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Messages - LoletaEric

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Quote from: Todd W
Oh yea the nets get tricky especially with that heavy of a fish.

Do you fish live bait out there? If you want some live bait tips Iíve tried it all!

I've netted hundreds of salmon including a 40, a 38, a 35 and a 30.  Halibut are just different with that big door mat body.

I've fished live bait but prefer my popsicles.  Would love to fish with you at some point.   :smt001

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Isn't "Todd W" ready for retirement?  How about "Halibut God"?!   :smt005

You are so dialed, bro.  Very nice job and super impressive season.   :smt001

I caught some nice ones in Humboldt Bay later in our season (Sep-Oct), but I haven't hit the 40" mark yet on Cali's.

I did get my ass handed to me by a twentyish pounder that probably went high 30's (inches).  It was heavy coming up, and when it hit the surface the white side was up because my big trailer treble was in its gill plate.  I netted it pretty easily, but when I grabbed the net frame in both hands it erupted and flipped itself over, twisting my net and escaping.  Last thing I saw was a big brown flying carpet - right out of my net!

I'm more of a gaff believer now.

I assume you gaffed both of these and most/all of your others this year?

What's your tally for the year?

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General Talk / Re: Beef and Pork Fat for Crabing
« on: November 19, 2023, 08:24:08 AM »
So many different meat sources will work, but remember that crabs won't necessarily choose old, stale, twice or three times thawed meat over fresh.

If you're kicking butt compared to other crabbers around you, your bait may be prime.  Don't make the mistake of thinking that day's bait will be awesome again after going back in the freezer.  BTDT.

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Introductions / Re: Hello
« on: November 15, 2023, 07:40:56 PM »
Your name strikes a bell...   :smt002

Welcome to NCKA.   :smt001

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Talking shit after not even five years registered?   :smt005

Quote from: Eddie
Maybe catch a white sea bass?   :smt007 :smt006

 :smt044

Seriously though - good point.   :smt001

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General Talk / Re: Can you target inshore rock fish, even if C&R?
« on: November 11, 2023, 07:49:54 AM »
Powerboaters...

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Your reports are boring - halibut, halibut, halibut -  :smt044

Way to own that shit.

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Quote from: Sailfish
I am a volunteer with MLML for the last 5 years.

Well done, Sonny!  You have always been a member who makes the community proud.   :smt001

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Introductions / Re: Introduction
« on: October 05, 2023, 10:02:02 PM »
Quote from: Jpdrcp
Thank you guys this an awesome board Iíve learned so much from it.  I was on the water at paradise cove this morning trolling frozen herring by 7:15.  First 24Ē fish in the boat with five minutes and then caught its twin about 10 minutes later!

You are deep in to the Madness, already.   :smt003

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General Talk / Re: Phew...
« on: October 05, 2023, 09:53:44 PM »
Go get 'em!   :smt001

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Fishing Pics / Re: A Lake Almanor Whopper!
« on: October 01, 2023, 02:16:11 PM »
Great to see your post, Doug.   :smt001

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Crabbing Advice
« on: September 10, 2023, 09:22:00 AM »
Rings or "hoops" as some call them are the best way to crab, in my opinion.  32" is the standard, and I believe they cannot be over 36".  24" does sound too small.

I take 6 to 9 out with me, and they lay flat nicely, with the buoys taking up more space than anything.

Pots, traps and ambush contraptions don't interest me.  I'm never just out to collect meat, and that's how those devices make me feel.  I enjoy a sporting time where I must perform in order to capture the crabs, as opposed to just waiting for crabs to become trapped so I can collect them.

Also, when you put rings out around traps, you'll get the crabs faster, because your bait is exposed. 

Quote from: Alain
It helps to use something to protect your bait, so they stay longer trying to get at it.

This is true, and it's good advice, but you can look at it in a different way:  put nice fresh chicken or a fresh fish carcass on there right out in the open, and you'll have crabs on there faster than any other devices in the area.

I start pulling my rings as soon as they're all deployed, and I've limited on jumbos in less than 30 minutes when the crabbing's good.

Enjoy!

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Introductions / Re: New Member - Ray, from Rocklin
« on: August 31, 2023, 08:04:16 AM »
Welcome to the Madness!   :smt001

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Ever since they opened up more depth a few years ago I've thought it was a shitty idea.  Why not just make people fish in less than 100' of water?

I hardly ever encounter barotrauma - by design.

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