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Topics - mdoka_matt

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General Talk / King Tide 01/10
« on: January 11, 2020, 04:43:07 PM »
Headed out to Davenport Landing to check out the -1.2ft low tide.  Parking lot was pretty full so I had to search around a bit.  By total coincidence I saw PISCEAN's truck paralleled parked.  I should have figured he would be here too :smt044.  I was just walking to the beach to go surprise him when I spotted Mrs PISCEAN also searching for parking.  Impromptu tide pool party!!!  Had so much more fun exploring the eel grass and muscle beds with good friends.  There is another King Tide forecast for Feb 8 and 9.  If the weather is good, I highly recommend you go to your nearest rocky beach and go check it out. Great activity for children too. Next time Id like to harvest some muscles.   Here are a few pics from the evening.

For Sale / 92 Toyota 4x4 V6 $3500.
« on: March 23, 2019, 11:18:29 PM »
1992 Toyota Pick Up. 170K miles. V6 3.0 EFI.

It is with no joy I announce the sale of my trusty old Yota.  Originally a gift from my mother in 2010, it had only 130K miles. As my primarily recreational vehicle, I have logged only 40K miles on it.  We've been up and down the the entire cost HWY; From Santa Cruz to San Diego for the 2014 Islander trip to SCI, to Golds Beach OR for my own Norcal Coastal adventure in 2016. It has traversed Usal road in 4 low on the Lost Coast, and snowy roads in Tahoe on 4 high. Most of all though, this truck has shuttled bountiful loads of rockfish, halibut, and a few salmon and seabass between my local beach launches and home. I have cleaned many fine fish, and shared a good many celebratory beers with PISCEAN on her tailgate.

Now for facts. It has significant rust around the windshield and does leak during rain. Fortunately the drips land on the passenger side floor mat, and do not wet the seats. It also has a timing issue which results in slight engine misfire; particularly in 1st gear at low RPM. It powers through with a bit of extra gas peddle. Once she is rolling, she drives like normal. Registration and smog is due in July, so I took the initiative to bring it in for a preliminary smog test. It passed, though the timing issue came up.  Id me happy to share the results with any interested parties.

With the exception of the aforementioned issues, the truck is solid. The body is clean (except for windshield rust), and the engine is strong (except for misfire issue). I replaced the clutch at about 150K, and diligently changed oil. Feel free to ask any additional questions.

General Talk / Capitola Crappie????
« on: February 09, 2019, 11:52:02 AM »

General Talk / Happy Halloween from Spreckels
« on: November 02, 2018, 02:05:00 PM »
Old Man Lettuce Nuts wishes you a Happy Halloween :smt044

Wanted To Buy / WT GoPro 2 Flat Lens Dive Housing
« on: October 01, 2018, 05:45:25 PM »


Looking for a Flat Lens Dive Housing for GoPro 2.  Like the one on the link.  Anybody got one they want to sell?

My buddy has an 18 foot Robalo from which we regularly fish the Santa Cruz area.  After spending the day fishing off Pleasure Point with his young son and his friend, we decided to go check out the rookery.  It did not take long to find the sharks.  Perhaps they found us...  We had three sharks in our field of view at one time, then saw a fourth one past them.  I can say definitively that there were at least 4 individuals; but probably more.  They were incredibility placid, and even curious. They would come out of there way to look at us.  A very cool experience which I recommend you try; from a PB. 10 to 20 feet of water between the Capitola pier and the ship. Most were nearer to the pier.


General Talk / Fishing Bar Harbor Maine
« on: April 23, 2018, 03:29:26 PM »
My wife and I will be vacationing in Bar Harbor Maine next month. I was wondering if anybody had any experience or information regarding saltwater fishing in this area. Our rental cottage has very convenient water access (http://www.edgewaterbarharbor.com/index.html).  I have found kayak rentals and am considering bringing some fishing gear.   :smt006

For Sale / Leaky 150 Gal aquarium For Sale
« on: March 19, 2018, 01:55:34 PM »
I got this tank from Petsmart in Sept of 2016.  last week it developed a small leak in the bottom corner and dropped about 30 gallons before I got home and noticed. Petsmart wont work with me at all since it was more than 1 year ago.  Sucks, but now it will make a great "dry tank".  It has no major scratches or blemishes and has nice glasstops, stand, background, and lights.  Im hoping to get $200 for it. It cost alot more than that new (and holding water)  :smt012
Any reptile guys out there?   

