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General Fishing Tips / 2021-2022 bag limits and seasons
« on: March 21, 2020, 05:35:29 AM »
We have some bag limit changes and possibly depth changes in some areas.  As always, we get screwed in our section up north even though we have less good weather fishing days and less pressure because of smaller population.

The PFMC just published in the briefing book the depth, seasons and bag limit alternatives being proposed for 2021/2022.

Options 1and 2:   no season change
Option 3           :   Jan 1 to Dec 31

Bag Limits: all three options   
Cabezon    up to 10
Black RF    up to 10
Canary       up to 10
Ling Cod    2
Vermillion  Probably set at 2 for a sub-bag


Option 1   No change for any area
Option 2   North - no change: stay at 30 fathom
                Mendo go to 30 fathom from 20 f
                SF       go to 50 fathom  from 40f
                South  75 to 100 fathom
Option 3  All areas - all depths

These three alternatives will be put out for public comment at the April Meeting, the final decision will be made at the June Council meeting.

Tom  (Sandcrab)   

CDFW is supporting Option #2 at our last discussion, but that is no guarantee, so stay tuned

For Sale / Malibu MiniX $300
« on: April 08, 2017, 10:34:24 AM »
A friend is moving an needs to sell her yellow Malibu MiniX it's in great condition and barely used.  It's a great light kayak that you could carry into hard to get to places or a great small yak for a kid.  It has built in rod holders and comes with a seat and paddle.  I can deliver it in Shelter Cove at GS11.

Fish Talk / Possible world record verm caught in Brookings,OR 5/3
« on: May 04, 2016, 10:50:09 AM »
Possible world record vermillion caught in Brookings Tuesday 15.5lbs


My girlfriend is renting a house on the beach in Malibu for 4 days at the end of the month and I may bring my kayak if there is some worthy fishing to get into there.   Anyone have any info for fishing Malibu or somewhere close by?


My parents flew in from Texas saturday so I got my dad geared up and ready for some fast rockfishing.   My friend Tony joined us so we loaded 3 Hobie Outbacks on my truck, gassed up at Bear River, grabbed some breakfast sandwiches in Ferndale and started our over the hill.  We arrived at Cape Mendocino to see the most kayaks I  have ever witnessed on the water out there before on a single day.  There was nearly 20 kayaks on the water that day including us.  Tony, my dad and I drove past where everyone else launched from and launched our kayaks just up the road with a straight shot to Devils Gate.  We had a late start and the conditions were decent when we started.  We started right off the bat getting doubles of blacks or black and a ling, but the current was ripping and the wind started picking up quickly.  My dad and I went in and back to the launch since it wasn't conditions for a 1st time kayaker.  I was disappointed that the wind blew us off so quick, but my dad still enjoyed the fishing catching at least 6 fish that were all released.  I kept one big black and Tony brought home a nice verm and a few blacks.  We saw all the other kayaker head in shortly after we got on the water.  We did get hang out the beach and get some help  bringing our kayaks back up the hill from some fellow kayaker friends that I introduced to Dad.  We drove home talking about the funew experience we had on the water.  Some big lings were caught by the kayaker who got there early.  The biggest was 40.25" and around 25lbs.  Everyone brought home a few good fish.

