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Thought I’d share this with you all.


This was Wednesday morning.  Still a pretty rattled.  Pickle was in the blue car right behind me.  Super unsure how I’m still alive right now.  Ditto on how he missed Pickle after missing me.

Hug your loved ones, you never know when your number might be up.

General Talk / Caja China questions
« on: March 30, 2023, 07:36:58 PM »
Looking to buy a pig roaster like has been done at several of the NCKA meetups.

Which one should I buy?  Drop links here.  This will get use maybe 6 or 8 times a year.  Want to roast suckling pigs, cabrito, maybe whole deer, and ???

Help a brother out.

General Talk / Fire Cats
« on: October 29, 2022, 10:22:57 PM »
SRJ features prominently in this documentary. I just watched it, and wow.  All I can say is watch it now while you can, while it’s still available. 

It’s competing for top documentary at Cannes, which is basically the best in the world full stop.  Give it a watch.  It’s available for the next couple days..


Search for “The Fire Cats.  Save Something Small”

Fish Talk / Zebra perch?
« on: February 22, 2022, 09:37:26 AM »
Eel River Estuary.  Not my pic.

At one time, right before I got into kayak fishing, I started taking flying lessons.  It didn't stick, but recently I've got the bug again. 

Does anyone here fly?  Anyone with recent flight school experience or know a CFI?  I'm looking for an accelerated program but if a part 61 instructor and plane were available on a 4-5 day per week, 2-3 flights per day, i'd be interested.  It can't be here in Humboldt, the weather and the instructors are too unpredictable and is what turned me off last time, cancelling more often than we flew.  Hence the need for accelerated instruction.  I'd go anywhere in the US but prefer to stay somewhere on the west coast that isn't southern California.

Even if someone could point me in a direction.  Some online forum where I might find a culture like NCKA?  Anyone have a Beechcraft Bonanza or Mooney 201 for sale?

General Talk / Calling resident electricians. manbearpig? Slackedtide?
« on: November 09, 2021, 04:39:36 PM »
Good news:  I bought a new home.

Bad News:  The following pic is of the subpanel in my garage.  How much should I expect to pay to have someone unbond the neutral and ground and clean up the subpanel?

Fun side note:  My valve to the gas line to my furnace was seized.  I bought a clamp meter and tested the gas line.  It's carrying almost an amp load.  Sigh. 

CA Regulations / 2021 bottom fish changes are official.
« on: December 29, 2020, 10:38:53 AM »

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announces that multiple changes to the recreational groundfish regulations will take effect in the new year.

CDFW worked closely with recreational stakeholders to develop the following changes, effective January 1, 2021. See CDFW’s summary of recreational groundfish regulations for Management Area boundary definitions.

Elimination of sub-bag limits for black rockfish, canary rockfish and cabezon within the 10-fish Rockfish, Cabezon, Greenling (RCG) complex daily bag limit.
A new sub-bag limit of five vermilion rockfish within the 10-fish RCG complex daily bag limit.
The Rockfish Conservation Area (RCA) boundary will increase to 30 fathoms (180 feet) in the Mendocino Management Area during the regular open season (May 1-October 31).
The RCA boundary will increase to 50 fathoms (300 feet) in the San Francisco Management Area during the open season (April 1-December 31).
The RCA boundary will increase to 100 fathoms (600 feet) in the Southern Management Area during the open season (March 1-December 31).
For consistency with federal regulations, the legal method of take for California scorpionfish has been updated such that no more than two hooks and one line may be used when angling for this species.
The ‘All Depth’ fishery in the Northern and Mendocino Management Areas will continue each November and December, unless modified by an in-season action.
The new regulations were adopted by the California Fish and Game Commission in mid-October and the Pacific Fishery Management Council in July. Anglers should check CDFW’s website for the current regulations before fishing for groundfish and are advised that regulations printed in the 2020-21 ocean regulations book will be out of date starting January 1, 2021.

The 30, 50 and 100 fathom depth contours are defined by straight lines connecting the waypoints as adopted in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 50, Part 660, Subpart C.