Fishing Tournaments and Events / San Diego Fishing Charter Help
« on: March 20, 2017, 02:04:28 PM »
A buddy of mine is getting married in San Diego in July.  He is interested in doing a half to full day charter fishing trip. Our crew would be anywhere from 5 to 15 people. Most of our crew will have little to no gear. Anybody have any recommendations for a good outfit?

Fishing Pics / PISCEAN Does It Again
« on: January 03, 2017, 11:56:26 PM »
During the 2016 season I caught a surprise CA barracuda from a buddy's boat.  I shared the pic with friends and on social media. Then last week I was surprised once again, when I was presented with a PISCEAN original burned and etched wood plank depicting the actual photo of the cuda.  Thanks Sean, you are true friend and a talented artist!!!

For Sale / T5-Grow Light/Aquarium Light. $150
« on: December 21, 2016, 11:30:42 AM »
Was used for a planted aquarium. It has 8 48 inch T5 light tubes.  All bulbs are less than 1 year old. The fixture also has cooling fans works perfectly. Perfect for planted aquariums or growing “tomatoes”.  $150.00

For Sale / Shimano Stradic 4000
« on: March 29, 2016, 09:40:58 PM »
In my former life as a land lubber, my spinning reel of choice was the Stradic 4000. Ive had several of them over the years, and they all have stories to tell.  This one's story ends sadly when I broke its arm off backwards.

It had been a while since I dusted off the old Stradic. So long in fact, I forgot the crank arm is not reverse threaded for removal. A cap located on the other side of the crank arm backs out, and that releases the crank.  So there was trying to back the crank arm out when it broke in two.  Foolishly I threw away the handle figuring it would be easy to replace it. Unfortunately, this "build" is no longer supported and Shimano could not replace it. Its gotta be at least 15 years old.

I did not try beyond emailing Shimano in effort to replace the crank.  I really have no idea how likely it would be to find one. Other then lacking an arm, the reel is in decent condition.  It does run a bit rough, but just needs a cleaning and lube.  Ive got four additional spools each loaded up really really really old line. This puppy is ready to go!!!

It could be all yours for $0.00 OBO

You gotta pick up in Santa Cruz area, or possible NCKA express

Fishing Pics / GoPro Trolling 2015
« on: January 17, 2016, 11:45:27 AM »
I’ve finally put the finishing touches on my compilation video from the 2015 season.  All footage was collected from the kayak between Big Sur and HMB trolling along the bottom with a GoPro mounted on Video Fins from Groupbinc.com. Various hookless lures were used to attract subjects.   I got some interesting footage this year, and dialed in my camera setting to maximize lighting and picture quality. Bump the resolution up to 720 for best quality. Thanks for looking.

Fish Talk / Ode to El Nino 2015
« on: November 08, 2015, 10:42:49 AM »
I know El Nino 2015 is far from over. Bluefin and bonito are still being caught on the daily basis, and the winter storm season is just ramping up. But with the onset of the stormy season, SST charts are already showing a cooling trend in local waters.  As the storm season progresses, fishing weather windows will decrease and the churning seas will continue to cool. What the future holds is anyone's guess, but it looks like the beginning of the end; at least on the fishing front.  So post up any unusual or exotic fish you caught this year.

I had three unusual catches this year; multiple bonito missions, a surprise barracuda, and a small sable fish.

For Sale / 84-95 Toyota Pickup Tow Hitch (2 ") $100
« on: August 19, 2015, 10:24:49 AM »
Purchased from this website about 6 months ago. All hardware included. Never installed or used. Still wrapped in plastic.


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