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1
Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Re: thurs tbay
« on: June 13, 2024, 11:49:27 AM »
Great job catching your limit, Charles.

Paul

2
Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 11, 2024, 02:20:17 PM »
Mr. X, have a safe trip.  We need to chase halibuts together again.

Paul

3
General Talk / Re: kayak trailer. bunks or crossbars?
« on: June 08, 2024, 10:09:08 AM »
I always transport my Outback and Oasis upside down on the Thule Hullavator and store them upside down in my garage.

Paul

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Bodega, Fort Bragg and Westport
« on: June 07, 2024, 05:18:32 PM »
As Chopper stated, my wife and I always enjoy camping and fishing at Russian Gulch.  It is a very protected cove, and if the ocean is too rough, you can just stay in the cove.  However, fishing is very slow in the cove.  We try to visit every two weeks during the summer.

Paul

Iíll be in the area the 16-22 this month if your up that way.

I might be fishing from RG June 21 & 22, weather permitting.
We can discuss more details as we get closer.

Paul

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Bodega, Fort Bragg and Westport
« on: June 07, 2024, 02:21:51 PM »
As Chopper stated, my wife and I always enjoy camping and fishing at Russian Gulch.  It is a very protected cove, and if the ocean is too rough, you can just stay in the cove.  However, fishing is very slow in the cove.  We try to visit every two weeks during the summer.

Paul

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Paul, what species are you targeting? I find that all the slow-pitch jigging videos on YT use a big up/down sweeping motion. I don't think that technique is suitable for RF. In fact, when I got my first slow-pitch setup, I went out several times mimicking what those YT guys do. I never caught a fish doing that big sweeping motion. I use the traditional yo-yo-stop-yo-yo-stop motion, even when using slow-pitching setup. That works well for me.

I want to target rockfish.  I am trying to understand and develop a technique that works.

Paul

7
Any good YouTubeís on this? I always thought that if you get the jig in the rock fish or lings face they will reaction bite. Didnít know there was so much technique involved.

Thanks again for the 50 fathom line fish finder install Paul.
You welcome.
The slow-pitch jigging requires some technique and understanding.
I would start with this video: 
This is the best introduction video I found.

Paul

8
I lost my slow pitch rod and reel when I flipped at Shelter Cove. The replacement reel arrived today, and I have a Temple Reef rod to mount it on. Last time I was with you at Fort Ross I used the TR rod with the reel I lost.

I started the day with a conventional rod and reel with a giant swim bait, and fished that for about 3 hours. No bites so I switched to the slow pitch rig and starting catching blues. Kept 3 larger ones and released the rest.

Not sure I have any special technique but I would like to join.

Great, I want specifically to learn slow-pitch jig.

Paul

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I started moving toward my halibut spots and searching for baits.  I couldn't get any live bait. 
Around 9 AM, I got a bite. I reeled in slowly and noticed it was a 24-25" halibut. I was debating whether to use a gaff or net, but suddenly, it started running like crazy and pulling my drag. It was pulling so hard I could not stop even after I engaged my slow gear. It stopped pulling once it got to the bottom, but I could not pull up. I circled around, and I could feel the weight, but my fish would not move.  I finally pulled hard and broke the leader.  I guess that I provide breakfast for a seal.
I got another bite around 11 a.m., and it was a small halibut. I measured it. When it opened the mouth, it was a keeper, but it was only a 21.5" shaker when I closed it.  Both bites were around 60 FOW, and I was using purple hoochie and frozen herring.

The wind started blowing, and I moved into 40 FOW and caught two smelts. I trolled around for another hour, but there was no bite.

Paul

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I have a slow-pitch jigging setup but have never learned it properly. I thought it would be great to have a get-together to share techniques. 
We will select a location later based on participants and weather. If you want to volunteer to give a 10- 15-minute seminar, please let me know.
If you are interested in joining, you can respond to this post.

Paul

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For Sale / Re: Second in line
« on: June 04, 2024, 08:28:55 AM »
It's a great looking kayak at a great price.  My first kayak was Trident 13.
We need to go fishing together.

Paul

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I have created checklists on my phone to verify items I need for different types of fishing.
Many of us left items at home.  I drove 4 hours to do abalone diving and noticed that I had left my long carbon fins at home.  Luckily, I was able to rent a pair from the local dive shop.
Feel free to ask for help or questions from other NCKA members. 
Make sure you know how to do self-rescue as Mark L mentioned above.

Paul

13
I don't think squids are avoiding me this season.  I even had a local expert, Sonny, and got no squid. 
I might try Santa Cruz in a couple of days, but not expecting much.

Paul

14
Hoping to be out there too.

Great, more people will increase the chance of locating squids.

Paul

15
May see u out there,Paul.

Either a kayak or my Aluminum boat. Maybe??? Lol.

Report for squid has been good.

Hope to see ya there.

I am looking forward to meeting you, Alex.

Paul

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