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Messages - FriedKalamari

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have you looked into storage units? i have my revo's in in storage unit in san jose which is very inexpensive (50/mth).  not sure about the rates out there.

Honestly, a storage unit is probably the only rational solution at the moment, beyond someone wanting to make like $100/month to rent me some space in their garage!  :smt003

However, I'm EXTREMELY averse to storage units for a variety of reasons, many of which are purely focused on the resentment I still harbor after $35,000 worth of welding equipment was stolen from my storage unit. After literally years of litigation, I never got a dime back (my younger days).  Folks prey on storage units, hanging out and watching, seeing what people have.  Kayaks are definitely pretty hard to steal, but not that much harder than a few fullsize Millermatic MIG and TIG machines.

It's mostly irrational harbored resentment, I know, but even subsequent rentals I've always found frustrating, especially the limited access hours.  It's not conducive to an early start if you can't even load up until 7am!


sorry to hear about your welding equipment. 

i do have renter's insurance as everyone should.  it's a small price to pay for a peace of mind.

the hours can be inconvenient, but i pick up the kayak the day before fishing day even if they were open 24/7.  kayak get's locked onto the truck rack and into the apt parking garage they go for an easy morning.


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have you looked into storage units? i have my revo's in in storage unit in san jose which is very inexpensive (50/mth).  not sure about the rates out there.

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I saw a big one off of Pedro but a few miles out

The video of Linda mar is a bit disturbing, looks like they snoop around right where we are lined up in the surf

that's the thing.  huge lineups of surfers float around everyday. 

i'd be much less concerned on a kayak.

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Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Dropper loop tying jig
« on: April 27, 2021, 03:35:49 PM »
Nice! I need to figure out how to adapt this idea for tying the twisted dropper loop rigs I use for lake trout fishing.

looks awesome, but also looks like it would be prone to fouling up no?

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CA Regulations / Re: Sea Urchins
« on: March 27, 2021, 01:38:24 AM »
it seems ridiculous to me that there's any regulation at all on these, much less 35

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Places to Launch and Camp / Re: Crabbing in Bolinas Lagoon
« on: January 13, 2021, 03:43:58 PM »
Thanks for all the responses.  I ended up going into the lagoon first and after only soaking for an hour or so we came up with three nice Dungees in the lagoon.
The following week I went out on the ocean right off of Brighton and scored two Dungees and three Rock crabs after about two hours.  From my conversations with others I found that there are more rocks to the north side, thus the rock crabs.  Next time I think a bit closer to the channel mouth might yield more Dungees.
Finally last weekend I decided to try and make it out at Stinson and got hammered going out by 5-6 ft breakers.  We made it out but decided to pass on retreiving them a few hours later as the surf was pretty high.  Came back the next morning but after getting hammered again trying to make it out, we found our pots had disappeared.  Probably because we did not weigh them down properly.  Since I'm pretty new to all this, I'm paying for my education.  :smt013  Lessons learned!

What were the tides when you dropped the pots and went to pickup?  Might consider going back out at low tide...

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For Sale / Re: HF Bed Extender, Wall Rack, Aspiring Youtuber Gopro Stick
« on: January 11, 2021, 04:24:59 PM »
Still have these! Help me clean out the storage

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Having issues with Nocqua
« on: December 16, 2020, 10:01:24 PM »
Just bought a Hook Reveal 5 splitshot too, how ya like it?  Coincidentally it wouldn't run on my Wilderness System battery so I just picked up a battery from Chet today.  Haven't got on the water with it yet. 

There's pretty good dimsum down here but Milbrae n SF is where it's at in my opinion.

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For Sale / Re: Shark Shield Freedom 7
« on: December 06, 2020, 06:23:02 PM »
i'm interested if either the two above back out

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Advice for keeping dungeness fresh
« on: November 11, 2020, 04:02:23 PM »
So yesterday I got a keeper at LM. At 8pm. Put him right in the bucket with fresh sea water and aerator. Got home at 9:30. Connected another aerator (2 heads) and threw in a small piece from the rock fish carcass that I used for bait. At 6am it was dead. I have no idea why.
It was in sea water, in the garage, with enough air, and it was cold outside.
Anybody specializes in pathological examination of crabs?

that bait you threw in there i bet did it

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Picking a Fishfinder for Ocean Salmon
« on: November 10, 2020, 10:13:16 PM »
I did 2 trips to fine tune my Raymarine Element 7 basic settings both in salt and fresh water.

10/31 - I went out on bottom fishing trip and hit my GPS spots in Carmel.  I changed the chart boat icon to a kayak, turned COG (course over ground) on, sonar best at auto. Fishing was awesome!

11/7 - Fished Quarry Lakes for trout, sonar readings best on auto, played with the screen brightness. Got 2 trout trolling in about 3 hours OTW.
 Learning curve using the Element 7 is pretty easy.

man you've got carmel nailed down.

any shots of how you have the transducer mounted?

I went with a BerlyPro cover.  I am still getting use to it when moving my yak around. It sticks out 2 inches and 12 inches long.

thanks for posting this.  did you have to drill into the hull?

i wonder if it still be a viable option be to use the foam + water setup inside the hull? 


edit - nevermind that i see that it replaces the lowrance-ready plate.  seems like a good solution.

i'm down to spend the dough one of these units, but i do love the finish of my lowrance transducer in the hobie lowrance-ready location.

KPD keep us updated what you end up with!

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General Talk / Re: Half Moon Bay crabbing conditions...
« on: November 10, 2020, 06:58:23 PM »
interesting skunk action...

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Picking a Fishfinder for Ocean Salmon
« on: November 10, 2020, 01:44:16 AM »
I did 2 trips to fine tune my Raymarine Element 7 basic settings both in salt and fresh water.

10/31 - I went out on bottom fishing trip and hit my GPS spots in Carmel.  I changed the chart boat icon to a kayak, turned COG (course over ground) on, sonar best at auto. Fishing was awesome!

11/7 - Fished Quarry Lakes for trout, sonar readings best on auto, played with the screen brightness. Got 2 trout trolling in about 3 hours OTW.
 Learning curve using the Element 7 is pretty easy.

man you've got carmel nailed down.

any shots of how you have the transducer mounted?

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Hobie Kayaks / Re: Hobie 2021 models have arrived
« on: November 05, 2020, 03:29:48 PM »
gee i'll have a PB by the time they come out with a revo update

Maybe I should pull this ad? Ha :-)
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=92586.0

what's your reasoning for wanting to downsize? 

is it just more difficult to transport and store? or is there more of a functional reason to want to get back in a 13.

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Picking a Fishfinder for Ocean Salmon
« on: November 02, 2020, 07:49:05 PM »


Navionics webapp and i-boating nautical maps are both free (you can google them).  But you will need to be in the data coverage area.  You are also missing some native FF features (i.e. tracking, waypoint, etc), but if you are in familiar ground, you can do away without.

I have the paid version of the Navionics iphone app, but I was out at TC this weekend and it wasn't super helpful.  The chart showed smooth lines most of the area where there is good structure/reefs.

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