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Hobie Kayaks / Re: Hobie Revolution - No longer in production
« on: July 15, 2024, 05:32:23 PM »
Iím hoping for a cleanup of model lines and updated/improved revo for 2025. Time will tell I guess. Linked is a recent interview with their new marketing director. At the end there is a hint at new stuff for 2025.


General Talk / Re: Pedals for VanHunks Sauger
« on: July 15, 2024, 05:22:29 PM »
The numbers are to adjust how far or close the pedals are to you. You basically want your leg just short of fully extended when pressed forward all the way on the stroke.

General Fishing Tips / Re: Budget treble hook replacement (bulk)
« on: July 09, 2024, 10:22:57 AM »
I just bought a bunch of hooks from Mustad. They had a 35% off for the 4th of July. Discount code was freedom. Triple grips are a really good treble hooks but they donít have them in bulk. There are others in bulk though.

General Talk / Re: Lost in the Fog
« on: July 08, 2024, 02:16:09 PM »
Wow, Iím glad that it all worked out. Thatís a scary situation to be in. I would not go out in thick fog without having some good navigation aids.

A group of us were fishing in thick fog once. We all dropped a gps pin so that we could have a reference point to meet at or give directions from while talking on the radio to each other.

I would be running the battery straight to the FF, no voltage regulator wanted. Hoping that the higher voltage will keep the unit powered for longer before reaching the low voltage cutoff.

General Talk / Re: New gear
« on: July 07, 2024, 12:55:00 PM »
what is that quick release for?  I assume a trolling motor?  does the hole pattern match the power pole mounting holes?

and I have a 7" screen, and my ball mount is pushed to the limits supporting it.  I lean it down, so it rest against the kayak itself.  I have the 1" ram mount.  I can't tell which one you have, but just a thought.

If you scuff up the ball with rough sandpaper it will grip better. 9Ē screen with 1Ē ball works for me.

General Fishing Tips / Re: Squid Brine?
« on: July 07, 2024, 12:51:58 PM »

This guys says it works.


In the past Iíve thrown some baits in a bag with salt that I use for brining smoked fish.

I read the article. Iíve been paying something like $10 per pound for fancy salt at the grocery store. I just went to a big box store and bought ďpool saltĒ 40lb for $8. Iím trying a dry brine/salt cure on some freezer burned anchovies as we speak following those instructions. Iím interested to see what happens.

General Fishing Tips / Re: Lip gripper recommendation
« on: July 06, 2024, 06:52:48 PM »
I have my plastic ones leashed to the yak with a 2 foot bungee. Itís great for gripping the fish and then leaving it in the water while getting the measure board and camera ready or clearing lines and cleaning up the deck after a catch. I also usually bleed my fish briefly while floating alongside.

Iíve used the plastic ones to land some damn big lings and halibut too, up to almost 40Ē.

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Using 14v or 16v battery for fishfinder?
« on: July 04, 2024, 10:46:45 AM »
Has anyone tried using either a 14v or 16v or higher for their fishfinder?

The bassboat guys have started doing that with high powered electronics (forward sonar and such) and it allegedly lasts longer and provides a better signal. Its probably mostly marketing, but Iím interested in the idea of a longer running ff battery since Iíve upgraded mine to a 9 inch screen.

Most new electronics can handle higher voltage inputs so I was mostly wondering about real world experiences.

Attached is a chart from a battery mfg so I have no way of certifying the info, but itís an interesting chart.

General Fishing Tips / Re: Any tips for fishing Van Damme?
« on: July 04, 2024, 06:17:59 AM »
I would head out of the cove and go north (right). The south part of the cove is very shallow and waves break there. You donít have to go very far, just around the corner to the north. Iíve attached a screenshot of the map for the area so you can see what I am talking about. The yellow line in the far bottom left is the 20 fathom line.

Gear wise all the normal stuff works there. Nothing fancy or crazy needed.

Good luck!

Big big big baits (seriously you probably canít use one big enough). You have the swimbait idea right, but maybe look into some of the monster sized glide baits.

Some big stripers have come from the American River during the Shad run. Thatís not a coincidence, theyíre eating the 12+ inch Shad.

While the bulk of the stripers tend to go back and forth between the salt and river there always seem to be some giants caught in the river almost all year.

AOTY / Re: I'm unable to sign-up for 2024 AOTY. Help!
« on: July 03, 2024, 09:01:51 AM »
Text me at (check your PMís) and we will figure it out. Probably just need to reset your password or something easy.

AOTY / Re: 2024 AOTY is open
« on: July 03, 2024, 06:42:13 AM »
Bump for anyone wanting or trying to sign up for AOTY

AOTY / Re: I'm unable to sign-up for 2024 AOTY. Help!
« on: July 03, 2024, 06:39:14 AM »
AOTY has been free for the last few years, so no payment is needed.

I didnít get a message regarding youíre account needing to be activated, so Iím not sure who you tried contacting or when, but your account is up to date now.

For Sale / Re: FS Stealth Fisha 500 $1k
« on: July 02, 2024, 08:15:35 AM »
Hi John

What a great deal.  I hope you delay the sale for the next six months.  As I prepare to move, I realize that it is not the right time to purchase more toys.  I have been selling stuff to reduce items before the move.  Last Sunday, I sold all my fly fishing gear for $1,070 to a new fly fisherman.


Going thru rods and tackle next. I think I have over 50 rods that I have collected over a lifetime of fishing  :smt044

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