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Messages - LoletaEric

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Introductions / Re: New Member Here
« on: June 12, 2024, 05:37:43 PM »
Welcome to the community.   :smt001

Kayak Diving and Spearfishing / Re: 1st WSB of 2024
« on: June 11, 2024, 09:45:00 PM »
So stoked to read your report.  Inspirational to say the least.  Continued good fortune to you, my friend.   :smt001

Introductions / Re: Newbie in Pacific Grove
« on: June 11, 2024, 10:39:09 AM »
Go for it!  15' boats have lots to offer, as stability and tracking are enhanced by the length - not to mention storage. 

Welcome to the Madness!   :smt001

« on: June 10, 2024, 09:41:43 PM »
Quote from: Boardlftr
New member here. Haven't been fishing in a couple years. Have no pics to upload as of late, only the love of fishing. Looking at kayaks, and thinking about where I'll be fishing at now 65 yrs.
I remember the first  party boat trip I took, at 15 yrs old, took A/C transit bus from East O to Berkeley marina for an 1/2 day trip on a boat called the "highliner", the skipper was a big dude named Lauren. I gave him the $15 bucks fare, showed him my fishing license, and off we went. The boat had a cap of 15 passengers, that there were 4. I thought we'd be heading to the beaches near Pacifica for striped bass and was disappointed when he said " tides aren't right for the stripes right now, but don't worry son, I,m going to put us on some fish". We went under the gate, the breakers crashing over the south tower as motored past, making the turn south to start a drift about 100 yards off seal rocks. I took my pole to the live bait well and the skipper hooked a live anchovy up through the nose and said "fish here" pointing to a spot on the rail where he could keep an eye on me. He said "it's a sandy bottom, if you feel anything, pull 8" from your reel, point your tip down, when your line goes tight, Haul back on 'em and set it hard". Not a minute later my heart stopped , my line had tightened, I gave it some slack, and set the hook. My pole bent way down, I thought I was snagged on the bottom, but the skipper yelled down " there's only sand down there, you have a halibut! I did everything I cou!d to lift the rod tip, but it held fast until the the shipper yelled down from the flying bridge " if you don't get that f===king fish up, I'm cutting it loose!==damned if I'm crashing my boat on the rocks over your fish. You gotta get that fish up now!".
I tightened the drag lifted hard and the fish came up, finally. It was 42lbs, just 4lbs short of state record at the time. I caught another that was 28lbs. The skipper asked if I wanted to come out on future trips and get paid $20 to clean the fish, and wash the boat after fishing.I went out every summer day that I could  until I turned 17.

Great intro.  Welcome.   :smt001

Introductions / Re: hello.
« on: June 10, 2024, 01:58:53 PM »
WTTM.   :smt001

Cool trip.  Thanks for sharing.   :smt001

Introductions / Re: New to fishing and kayaking
« on: June 07, 2024, 11:18:58 PM »
Welcome to your new addiction. 


Carry on.   :smt001

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: NRS Farmer John wetsuit closeout
« on: June 05, 2024, 10:00:32 AM »
Quote from: Loebs
these farmer johns dont last very long ive got 2 holes in the grundle area. i am waiting for them to split open so i can yak naked.

No kidding - these items are constantly breaking down in the crotch.  I think methane must be a catalyst in the decomposition process.   :smt005

I picked one up - too good of a price to pass up.

Thanks for the heads up.   :smt001

Introductions / Re: Introduction
« on: June 03, 2024, 10:25:22 PM »
Welcome to the Madness.   :smt001

General Fishing Tips / Re: non Kayak: Odell Lake fishing
« on: June 03, 2024, 10:37:34 AM »
Sounds like fun.  Is there a possession limit for the kokanee?

Sounds like a great event.  I hope I can make it next year.  Way to execute, Keith.   :smt001

Quote from: Mark L
As always thank you for a beautiful report. Each time I reach out to book a trip I wonder if the message will be that you ended the guiding portion of your career. I hope you continue for as long as it remains fulfilling, and enjoyable.

For those who havenít gone out with a guide you should try it sometime. I consider myself totally capable to catch fish whether it be the ocean, bays, or lakes. Itís like the difference of cooking at home or going to a fine restaurant. Sometimes itís fun to be pampered. Get a snag, a tangle, need a new bait, or a new location it all gets quickly taken care of for you. I have never seen anyone re-rig a line faster than Eric.

Looking forward to more pampering in a couple of months. And thank you for starting up the Gimme Shelter event my son and I had a blast.

And thanks for untangling my line after I flipped even though I wasnít a client at the time.

Thahk you for the testimonial, Mark.   :smt001

Introductions / Re: Hello all,
« on: May 29, 2024, 04:42:35 PM »
Welcome to NCKA, Stearate. 

I saw your other post about a guide.  Shelter Cove is a great place to introduce yourself to ocean fishing, if you want to come north.  I focus on helping with everything that you will need to know in order to be safe and proficient in the sport.

Down there I think you can't go wrong to hire Kayak Fish Sonoma or go to Santa Cruz and get out with Allen Bushnell.

Enjoy~    :smt001

General Talk / Re: Artistic bread
« on: May 29, 2024, 09:14:28 AM »
Can't wait to see your next moves, Sonny.  Way to live the life.   :smt001

General Talk / Re: Artistic bread
« on: May 29, 2024, 08:33:14 AM »
You've caught all your Devil Fish and now on to Devil Bread, Sonny!  Nice job.   :smt001

And Mark the bread chef - very impressive as well!

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