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Introductions / Re: Another New guy
« on: June 23, 2024, 01:28:14 PM »
Welcome Roger. Putting my anti-motor bias aside, it looks like you have a pretty sweet setup with that OT Autopilot.

Dicks only sells lower end models not intended for saltwater.
California Canoe and Kayak (CCK) in Oakland is where I have bought all my kayaks since the '90s.
I think they still do the $50 rental deal where you can demo yaks and then apply that to the purchase.
See if they have any demo or used ones also. Or demo there to see what you like and look for used on FB or CL.
MBK also has lots of yaks - OldTown, etc. .

Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 23, 2024, 01:18:43 PM »
He's approaching Bella Bella waypoint and should be there this afternoon. That's like SF to San Diego in distance.

Introductions / Re: Newbie
« on: June 23, 2024, 12:08:57 PM »
Still trying to get information on a yak.  Trying to make an informed decision before forking out a lot of money.  I turn 55 in about 3 weeks so maybe I can find a senior discount somewhere.  Lol
I would recommend Hobie over most, depending on what you want to target. You can look for used kayaks to save some money.

I fished a bit out of my Necky Looksha Sport in the Ď90s and other than lake trolling, it was not ideal at all. It was a great sea kayak but integral to good sea kayaking is secondary stability and bracing with your paddle. Hard to brace with your paddle when you are holding your fishing pole. Also I never had a system for peeing in the kayak and would limit sessions because of that.
Now if you are talking about a recreational sit-inside, then you are limited to calm freshwater.

AOTY / We should separate crappies from other sunfish
« on: June 20, 2024, 08:54:02 AM »
Looking at the species archive I noticed that crappies totally dominate the panfish category to the point of elimination of other species for contention. Maybe Sac Perch could be lumped with them but I think sunfish should be separate with more points per inch while crappies could get fewer points per inch. Itís too easy to get a 150 pt fish with crappies. A 12Ē crappie is an average or small one while a 12Ē bluegill is huge and noteworthy.
This is something that should be considered for next year.

Paul is on a roll with scoring desirable eats. First halibut, now squid!

Sticking it out paid off big! Thatís a long day. I could see myself quitting at 12:30 for a total skunk.

For Sale / Re: BPS big sale
« on: June 17, 2024, 10:27:42 AM »
If it is a scam, you will need to cancel and get a new credit card.

Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 17, 2024, 10:22:28 AM »
Looks like a few got pushed back in the Narrows. Once through the Johnstone Strait, it looks like wilderness for days with just a few lighthouses and fishing lodges. I guess I would need to do Santa Cruz to Monterey before I even dream of doing this.

Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 16, 2024, 09:37:12 AM »
It looks like Mr X sailed through some of the night and is approaching the checkpoint at the narrows. He's ahead of 3 others. Lots of other boats are working the narrows. The leaders are all multi-crew.

Weather was great and there were more kayak fishers than Iíve ever seen there -12-15. But I couldnít get a bite. Saw a few smallish fish caught.

I plan to be there around 6:30 tomorrow.

Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 14, 2024, 08:48:08 AM »
Good luck Mr. X! Those currents look tricky.

I may go out there on Saturday as well since conditions look good. Or I might do ARW.  I will see how I feel after Berryessa tomorrow.
I also need to buy some bait, since mine is too old/manky at this point.

I've never gone that far up towards the bridge and red rocks.

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