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Messages - Califbill

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General Talk / Playa Carrillo Costa Rica
« on: January 25, 2024, 04:34:24 PM »
Water temp 82.   Kayak Rio Oro Sunday.   Snorkel trip tomorrow on catamaran.   Would do the kayak trip to Choros island but wife is needing a bathroom more often.
Sunset from pool and iguana on lawn.   Monkeys hiding.

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General Talk / Re: My sourdough won't double in size!
« on: January 25, 2024, 04:27:40 PM »
I donít think you can proof for sour with warm temperatures.   Just overproofs an doesnít rise in cooking.   You can add citric acid for extra sour.   Fruit Fresh is citric acid for canning.

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General Talk / Re: SadÖ
« on: January 25, 2024, 04:20:48 PM »
Great person.  Have not seen him for years, as I donít seem to fish that area much anymore.   Used to launch my 14 Valco there for short run.   Now with a 21í I can launch cheaper at Richmond, saves $26 bridge toll.

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General Talk / Re: Loaner pack rod
« on: January 18, 2024, 09:48:37 AM »
Tamarindo is probably the high crime area of CR.   Lots of foreign surfer bums there.    So watch your stuff.  When you go to the parks like Manual Antonio, high a guide and be in a small group.   They know where the animals are, like bats and you will see itís more.   They have great spotting scopes.  If you get to Monteverde and like chocolate, get the chocolate fondue at the Treehouse, good restaurant, get the one for two.   Will feed 4!   We went to a beach, and can not remember which a ways north of Tamarindo.   Vendors on the beach with great grilled food.  The Casado in the diners is the daily special, and have never had bad.   No fishing license from shore.   On way south to Manual Antonio, you will need to stop at the Tarcoles Bridge.   Will be lots of vehicles parked.  You can see the saltwater crocs in the river and on the shore.

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General Talk / Re: Loaner pack rod
« on: January 17, 2024, 08:10:58 PM »
I have a 4 piece I am taking to CR next week.   So, they do not have to be telescopic.   Where are you going in CR?   This trip we are Samara Beach and Cahuti near Limon.

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General Talk / Re: My sourdough won't double in size!
« on: January 17, 2024, 08:05:32 PM »
I feed my starter each week or two.   Try for weekly.   Keep mine in the refrigerator after I let it feed for awhile when I add more flour and water.  Donít add too much water.   Go by weight, not volume. You may not be adding enough starter, along with to cool to rise.  Most of my recipes call for a cup of starter.   I do the King Arthur crumpets a lot.   You can use canning jar lid as the form, but Amazon has stainless 6 park rings fairly cheap. I use this recipe a lot.
https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/recipes/rustic-olive-sourdough-bread-recipe
You can also put the bowl you are rising in, in a warm water bath. I also cook most of my breads in closed pan in the oven, with a little water. Added for steam.   Mine is a cruisinart stainless stock pot with stainless lid.   Sometimes you can add a little instant yeast also.

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General Talk / Re: Nature Calls.
« on: December 28, 2023, 11:14:41 AM »
Donít worry about a little yellow on the yak.   Lots of water to use wash off.

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Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Shadow Cliffs
« on: November 22, 2023, 08:59:30 AM »
Driving by yesterday, saw it is now open to boats and kayaks.

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Costa Rica this December
« on: October 11, 2023, 10:06:20 AM »
Small country.  About 6 hrs drive across continent.    Do Manual Antonio and hire a guide!  We stayed in a cabinas in Manual Antonio.  Fished tarpon in Tortuguero, but 1 week maybe too short.   Be careful in Tamarindo as seems to be low life capital of CR.   Lots of theft.   Son in law lost debit card.  And had two surfboards purchased quickly.

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Charkbait has ambush in stock and decent prices.

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General Talk / Re: New Zealand trip
« on: September 23, 2023, 02:26:22 PM »
We spent s month there a few years ago.   Rented a car and started in Queenstown.   Shotover Jet is fun day.   Porpoise Bay, you can swim and surf with porpoise.   Abalone, limit 10-20, depending on variety.  Food is expensive.    If renting a car South Island, you drop it off in Picton, and pickup another at other end of ferry ride to North Island.   NZ hand pies are the bomb.   Rotorua is very interesting geologically.   Take a shorty wetsuit at least.   Different temperatures of waters.

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Introductions / Re: Intro: I have spent 6 decades fishing but am new to Yaks
« on: September 23, 2023, 02:06:18 PM »
Very stable kayak.   Wide, works as a SUP.   Only time the wind rolled my i11s was Convict lake and under inflated.   40 mph winds, waves got me sideways and rudder not in water.   Fastlanesailing in  San Diego sells a really nice gear holder for the i11s.   I made similar, not as nice with a poly cutting board.   Fits partway under the seat and has Ram mounts for the fish finder, Striker 5, and transducer mount.   Needs a rod holder, but need different board.   A crate in back would work well.   I fish lakes and Mission Bay, SD.   So normally take a small soft fishing box that hangs on seat, and lay rods by the paddle.

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Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Re: San Diego
« on: September 20, 2023, 03:05:23 PM »
We are on amawaterways

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Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Re: San Diego
« on: September 20, 2023, 09:06:30 AM »
House we rent is in Mission Beach.   Roll the kayak to the bay by Santa Clara Pt.   So, easy.   Off to home today, we are going to Europe for a lower Danube river cruise soon.

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Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / San Diego
« on: September 20, 2023, 08:26:47 AM »
Down here at Mission Beach for a couple weeks. First time in years, I have not done a 3/4 day. Looks like the San Diego out of Seaforth has done well. I think the new medicine they have me on gave me a weak stomach. So, decided not to go out. Have kayak fished Mission Bay a lot. Not a lot of catching. Undersized halibut and spotted sand bass. Corvina jumping all over the place. I had one hit No stick. Has to be a huge school as jumping all over Sail Bay and the cove by the house.

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