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Wanted To Buy / Re: looking for surf rod
« on: October 17, 2023, 10:19:47 AM »
Get a huge rod and look up English pendulum casting! I learned for snares and perch, but I think it casts to far for perch fishing lol.

Super fun technique. I got a okuma solaris on sale and its ok, the guides were not built on the spine of the rod so that was disappointing.

CA Regulations / Re: Oct 11, San Jose FGC Meeting - Groundfish Petition
« on: October 12, 2023, 08:59:25 AM »
interesting response from the commission with regards to descenders.

A chair asked herself why descenders weren't required in cal when they are in others states along the PNW and another guy answered something about it not being enforceable? He said they could somewhat enforce boats to carry them but could not enforce their use, He did state that most good intentioned fisher peoples would definately use their devises but something about the difficulty to enforce use was the reason. Doesnt really make sense, maybe from a ticketing perspective but im sure enforcing every boat to carry one would be good enough. Similar to an 18" net for undersized fish, you cant enforce its use but you can at least make sure people have it.

CA Regulations / Re: Oct 11, San Jose FGC Meeting - Groundfish Petition
« on: October 11, 2023, 04:16:47 PM »
It was worrisome that immediately after your comments they stated that PFMC was really the driver for studies and legislation but at least at the end they were able to circle back on that, stating they can possibly include kayak anglers requests/representatives when they discuss the future rules with the PFMC. 

lots of great info from that meeting, thank you all so much and happy it was successful in getting us in the spotlight of the council.

Also two members stated they were themselves kayak/sailors/fisherpeoples which can't hurt.

CA Regulations / Re: Oct 11, San Jose FGC Meeting - Groundfish Petition
« on: October 11, 2023, 08:56:05 AM »
Great job Joe!

Hobie Kayaks / Re: Mirage Drive V2 Fin Mast Info
« on: September 28, 2023, 03:31:24 PM »
I think I had it a little too tight, and the entire section touching the cam got sliced.

Hobie Kayaks / Re: Mirage Drive V2 Fin Mast Info
« on: September 28, 2023, 02:14:37 PM »
The red sheathing on my amazon chains has been rubbed off and now im worried about the salt water getting to them, I might try to coat them with something else to keep them a little protected still.

Hobie Kayaks / Re: Mirage Drive Chain Assembly Repair
« on: September 13, 2023, 08:53:36 AM »
 I also recently saw a post regarding 180 roller bearing replacement bearings which looks super interesting. Ive been using some pvc pipe but this looks like a legit fix.

That was like a mortal combat finisher on that poor herring jeez. Such a beautiful shark I really wanted to harvest one this year. Ill keep trying another time lol.

firework display lol, looks so fun

General Talk / Re: Descended fish mortality rates
« on: August 29, 2023, 09:41:35 AM »
On my buddies boat we would just bring the downrigger with one of those pressure release clips attached to the ball. This worked out great since using a dedicated rod to descend was a real hassle and people didnt particularly like doing that. With the downrigger we could keep fishing and let the fish acclimate at 50' before dropping it down to 60' where the devise would release. I think it has a 60 and a 90 setting but I can't remember. One day we couldn't get out of the yelloweye and had to descend 10+ of them. I remember only 2 floated back up but we tried our best to get them on that clip again. bird and seal food :(.

I always have the safety pin in my kayak but have not needed to use it yet at the depths I fish. I have used just my teaser hook on the chin skin of some fish to give them some help and then yank them off at depth which works in a pinch. Chinas sometimes have a hard time getting there fat heads to sink lol.

I mean, check out those stringers!!! lol it just screams "i had the best fckin day out there" your guys were stoked. What an epic end to another cove season, couldn't ask for anything else.

Safety First / Re: Bean Hollow Rent Due
« on: August 24, 2023, 12:23:49 PM »
Was there Sunday on the beach, still felt sharky even on the shore....

does it ever not? LOL

glad the guy made it without physical injury.
If it were me though I'd have some serious PTSD from that swim. I can only imagine what was going through his head, yikes.
What I'm wondering is where was his buddy?

that dude is either never swimming in the ocean again, or has a wheelbarrow to carry those nuts around

I'm starting to get worried about unsafe yakkers attempting to find rockfish with these restrictions. Multiple posts in FnS going up about: how far to 50 fathom, or closest spot to rockfish?

Joe could we add a section regarding safety for nearshore boaters? If only this restriction had a slot like 10-50 fathoms or something. We are all mentioning never seeing quillback below 100' deep anyways. Just impossible to enforce I think is the issue.

Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Mirage Drive Idler Cable Upgrade DIY (Simple)
« on: August 15, 2023, 02:14:45 PM »
My buddy had tried to re solder and crimp the cable to the bolt end of the idler cable and it failed on the water this weekend.

He had brought some spare cable and some aluminum crimps but was unable to properly crimp on the water, in a similar fashion that you are showing. I ended up tying some emergency paracord while we were drifting that kept him running the rest of the weekend lol.

General Fishing Tips / Re: Kokanee Advanced Tackle Breakdown
« on: August 14, 2023, 11:50:38 AM »
interesting seeing you use both a lefty and righty.  Been tempted to get a right just to make on-handed reeling possible on my non favored side.

I prefer to have both reel handles facing me if I can. If Iím doubled up, I can play the other rod one-handed. Helps convert a few double ups. A double up can easily turn a slow day into a limit in no time.

I have that same setup now, I like both reels facing me forsure. I even had a lefty and a righty when we went dab and hali fishing too just to give one arm a break lol.

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