhile back.

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=94664.msg1065938#msg1065938


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Amazing fish and great story. Must have been some ride hanging on to that game clip. I'll bet you'll always tie it down before putting fish on from now on.

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Navionics vs c-map
« on: August 20, 2021, 04:52:54 PM »
To see what the Navionics maps look like, check out the Navionics Web App, which lets you look at Navionics maps of any lake or offshore area in the country without charge.  See https://webapp.navionics.com/?lang=en#boating@10&key=wqveFvjzjV. I find Navionics maps to be extremely useful when fishing in large lakes and the ocean.  Go to your area and check out lakes and ocean areas which you are familiar with, and compare the Navionics maps with maps of the same area prepared by other companies.  I find the underwater topographic maps of lakes to be easier to use than the depth number maps which cover offshore areas in the ocean.

While the Navionics maps give you a good idea of the general topography of lake and ocean bottoms, they don't show fine details of the underwater landscape.  For example, an area shown as a smooth slope going from 40 feet down to 250 feet may contain gullies, ridges, and pinnacles which aren't shown on the Navionics maps.  You can discover these areas and features by traversing the slope along a contour line shown on the map, and noting places where the depth suddenly increases or decreases.  These features often attract and hold fish, so you may want to mark them with a waypoint.

The web app does not show relief shading, but the mobile version of the app does. Relief shading can be downloaded onto the card to display on your ff (as Mark L showed), if it is capable of displaying those. My ff is not so I just use the app on my phone on the water if I want to look at relief shading.

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Safety First / Re: Shark Shield
« on: August 19, 2021, 01:51:36 PM »

Here is a video on replacing the battery:

 

That's looks a lot easier than I imagined. Not bad at all.

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For Sale / Re: SOLD Hobie Outback 2019
« on: August 18, 2021, 01:30:41 PM »
So how many minutes did this take to sell?

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