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Safety First / Re: Missing Kayaker - Mavericks/HMB
« on: September 16, 2021, 04:12:36 PM »
I was working with the Rangers at Memorial Park when there was a call for the their assistance, .But I didn't hear the location. Was thinking it was near the Bean. Surprised  it was HMB. Some people don't understand the hazards towards Mavericks. guess he learned.

W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft ? 

5-10 knots doesn't produce 4-5 ft wind waves. Maybe you have that backwards

General Talk / Re: Paddling from Palo Alto or Alviso
« on: August 27, 2021, 04:03:03 PM »
Coyote Point Park
Paddle out of harbor. turn right along rock rip rap. Troll or cast 1/4th 1/2 Oz white hairraisers with or without white curly tail grub - -in close to the rocks for Stripers Also to the left - off rock islands and along shoreline can be good. Bass plugs also work. Providedthe wid stays down hour before or after high tide is best time.
Palo Alto is doable if tides are not real low.Don't put apedal drive down until you reach the bay. Mostly just Leopard Sharks there

General Talk / Re: Shark_bait is on Americas got talent
« on: July 22, 2021, 12:01:11 PM »
Where was this taken ?/ Don't recognize the launch spot

General Talk / Re: Leffingwell shark strikes again.
« on: July 12, 2021, 09:44:01 AM »
Must have been a huge shark.
What was the distance between tooth marks
Looks like more than 2 inches from the pictures. Not many that size
I know that 1.75" is a 15 footer, 2+ inches equals Holy Crap

General Talk / Re: Leffingwell shark strikes again.
« on: July 12, 2021, 09:38:07 AM »
No pix=Never happened.

Quote of the year  :smt044   How about, "Maybe pet the shark next time?"

I heard he asked the Shark to pose for a selfy, but it was camera shy

General Talk / Re: Fillet knife recommendation
« on: June 14, 2021, 10:05:32 AM »
Here's a good 3 page thread on the topic (that I started last summer) with some good advice.


I got a dexter after this tread and like it.

the other fish processing tool I would highly recommend is a good set of shears.  I have some Milwaukee heavy duty construction scissors that have migrated from the tool shelf to the kitchen, and they are awesome for cutting the breast bone of fish I'm going to cook whole while gutting, for cutting off the collars on bigger fish, etc.

Good shears are important. Like to take some whole fish home to cook Chinese style or just plain tired of getting stuck by Rockfish spines ? Trim those fin spines off If you are putting the fish in a bag to take home to clean or cook or just to keep separate from your fishing partner's fish. Makes cleanup a lot easier if fish spines haven't poked a dozen holes in the bag

Introductions / Re: Once Capsized Newbie
« on: June 03, 2021, 10:12:55 AM »
I don't know if its Kings rock as was mentioned, but I have seen that not always visible wash rock almost take out a large cabin cruiser.

glad you are Ok.

SF is in the news now for  poor law enforcement results. Also home burglaries etc in SF are way up as crooks - same crooks - have shifted away from tourist robberies during pandemic.

Welcome to the madness!  31" at ARW is an amazing bit of beginners luck. WTG!!!

Love those Monster Blacks at the Cove. No sub-limit this year where you are releasing 18 inchers cause you know you'd limit on 20+ inchers.

Metal sellers like Allen Steel in Redwood City will sell you lengths of steel, Stainless or non-stainless, and then cut it into whatever sizes you want.  Don't go too thick or its really hard to grind down the tip.
I bend to hook shape in a vise. Bend or tap it to shape. Bend slightly, then loosen and, slide forward and bend again. Continue this until you create your desired size and shape.
I cut the bamboo near a joint and drill into the interior  with a bit that matches hook diameter. Drill toward one edge so  the shaft is along the interior wall and when you gaff a fish the interior wall  supports the shaft.
I put expanding gorilla glue into the  hole and insert the hook shaft. you can also drill a smaller hole down the bamboo, along the hook shaft length to insert more glue. you can also put a screw in there to help hold the shaft.
I then wrap 80 to 150# braid on the top of the bamboo and a bit onto the hook shaft. Apply epoxy and wrap again
Paracord can be wrapped on the bamboo for decorative or gripping purposes.
If you are in the Fremont area, I have bamboo I'll donate, if you want to make a couple gaffs

Mendocino coast !! Most of us have to drive 2-3 hours to get to the quality fishing you have. Definitely have your VHF radio attached to your PFD. No need for a vest over that. A decent fishing PFD will have enough pockets for your gear. Definitely leash your paddle. Deciding on leashing or putting floats on rods etc is a personal choice. A section of pool noodle on a net is a good choice.   You have an older model kayak, but they caught all sorts of fish before things got fancy. Two fish clips on about five feet of line. Keep your average fish on one and big Lings /Halibut etc on the other. Bleeding - not bleeding etc is a choice and there are arguments for both.  Just toss the fishy clips into your rear well.  Splash water on the fish occasionally and maybe have a burlap bag to toss over the fish to keep them wet and cool. Paddling with fish on a clip in the water is a bitch. But, if you are going with a drift, having them float beside the boat is fine. The possibility of Seals or Sharks is there, but remote. Its a judgement call among many judgement calls.  The most important thing is to have the proper safety gear and to find dependable fishing buddies who can back you up if things go south.

Pay It Forward / Re: GET YOURSELF CHECKED!!!
« on: February 12, 2021, 09:16:28 AM »
Hey Jerry

Missed your thread. Sounds like you've been through heck and back. I'm confident you will be back skiing Sierra next season. Probably leaving me in your powder/dust !!! Keep punching back my friend.
Warmest wishes

Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Storage for rods and reels...
« on: February 04, 2021, 12:28:45 PM »
Or a custom rod and weapons rack (14 exterior rod slots and 10 interior cut circles for more rods, etc and rod tubes)
And -  an Amazon bought carousel for the trout rods. Screwed down PVC pipe end caps on the carousel to keep rods in place. 28 rods and room to grow.

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