On Monday a friend texted saying he was going to get the day off from work and needed some company at the Cape so I got the go ahead from my folks since they wanted a relaxing day to go see some sights and stuff.  My dad said they would drive down where we were to check us out and show my mom the area we fished.  When Tony and I arrived at the Cape there was lots of fog, but it was high enough to see the rocks and see shore from where we were fishing.  Our friend Matt was ready and we got our gear together and launched into some bumpy conditions.  We headed south since the drift was fast to the north.  The fish were biting as usual and we began catching lots of blacks and smaller but keeper lings.  I caught a nice verm at 21" that I decided to keep.  We all caught lots of fish and released many more.  It wasnt my day for a big ling though I  almost got it at the end of the day when I caught a 26"er that spit up a good sized fresh octopus that I tipped my swim bait with.  I had a big one on a few times, but they kept shaking the hook.  Oh  well I will get my big ling next time. Tony and Matt both had some big lings at 38"+ as well as some nice verms and blacks.  Matt went in first and Tony came in a half hour behind him and I was a half hour behind Tony since I was trying to get my big ling for the day.  When were at the beach we had some cold brews while we measured the fish, took some fish porn pics, and talked about the day out there.  The day started bumpy with a fast drift , but ended with calm waters and a much slower drift.  Matt left before us and Tony and I finally hit the road just at dark and didn't get home till 10:30.  It was a long day.  My parents made it out there and walked the beach as well as went to the mouth of the Mattole.  On the way they came back thinking we might be back in, but it's hard to get o ff the water out there when the fishing is so good.  It's hard to believe that this was my 4th trip to Cape Mendocino on my kayak already this year in the last 2 weeks.

I'm hoping to get one salmon trip in on a boat if the weather cooperates.  Either way my dad and mom will all get on the kayaks and either cruise Trinidad harbor or Shelter cove harbor so my mom can experience the water up close and hopefully the whales will be nearby like they were on Saturday in Trinidad where I took the whale picture below

Fishing Tournaments and Events / Lost Coast Kayak Fishing Adventures
« on: April 17, 2015, 04:56:23 PM »
I got my guide license last week and am starting a new business.  Lost Coast Kayak Fishing Adventures is the name and can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lostcoastkayakfishing and on the main site here http://www.

The website still has lots to be completed.  There will be trip reports and information on how the bite is from Shelter Cove, Humboldt Bay and Trinidad since these will be the ports I will mainly be fishing from, but I have fished and caught salmon and rockfish out of other ports too.

I plan on having trips for salmon, pacific halibut, rockfish & lings, other flatfish (sand dabs, rock sole, and petrale sole), crabbing and other special trips.

If you would like to catch some new species at GS9, I am putting together a half day kind of trip for speckled sand dabs, rock sole and petrale sole.  I have put in the time to learn these fisheries and can pass the info and techniques on to you.  This trip would include a short seminar on land to address what species we will be targeting, and how to use the rigs I will provide for you to keep.  Some bait and 1 or 2 sand dab rigs will be included.  These are some really tasty species for the table and its a fishery you can enjoy year round.  Don't worry about it being too far out cause I have solid spots well inside the 3 nautical mile curve so this trip is not limited to long distance paddlers.  I will also go over the regs and show you how to clean these critters.  They also make great bait for big ling cod and halibut too.

Folks interested in a pacific halibut trip can come down to the Cove during the week  before the tournament can book a pacific halibut trip as it will be open till that Friday before the tournament.  I will be doing my homework on finding them in Shelter Cove prior to the tournament so that if any of yall book a halibut trip that we will be successful in your pacific halibut pursuit.

Salmon trips will also be available and I will offer a discounted half salmon trip to show you the ropes or fine tune your ocean salmon techniques so you can have success targeting the mighty chinook.  I put in the time with salmon and have already took home 3 fish this year as well as released a legal size fish. 

I have more than 15 years experience on the ocean here in Humboldt and have caught salmon up to 42lbs.  The 42lber was caught on a deep six with dodger and anchovy and an old Penn reel spooled with mono so its not necessary to have fancy equipment to land trophy size fish.  My pb salmon was caught off a boat, but we were within kayak range fishing out of Humboldt bay.

I hope to share my passion in these fisheries with some yall some day soon.   Please take a look at my sites and like my Facebook page.  My personal page on Facebook is under the name Cabezoneling.  If you know someone that may be interested in using my services then send them my info.  I will have business cards to hand out at GS9.  See yall soon and thanks for checking my site out.  Lets CATCHABIGONE!!!

-Robert Bray

I can reached by email at robpbray@hotmail.com

Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / WSB in Bay area
« on: May 12, 2014, 02:28:24 PM »
There have been 2 50lb WSB caught in the last week in the Bay area.  One from a charter boat out of Emeryville and the second one near the Berkely Flats old pier drifting a live chovy.

