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General Talk / Re: Pedal Drive kayak question
« on: June 23, 2021, 02:51:23 PM »
I have a 13' Revo and a PA with the 360. I love the 360 but for straight reverse, I find a quick pull of the cable on the Revo mirage drive to be easier - but when you add wind and tide and want to get the for casting to a target - the 360 is amazing.  Also, have fished the Delta and shallow backwaters of the Colorado River, the mirage drive (with or without 360) is the ticket because you can flutter kick them and get over really shallow stuff.

General Talk / Re: Gave myself a wedgie🤦🏻‍♂️
« on: June 13, 2021, 04:39:59 AM »
I know this is a bit late but had the same issue at a parking garage here in Davis.  Didnít have the yaks on the roof but had the hullivators on.

The clearance sign at the entrance (and the hanging bar you hit if youíre too tall) indicated I was in good shape, I passed under with no problem.  As I went around and up to the second level my rack hit the concrete beam.

The clearance sign at the entrance only applied to the first level but nothing indicated that until I hit the concrete beam.

I had to back up and out - and it really pissed off a lot of people behind me. Oh well!

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Introductions / Re: Hello from the foothills!
« on: May 23, 2021, 09:39:14 AM »
Not sure where in Penn Valley youíre at. We had a place for years in Lake Wildwood.  OMG it was amazing bass fishing.  I really miss access to that lake. Iíve done a little fishing at Englebrite as well but never had a big day there.  Enjoy your kayaks and the fishing.

For Sale / River style Pontoon Boat PAC 800
« on: May 19, 2021, 02:27:59 PM »
For Sale PAC 800 Pontoon Boat $500.00

I bought this boat from Kiene's Fly Shop (probably) 10 years ago. I used it less than 5 times. Only used in fresh water and ALWAYS stored inflatable pontoons inside.  Boat has aluminum frame and 1 saddlebag and oars.  Really in great condition.  Checked the Outcast website and it looks like this boat is out of stock. Really did not want to sell but age and storage space are taking there toll.

DM if you're interested. Here's a link to the mfg's info on the latest version of this boat. Looks like color is only difference from website image - but could be other changes not visible from picture: https://www.outcastboats.com/product/pac-800-green-gray/

General Talk / Re: Lake Berryessa Traffic Jam
« on: May 13, 2021, 08:25:10 AM »
Cluster F^*k

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General Talk / Storing Hobie PA 360 drive
« on: May 11, 2021, 10:47:16 AM »
I know some of you already have the 360 type hobies and drives.  How do you store them when you out of the water? My boats on a trailer outside so I do not leave any stuff on it or in it

Posted a pick of my drive stored with the fins Ďflatí on a plastic box. Any better ideas or thoughts.  Thanks.

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General Talk / Re: Returning from Pandemic Hell
« on: April 22, 2021, 03:20:24 AM »
Nice ditch pickle! :smt044
I love Ďditch pickleí itís my favorite.  If I ever get a custom paint job on a kayak Iím naming it: ditch pickle.

General Talk / Re: Inflatables - first impressions
« on: April 20, 2021, 04:03:40 PM »
I love it.  Thanks for the post.  Iíve had the same boat for a while.  Very durable and really tracks. Only downside: in even light wind itís very hard to bass fish in. I also have a seat like yours. 

To give my old butt a little softer ride I used double stick Velcro to hold a boat cushion in place under the seat.  Without the Velcro I couldnít keep the cushion under the seat. It works pretty good now.  Super comfortable!

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General Talk / Returning from Pandemic Hell
« on: April 20, 2021, 03:59:18 PM »
Itís been a weird 13 months for everyone.  I love this site but barely looked or posted.  Didnít fish too much. But I feel a change is here.

Iíve been in Arizona for the winter and am heading back to my home in Davis by May 1. Excited to be vaccinated and getting back to Berryessa, Tomales, and the delta.

Arizona has been nice but the wind this has been particularly relentless this season. Iíve been blown off the Colorado river backwaters more than a few times - so that and all the Covid Stuff really has got me down a bit.

But just the other day I blew up my Sea Eagle inflatable (I love the post on here from today about a family with a new sea eagle) and showed up at sunrise at a backwater most folks donít think about -  and had one the best days bass fishing Iíve had anywhere.

It does feel like change is coming. Hope all of you have a fantastic 2021 fishing season. In fact, looking at this site makes me think a lot of you are off to a great start.

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General Talk / Re: Ropeless Crabbing - Sign Petition Bill 534
« on: March 20, 2021, 03:51:09 AM »
Probably a pretty complicated issue... And there is always a lot of tension between industry groups and environmental organizations.

I want to try to understand it better and will read more about it. I did notice the industry is trying to represent Oceana as a for profit organization. They seem to mention that a lot in the article, I read through the link.  When I looked up a review of Oceana I do find a fairly positive description and a high percentage of proceeds applied to the causes they support.

I do admit to bring some bias to these kinds of debates: after watching chemical, oil and gas, pharma, and tobacco industry trade groups over the years - I am always very leery of any claims they make.


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General Talk / Re: Super stoked!
« on: November 18, 2020, 03:10:30 PM »
One hour of paddling to burn every double/double. And that doesnít count the fries.

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Costanoa - foraging trip
« on: November 17, 2020, 08:27:05 PM »
We stayed there late September when they reopened after the fire. We love Costanoa. Run the dogs on the beach north of the lighthouse.  In prior years itís our base to see the elephant seals at Ano Nuevo.

And 2 years ago on another late September night we were sitting by the fire and the squid fleet showed up lighting up the ocean. It was amazing to see. Iíve only caught one white sea bass in my life and itís all I could think about as I imagined all the squid squirming under those lights.

PS if youíre willing to take a a little bit of an uphill hike youíll find a couple of chairs with a view.  Bring a couple of beers... itís downhill from there.

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There were NO FISH in the Tiki/Whiskey Slough area tonight for me....
I really struggled there last week.  Also had a slow trip at Paradise Point on Friday. Is it me or the Delta?  Probably me... damn!

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General Talk / Re: Advice needed on gender of dog.
« on: May 14, 2020, 11:42:08 AM »
Had a female German shorthair for 15 years.  Even writing about her after sheís been gone for 20 years makes me cry. She was a wondered for sure, a ball chaser, a mad swimmer, and a fantastically fun dog. She was a little hard to train and keeping her out of the garbage when we werenít home could be problematic.

The biggest Ďconí I can think of was keeping her out of the water!!!   If she was on a boat sheíd jump in. And if went out in the canoe we had in those days - and my wife on shore got distracted for a moment - the dog jumped in and headed out to catch me.  If she could see me she could get there. 

These dogs are work but OMG they are fantastic companions and really fun to watch them do their thing.

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General Talk / Bass fishing in Minnesota
« on: May 14, 2020, 11:33:38 AM »

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