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Topics - Sharkie

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General Talk / Kiet’s transplant update
« on: May 28, 2023, 08:04:38 PM »
Ok folks, more interesting news for Kiet. Kiet and I are heading down to Stanford Medical Facility for a 4 day visit
   Not sure at this moment what types of test and evaluations he will go thru….starting on Monday 6/5, to Thursday 6/8.  Up to this point I have the opinion there will be 10 miles of red tape and 5000 hoops Kiet will have to jump thru, to become eligible for a lung transplant.
   But…Kiet is committed…100% onboard. I will check back in after the 4 day visit with another report 
   Not sure if Kiet will be up for it, but it might be nice for you friends to visit…maybe for dinner   Give me a call or text and if possible, we can make a plan for dinner. Ron Perry. 925-577-7336.
    Thanks!!!! For his support!

General Talk / Baja June and July La Ventana
« on: May 25, 2023, 05:45:03 PM »
   Heading down to La Ventana for about a month, from June 18th to maybe July 15th. Fishing and diving with my 18ft aluminum CC. Staying at the campground in town, across from Pablo and Heli’s restaurant
   Anybody tough enough to be down there, look me up for a beer, dive, or fishing trip. White Ford F-150 with white shell.
     Ron Perry Sharkie

General Talk / Keit’s GREAT news
« on: April 26, 2023, 07:21:02 PM »
  Just finished talking with Kiet. He is extremely jacked up.  On June 6th he has an appointment at Stanford to determine his potential eligibility for a lung transplant.
   Please remember… I am the low level dishwasher/janitor/empty the waste paper baskets and clean out the toilet guy. Not exactly sure where this puts Kiet with his transplant. BUT, this has to be good news.
   I plan to travel with Kiet to Stanford….what Kiet needs here is an advocate who understands the language and direction he should travel with his medical care. For me it is my wife.  If anyone in this field can step up and advise/ support/help Kiet with his options, please step up

   On another note, thanks to Kenny Baker and Joseph Velho! These guys whipped ass at Kiet’s property a few weeks back. Tons of clean up, sold a ton of stuff, and now have Kiet’s property in manageable condition.  Still making a plan to cleanup and have a get together at Kiet’s place soon. Will keep all posted, Ron

General Talk / Kiet’s fundraising update
« on: April 06, 2023, 07:29:20 AM »
Ok folks, weather is improving…here is the new plan.  I plan on heading up to Kiet’s place on Friday April 14th for a garage sale/clean up, and stay until Sunday the 16th.  I need help! If anyone can show up for any part of this I will supply food/beer/drink. I have two comfortable cots if you spend the night(s). 6000 West Side Rd, Cave Junction. Call or text 925-577-7336, Ron Perry Sharkie

   Then…party on the west side…of Cave Junction! May 13th.  Kiet will be home and should be settled in.  Let’s have a Cove style shit-kicker. All are invited, family and friends. Kiets property is vast, lots of room…lets tear it up! I'll grab a keg, grill a bunch of goodies and we can contuine to help with a clean up.  More info to come later…suggestions welcome. Thanks to all who have helped, Ron

General Talk / Kiet’s Lung Fundraiser
« on: March 18, 2023, 10:31:25 AM »
We need EVERYONE’S help!!! Kiet contracted covid…unvaccinated…went to his lungs…now he is fucked unless he receives a lung transplant.  Mucho $$$ in the USA…so he is selling everything and will try for a transplant in Viet Nam.
   He is selling everything…and he has a ton of shit.  Tools, kayaks and gear, fishing tackle, grow equipment…EVERYTHING must go!
   Anyone who can come up to Cave Junction, you can be put to work. We are planning on an estates sale starting on Friday, March 31st…maybe to Sunday. 
   I will post all high rent items and you can make offer on line here or on Fresh and Salty. We can bring items down to either Sacramento area (Tommy), San Francisco (Tiny), or me, Ron Perry, Humboldt
   YES! This is life or death so please help anyway you can.  Cave Junction is a cool spot, you can come up and stay anytime and work ANY HELP will help!
Ron Perry 925-577-7336
Tommy De Lange 530-919-7846
Tiny 415-609-7061

General Talk / Pt. Arena open April 1st?
« on: March 26, 2019, 09:00:50 PM »
Will Pt. Arena be open on April 1st for rock fish?  The Department of Fish and Wildlife map is vague...Anybody have access to a better map? Thanks, Ron

Hobie Kayaks / Hobie Outback seat upgrade
« on: February 23, 2019, 08:39:27 PM »
Hi Outback owners, I have a 2014 Outback. Can I fit the new seat in my Outback? Or is there another option out there for a better seat? I am 62, still an endurance fisherman on the ocean, and my present seat is worn out. Thanks for any replies! Ron