{{{{WSB}}}}  I want one...


For Sale / jigheads and mooching weights for sale or trade
« on: March 30, 2014, 03:59:52 PM »
So far I have 140+ 3oz & 4oz jigheadswith 8/0 hooks  painted with eyes in 14 colors so far.  I also have, 1, 1.5, & 2oz jigs too az well as 8, 10, & 12oz mooching weights too.

I will be at GS8 and can mail them too.

Let me know if your interested so I know how many to bring to GS8

General Talk / We just had a big earthquake here up north in Humboldt
« on: March 09, 2014, 10:26:48 PM »
Holy Shit!

Thanks to our HASA buddies for representing and keeping us up to date.

from Humboldttuna.com>
Ben (Sumoco) and I are in Sacramento attending the PFMC meeting until Thursday.  During this meeting three recreational alternatives will be developed for each marine salmon zone within WA, OR and CA.  The same will be done for the commercial fishery within each state.  Yesterday we worked with both the CA and OR state recreational representatives and proposed three alternatives for the CA KMZ (OR/CA border south to Horse Mtn.).  Alternatives were also developed for the Ft Bragg, SF and Monterey zones.  As a HASA representative my focus is the CA KMZ and to a lesser extent the OR KMZ and Ft Bragg.  These adjacent zones directly effect the CA KMZ.

This year there are fewer Klamath as well as few Sacramento River fish available than the last two years, however there are less restrictive impacts on the Sacramento Winter Run Chinook than last year.  We are not directly impacted by Sac. Winter Run Chinook because we are north of Pt. Arena however their abundance significantly influences the seasons south of Pt Arena in the SF and Monterey zones.  I would consider this to be an "average" abundance for both the Klamath and the Sacramento Rivers.

With that background the following draft alternatives were submitted for modeling this morning. Please realize this is a process that will take the week to submit draft alternatives, model them, tweak them, model them and tweak again.  We are attempting to develop a range of three alternatives that comply with the minimum spawning escapement goals for each river.  These alternatives will go out for public comment with the final decision being made during the PFMC meeting in Vancouver, WA, April 4-10th.

Recreational CA KMZ

Alternative 1)  May 1st through September 7th, two chinook/day, 24" minimum size limit

Alternative 2)  May 17th through September 7th, two chinook/day, 24" minimum size limit

Alternative 3)  May 24th through September 1st, two chinook/day, 20" size limit

We will see the results of modeling in the morning and almost certainly the combination of rec and commercial season will exceed the allowable catch.  Also please don't think these alternatives are solid, rather consider them as bookends and we can modify the alternatives as long as we remain within the bookends.  For instance we could have a 20" size limit in Alternative 1 or 2 if there are sufficient fish.

We will keep you posted as the week progresses.

Thanks, Jimmy Y

Yesterday I went to the south jetty with my friend Adrienne and our 5 dogs. I packed perch gear and some mooching rigs as well as a couple of swim baits. I had shrimp, herring, squid, and clams for bait. The ocean side was too windy so perch wasnt on the menu so we proceded to find a spot on the jetty fishing in the bar. On the way out a fellow fishing pro, Lonnie aka Flatwater from Humboldtuna.com stopped me to say hi. We found a spot just past the large pole around number 60. I tied my mooching rig with the hooks hanging about 8" from the swivel with the rest of the leader hanging about 3 feet with a 2 oz pyramid weight. I started with some CC herring, but could not get a bite so I put on a whole squid. After awhile the squid was hammered hard so I picked up the rod and it kept pulling drag and bringing me into the rocks. It was stuck and every minute or two more line was being pulled out. I hopped around on the rocks to the left and my right trying to pull it loose. After about ten minutes it swam free and I brought it in on a rock where I could land it by hand since I didnt bring a net. Right when the bite happened Belle the long haired golden datsun fell in the water trying to keep up with Buddy and Miles. Belle was calm and was rescued without harm. The ling cod was a solid turquoise at just under 26". It fought like a much bigger one as the 25"-30"ers usually do. After not getting anymore action for awhile we decided to take the dogs for a walk to the beach at the east end of the south jetty where Eric Abking launches for HBO trips. On the walk back, Buddy saw a jack rabbit and the chase was on! All 5 dogs joined in and chased the rabbit to the rocks. I thought for sure we were going to be making rabbit stew for dinner since the little datsuns and the rest of the dogs dissappeared into the rock crevices. Mles had the rabbit trapped and kept barking, but it knew better than to come out. We eventually got Miles and Belle to come out so we could head home to to prep the fish for dinner.
 The ling cod was clean and delicous prepared blackened with steamed asparagus, whipped sweet potatoes, and a baby kale salad.
 I cant wait to be hammering the lings in the kayak soon.

