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Stealth / Stealth transport
« on: May 15, 2024, 11:37:05 AM »
Ive been using a Thule kayak carrier thing on my racks for the last couple years. I like it because it extends the cradles past the stock crossbars. About 5'6" or more cradle to cradle. That's nice because my 525 is pretty long. Problem is that I kinda hate it too. It's noisy and flimsy and my doesn't really fit my kayak well. I recently purchased a new car and was thinking of just using the stock crossbars with cradles. My question is, with the stock crossbars the spread is about 3'6" cradle to cradle. Is that too narrow? Im worried with my 17' kayak that might be too close together and cause flex on bouncy country roads. On a side note, Moo and Eddie, how are you guys liking the Lockracks?

General Fishing Tips / Los Barriles Advice?
« on: September 20, 2021, 05:28:03 PM »
Hey guys. Im headed to Baja at the end of the month and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a good sportfishing charter in Los Barriles. Anyone been down there recently? Any other cool recommendations?

General Fishing Tips / Mooching questions
« on: June 14, 2021, 08:19:18 PM »
Im looking to give mooching a try this year and I have some questions. I noticed most people use a levelwind or a mooching reel. Do I really need a levelwind or can I use my Avet? Are line counters necessary? Im also curious about rod length. Seems people like a longer noodly rod. Any recommendations and advice? I searched the forum but thought Id ask too

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Paddle Leash Recommendation
« on: March 20, 2021, 11:36:35 AM »
Hey anyone here have any current recommendations for a good paddle leash? I want one that chokes around the paddle and not velcro. Also a decent length. I was at Claveys recently and they had some nice ones but not what im looking for. Im not looking to start a debate on whether one should use a leash or not. Just looking for a good recommendation for a quality leash

Safety First / Knuckleheads
« on: March 07, 2021, 01:08:18 AM »

Kayaks / Maiden Voyage
« on: November 22, 2020, 11:35:08 AM »
Well it only took 11 months, but it finally came. And it was worth the wait. Picked up my new Stealth this weekend and took it for a quick spin on the bay. Fricken Awesome! It is incredibly light. I literally carried it on my shoulder to and fro. It was surprisingly very stable. I was expecting it to be a little more tippy but I felt rock solid on it. Of course we'll see on a day where there is swell and chop. It is quite comfortable. When I first saw the cockpit I thought it might be tight, but it was more roomy than appeared. In fact, the foot pedals may need to come in a bit. It is fast. And it just glides. I got a lot of learning to do but with me hacking away at the water, I was still moving along quite swiftly. Much faster that my revo 13. There will be a big learning curve, and I will have make some adjustments and figure stuff out. Obviously I will have to take out many more times before I have a true opinion. But so far, this boat has lived up to the hype and is quite impressive

Fishing Pics / November score
« on: November 13, 2020, 10:18:45 AM »
Got out yesterday for some much needed water time. Slow day, but on the way in I came across a float of birds who appeared to be following bait. Got in next to them and my first rod goes off with a real nice crappie. A minute later second one goes off and puts up a fun lil fight. Get it netted and see its a bow. Awesome, thats what I want. I immediately put it between my legs without looking at it while I scramble to get my line back in. When I get around to putting it on the stringer, I see the head and realize that its not a trout! I'm pretty sure I just scored my first landlocked king! This is a bucketlister so I'm pretty stoked. Anyways, my girlfriend is sick of hearing about it so I gotta brag somewhere

General Fishing Tips / Best swell report
« on: September 25, 2020, 08:03:33 PM »
Hey guys. Who do you go to for your swell reports? I use magic seaweed, willyweather and noaa. Which one do you think is best?

General Talk / High or Low angle paddling?
« on: July 06, 2020, 06:33:24 PM »
Hey everyone. I am currently waiting on a new yak. Ive been a Hobie owner for a couple years now and I really don't know how to paddle. My new yak is traditional not pedal. Ive been researching how to paddle and have been practicing on my Revo. I have found it a little difficult to paddle with a high angle stroke mainly due to my rod holder placement. When I do remove the holder it is much better but obviously I tire easily. I know my technique is bad which is probably the major factor there. My question is, what do other paddlers prefer and why? I know the low angle is better or easier for longer distances, but I for some reason want to have high angle stroke. I don't really know why other than I don't know what im doing. I need to buy a paddle and I want to buy one that fits my stroke. Anyways, I was hoping some of you could chime in and educate me a bit and share your opinions

General Fishing Tips / Totally dumb question
« on: April 05, 2020, 09:06:19 AM »
Hey so I got a dumb question and I'm sure there is a very obvious answer. Why don't you ever see people use live bait for salmon? I looked through the regs but couldn't find anything. Does it just not work well? Anyways just looking to talk about anything other than covid

General Fishing Tips / Fallen Leaf in August
« on: July 16, 2019, 07:46:43 PM »
Heys guys. Headed up to Fallen Leaf in August for a family camping trip. Plan on bringing the kayak and doing some fishing. Ive been searching the forum and getting a lot of great info. Was hoping for some more current intel on the lake and some advice for what to go for. Thanks

General Talk / Bodega party boat
« on: April 04, 2019, 08:58:23 AM »
Hey guys. My company is looking to do a fishing trip in the upcoming months. Are there any other party boats other than the New Sea out of bodega? The last time I was down at the harbour I thought I saw another boat about the same size as the New Sea. Tried to google but nothing came up. Thought maybe some of you guys might have some info

Fishing Pics / PB at Tomales 9/22
« on: September 23, 2018, 11:50:17 AM »
Hit up Nick's after not being on the water for three weeks. Felt great to be on the water again but after all day without a single bite I was getting a little discouraged. Thought I might be getting 3 in a row on trips getting skunked. Decided to stick it out and landed my PB on the final drift. Its no monster but I'm pretty stoked and proud. 34"and 15#

General Fishing Tips / Info on hobie live well?
« on: August 01, 2018, 06:54:03 PM »
Does anyone have any opinions on the new hobie live well V2? They seem awfully big and bulky. Are they even worth checking out? What are the best options out there? I have a 2014 revo. Not even sure it would fit

General Fishing Tips / Halibut news in Santa Cruz
« on: May 29, 2018, 02:40:23 PM »
Hi everybody. I'm headed down to Santa Cruz for the weekend of June 9th and 10th. Was wondering if the halibut have showed up. Any news? Also any tips or advice on fishing the area. I'll be staying off west cliff and was thinking about launching from the harbour

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