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / FF battery help
« on: January 14, 2019, 08:45:29 PM »
Hi everyone, I need some help. I have  a Garmin echo 300c with the large 12v battery sold by Hobie. I replaced the battery about one year ago. It worked excellent for about 10 trips. Now the battery will not charge...it reads about 7.5 volts after three tries to charge. I left it on overnight.
   The battery charger has the green light on after each charge. I am a 40 plus year union electrician and have a accurate Fluke meter....no problem there.
   It is either the charger or the battery.
   Does anyone have a Hobie 12v charger or a similar charger I can try charging my battery with? I am in the Humboldt area, Blue Lake, and can leave the battery with you....along with a 6 pack of your favorite IPA...or if you need any Humboldt "medicine".
   I will attach pictures of the battery and charger. Thanks, Ron

Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Rpt: Stone Lagoon 1/12
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:57:12 PM »
  First trip to Stone Lagoon yesterday, 1/12. Thanks to all for getting me up to speed! Met Tyler at 7:30am on the nose. He had a 10 or 11' Outback, mine is a 12 foot Outback.
   Trolled every inch of the lagoon, I had a small takedown and Tyler had a better takedown around 8:30am, right out front. Neither fish stuck. Took a break from trolling for about 20 minutes, then back at it until about 3:00pm. Tyler hung until about 3:30pm.
   I trolled Little Cleo's and Kastmasters with zero weight up to 1/2 ounce egg sinker. Tried everything. Had the kayak on the van and ready for a beer when Tyler called and just landed a good steelhead, around 25 inches, release in great shape.
   We both had our shirts off....maybe 65 degrees and top wind of 3kts! Best weather of the year, flat ALL DAY! What an excellent spot. Heard of friends fishing Big Lagoon and Freshwater Lagoon with slow results. Maybe the water was a tick dirty from the rain, and maybe I didn't know what I am doing yet! Thanks again to Tyler and all on this site, Ron

Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Stone Lagoon hook-up
« on: January 07, 2019, 09:26:41 AM »
Just retired November 8th!!! Moved to Blue Lake....still unpacking and doing a large remodel. Ready for the salt in early spring....salmon, rocks, halibut, albacore, 42 years free diving...ready for 42 more.
    Anybody want to show me around Stone Lagoon? ANYTIME! I have a Hobie Outback and am a endurance fisherman. Also have a 19ft center consol Starcraft for the ocean. Catch and release for me in Stone Lagoon.
   Been fishing the Mad a few times...want to fish all the rivers, but they may be blown out for a short while...I am also a Baja lover...40 trips in the last 42 years, always drive down and camp.
   Ready for Stone Lagoon, please drop me a message, Ron

Fishing Pics / Baja photo 1940's
« on: May 29, 2018, 06:46:13 PM »
Hook and release anyone? Here is why we should be compelled to let all large fish go.

Baja had a TON of large grouper caught from Island Carmen.... for 40 years. Not any more.

   Went out yesterday, 4/20 with my daughter and her boyfriend from Colorado. Arrived at Richmond at about 3:30pm. Had some live bait donated from a couple of cool dudes at Richmond as they were pulling out. They had a few small halibut from the Berkeley flats. Also talked to another boat who scored 6 stripers and three halibut.
    Made it to Paradise Cove to join two kayaks and a few guys trolling around. Tried calling the kayaks, neither had radios. I think both had Outbacks. Close enough to talk to one kayak, he was catching zero, the other yak had a few small ones
   After about one hour we nailed a 25 incher, an hour later a 37inch, about 20 pound fish. Great fishing, beer, and weather! Go get em! Ron

Fishing Pics / Old striper picture
« on: February 24, 2018, 07:04:29 AM »
   Too cold and windy to fish, so...here is a picture of my Great Grandmother, not sure of the vintage, maybe about 1920. She was an orphan from the mission of San Juan Bautista, 100% Mexican. Never met her or my Grandmother, she died it 1954. The shot was taken I believe on 9th st. in Richmond
   In the picture my guess is she must be about 5ft 2inches, so the fish may be 35 or 40 pounds. Also have a picture of my Great Grandfather with a huge king salmon I will try to dig up. I love these shots.

  Ready to tear it up this year...new bands on my two guns, kayak and boat ready to go...hope to get to Baja for a long trip also! Ron

Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / non yak dino report
« on: December 03, 2017, 04:46:50 PM »
Ocean was too big for my 18ft aluminum...10ft bouy report at 4:20am at the Gate, so...picked up 1 pound of grass shrimp....$28.00, and two dozen ghost...put in at McAvoy's, first to Pt. Edith in 32ft. Not much fish on the finder and the incoming started screaming. Picked up and ran to the east end of the fleet...dropped the hook in 14ft and broke out the black bass rods and small Avets with 20lb test. Four rods total.
   Four bites...two at about 30lbs, one at 35lbs, and one at about 5ft 6inches and around 80lbs. Two oz. of weight and a small current....great fights. The beer, weather, and fishing was...excellent!  Ron

Wanted To Buy / 4-6-8 ounce jig heads for sale
« on: September 03, 2017, 04:55:53 AM »
Hola everyone, I am looking for jig heads for sale in the Bay Area. 4, 6, and 8 ounce. Any members out there have a batch of these for sale? Maybe ten or fifteen each, to finish off this season. Thanks! and please drop me a message if you can help, Ron

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