General Talk / Video/Movie editing program
« on: September 07, 2013, 09:33:28 AM »
I want to get my halibut video up, but I want to make it look good with music, titles and effects, but Microsoft movie maker isn't going to cut it.  It crashes too much and it doesn't offer much.  What programs do ya'll recommend.  The video is 27minutes long so I need to shorten it up and throw in some still shots with good transitions and stuff like that.  I don't want to throw some boring lame video like some of my past ones up.  It will be a good video once I find the right program to edit it with that doesn't crash.

Here is what Im working with

Windows 8

  Manufacturer TOSHIBA
  Model Satellite S855
  Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM
  System type 64-bit operating system
  Number of processor cores 4
  Total size of hard disk(s) 921 GB
  Disk partition (C:) 734 GB Free (921 GB Total)
  Media drive (D:) CD/DVD
  Display adapter type Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
  Total available graphics memory 1664 MB
        Dedicated graphics memory 32 MB
        Dedicated system memory 0 MB
        Shared system memory 1632 MB
  Display adapter driver version
  Primary monitor resolution 1366x768
  DirectX version DirectX 11 or better


Congratulations on earning your position to compete with Team USA in the third annual Hobie Fishing Worlds Championship. Be prepared for the experience of a lifetime!  We have established a timeline of events so you may plan your travel accordingly. Please note that you must arrive in Melbourne, Australia on October 28, 2013 prior to 2pm. We will meet up for a team dinner and lodge in Melbourne that night. The following morning, participants will take the team van to the tournament location. Hobie will provide the shuttle for team travel for the event. The shuttle will depart Melbourne at 7am October 29th.

Be prepared for Australia’s feisty black bream… (a two to four pound wrecking ball that is the country’s top tournament species). Light gear with 6lb braid, and a 4lb fluorocarbon leader might just be the ticket needed to tame these pint-sized beasts!

All competitors will be competing from identically rigged Hobie Pro Anglers with Power Pole Micros, Lowrance Electronics and Ram mounting gear.

HFW3 Travel- October- 26- Nov. 4 2013
October 26, Depart US
October 26, Depart US
October 28, Arrive Melbourne, prior to 2pm
October 29, Depart for Bemm River 7am
October 30, Pre Fish Bemm River
October 31, Day1 HFW3
October 31, Change Lodging
November 1, Marlo Navigation Day
November 2, Day2 HFW, Day 1 Grand Final
November 3, Day 3 HFW, Day 2 Grand Final
November 4, Shuttle departs for Melbourne 6am.
November 4, Depart for US after 2pm.

I have a little bit of time to give them my final confirmation.  The $$ part will be a hurdle, but I should be able to figure something out.  Lodging is only $40/day + $25/day for food. :smt001


Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Albacore by kayak
« on: August 12, 2013, 10:46:43 AM »
So Wednesday and Thursday the ocean will be super flat and as of right now the tuna water is about 20 miles out.  I have 2 potential tow boats and the water may be closer by Wednesday or Thursday.  Anyone interested?

Any of yall who have caught albacore from the kayak can you please share your tips and experience.  Also any of yall experienced albacore fisherman please chime in about dead and live bait stops if you have experience with them.  I want any info I can get that may help.

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