Many of these changes were made in response to the outcomes of recent stock assessment science. Populations of yelloweye rockfish and cowcod, which were declared overfished in 2002 and 2000 respectively, are increasing faster than anticipated and the cowcod population was declared rebuilt based on the 2019 stock assessment.

“The good news for 2021 is groundfish populations are rebounding,” said CDFW Senior Environmental Scientist Caroline McKnight. “Of the eight stocks that were declared overfished in the early 2000s, all but one, yelloweye rockfish, has been declared rebuilt today. The improved status of these species allows fishery managers to recommend management measures that provide additional fishing opportunity, including access to deeper depths that have been off limits to anglers for more than a decade.”

The implementation of a new five-fish sub-bag limit for vermilion rockfish within the 10-fish RCG complex daily bag limit may come as a surprise to some anglers. Recreational catch of vermilion rockfish has increased significantly in recent years, but stock status information is dated. While a new stock assessment for vermilion rockfish is planned for 2021, the results won’t be available for use in management until 2023. In the interim, the new five-fish vermilion rockfish sub-bag limit has been implemented as a precautionary measure to slow catches.

Take and possession of bronzespotted rockfish, cowcod and yelloweye rockfish remain prohibited statewide.

For more detailed information on the new 2021 recreational groundfish regulations and to stay informed of in-season changes, please call the Recreational Groundfish Hotline at (831) 649-2801 or visit CDFW’s summary of recreational groundfish fishing regulations for 2021. For background information on groundfish science and management, please visit CDFW’s Marine Region Groundfish webpage.

If you lost a hatch cover this week at shelter cove call the launch shack to identify, they have it.

Safety First / *BODY RECOVERED**. Overdue kayak fisherman in Trinidad
« on: June 12, 2020, 08:39:12 PM »

Search and Rescue ongoing. He looks very familiar to me but I haven’t placed him yet. I think he might be one of my soccer referees?

Send some prayers up this way.

General Talk / Who has COVID-19?
« on: March 31, 2020, 06:01:40 PM »
Since this thing is blowing up at a breakneck exponential pace, we are going to know people who has it. Maybe you have it. This thread is to keep people in thoughts and prayers, prayer chain if you are into that, and to help people who are stricken however we can.

There’s other threads for discussing economics and politics it is my hope that this thread is limited to who we can pray for and who we can help.

General Talk / Earthquake early warning app “MyShake” works
« on: March 18, 2020, 03:40:45 PM »
Just had an earthquake up here in Humboldt. I got the warning from the “MyShake” app about 4-5 seconds before shaking started. Worked perfectly.

One of my friends who was much closer to the quake got the warning as the shaking was happening, so it very much depends upon how close you are to the quake epicenter.

Highly recommend, download the app today. Do it now.

General Talk / Novel Coronavirus impacts
« on: March 11, 2020, 12:42:17 PM »
Let’s have a good winter thread.

I have a trip planned in April that may or may not happen. I have theater tickets that may or may not be good. I have to wipe my ass and it’s hard to find toilet paper for some stupid reason.

I’ve already dropped $8k on this trip, not sure how much I can recoup at this point if I ultimately can’t go.

The sharks are playing to an empty arena, Giants preseason game against the A’s is cancelled.

Economic impacts are starting. This all strikes me as panicked insanity.

How are you all impacted?

If you like getting your Clear Lake forecasts from the NWS, you’ll need to look at the Eureka NWS page. Sacramento NWS will transfer responsibility for Lake County to Eureka NWS in March 3rd.

Forecast discussion, updated twice daily at about 4am and 4pm, are found here:


Looking for a new one stop weather app.  I’ve been using Weather Underground for years but the latest update has rendered it complete dogshit.

Is there an app out there that is easy to use, has a dashboard like feature with satellite maps, precipitation forecast, links to local NWS/NOAA products, and allows you to move easily between official and personal weather stations in the same general area?

I’m looking for something similar to WU circa last Thursday. Willing to pay for the app or a subscription, doesn’t have to be free.


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