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General Fishing Tips / Re: Stinky Wetsuit
« on: July 27, 2021, 07:47:02 PM »
I use Gear Aid, Revivex, Wetsuit & Drysuit Shampoo which you can purchase from Amzon.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077T32WDH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I placed my wife's and my wetsuit (inside out) in a bathtub and add some wetsuit shampoo and water.  I let them soak for an hour and I jump in to stomp on the wetsuits for several minutes.  Replace with fresh water and stomp some more and rinse and hand dry in the bathroom.

Paul

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Introductions / Re: Hello all, old man just getting into the sport
« on: July 27, 2021, 09:29:43 AM »
Welcome, from a 78 year young man who started at 62.   Yeah, I've had to make some adjustments over the years, such as not staying out longer than 4-5 hrs and doing really heavy lifting.  But it's more about staying in decent shape in the off-season and on the days during the season when I'm not on the water. I'm no fitness fanatic, but I stay active, in fact, it's hard for me not to be active.
Go Tom go!  You are an inspiration... :smt006

After reading Tom's story, I want to adjust my target age.

Able to kayak fishing, snowboarding, road biking until I am 80 years old....

Paul

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Introductions / Re: Hello all, old man just getting into the sport
« on: July 27, 2021, 06:10:05 AM »
You are not old to start.  I started after 50 and enjoy it greatly with my wife.
Just do your research for your first kayak to avoid upgrading too soon.

Paul

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General Talk / Re: NorCal beach camping, kayak fishing
« on: July 21, 2021, 09:40:42 AM »
My wife and I love Russian Gulch but it is a small campsite and difficult to make a reservation.
Very clean and has many great hiking trails.  Easy kayak launch and you can walk from campsites to the launch site.
Fishing used to be much better but due to increased charter boat fishing pressure, it is declining.


Paul

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General Talk / Re: Any NCKA equivalent for So cal?
« on: July 14, 2021, 02:03:57 PM »
Heading down to SoCal and wondering if we have a sister community there. Has anyone every kayaked fished there?

-R
I think Big Water's Edge or BD Outdoors would be close to NCKA but much less active than us.
I kayak fished at Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Newport Beach, Dana Point, and La Jolla.  Fishing is not as productive as NorCal.

http://www.bigwatersedge.com/
https://www.bdoutdoors.com/

Paul

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You might able to locate them by using an underwater camera.

Paul

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Favorite rock fish lures
« on: May 11, 2021, 01:40:46 PM »

Do you attach hooks on the top or bottom of your Daiwa Saltiga SK Jig?

Paul

Theoretically a top assist hook is good for speed jigging where the hook is trailing as you are cranking the jig in. A bottom hook is good for rf/lings/halibut which tend to hit on the fall where the top assist hook could be trailing away from the body of the jig and the fish might miss it. I’ve started rigging a top and bottom hook based upon some stuff I read.

Thank you for the great information.  I have been using double hooks at the top without much luck.  I will try top and bottom on my next trip.

Paul

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General Talk / Re: San Diego Yellow Tail
« on: May 11, 2021, 06:24:17 AM »
I did a guided trip from La Jolla with Sea Samurai and return home with 3 yellowtails.  It was 13 hours on the water (6 AM to 7 PM) and I was tired and sunburnt. 
You can watch the following video for details.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Favorite rock fish lures
« on: May 10, 2021, 01:31:49 PM »
I use saltiga sk jigs. Lately I've been using some slow pitch rods and it makes the fishing experience a blast. The sk jigs tend to catch the large fish variety and are pretty deadly. The pink glow is the one I go for mainly although I have lots of other colors. They work so well, I've given up on using bait unless it's live.
The only drawback is that you have to constantly jig for the fish. But it's a blast jigging and then feeling that fish bite and tug during the rise/fall.

Do you attach hooks on the top or bottom of your Daiwa Saltiga SK Jig?

Paul

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Introductions / Re: New guy from Petaluma
« on: April 27, 2021, 06:46:08 AM »
Welcome,

I am sure you will get some keeper Dungeness Crabs soon.

Paul

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Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Dropper loop tying jig
« on: April 26, 2021, 06:56:26 PM »
Hi Ted

Thank you for the video.  I can see how handy your jig is.

Paul

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Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Dropper loop tying jig
« on: April 26, 2021, 11:15:13 AM »
Very interesting.
I love to see a video of your tying a loop using this jig.

Paul

So, what you're saying is... my description is terrible.   :smt044  I couldn't agree more!  I'll toss together a quick video and share later this week.
:smt001
No, I am just a slow learner. 
You might have to take me fishing to show me how to use them too.  :smt001

Paul

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Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Dropper loop tying jig
« on: April 26, 2021, 06:39:45 AM »
Very interesting.
I love to see a video of your tying a loop using this jig.

Paul

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Introductions / Re: Central Cost Guy
« on: April 25, 2021, 06:12:12 AM »
Welcome, John

Hope my wife and I can make it to Central Coast for some Butt fishing this summer.

Paul

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Introductions / Re: Intro
« on: April 20, 2021, 07:10:56 AM »
Welcome to NCKA.  I used to be a freediver too and converted over to kayak fishing.  Since my wife joined as my fishing buddy on our tandem kayak it will be difficult to go back as a freediver.

Paul

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