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Fishing Talk / Re: Shimano
« on: Today at 11:39:25 AM »
service will suck once jroddalimp starts

Koga likes his Kast King reels....

Fishing Talk / Re: SD Bat Fight Folk...
« on: Today at 08:26:26 AM »
Where else can we meet up ?

It'll be open after 9:00 am according to the sign, so showing up at 11:00 am is still good.

Fishing Talk / Re: SD Bat Fight Folk...
« on: Today at 07:02:09 AM »
Looks like I may have to sit this one out, the Twins were really looking forward to the Bat Fight, so was I !!


Saltwater Boat Fishing Reports / Re: Point Loma Cyclops Adventure
« on: April 22, 2024, 12:50:22 PM »
That was one Red, RED!  Wow!  Nice catching!

Well done Boys and Girl!  How was the shoulder feeling? 

BTW, the Yellows are in La Jolla big time, but lots of bait are making them hard to catch.  Might want to "eye" up a trip out there this week while they're in there this thick.  See what I did there?  :D

Saltwater Boat Fishing Reports / Re: Spring is Springing 4/21
« on: April 22, 2024, 05:58:12 AM »
this knee thing sucks

I was wondering how it was going.  Man Verne, I hope you heal up quickly.  Keep us posted.

Saltwater Boat Fishing Reports / Re: Spring is Springing 4/21
« on: April 21, 2024, 05:13:59 PM »
Also... That looks like a fish rising to take the bait... or possibly your lure...

Saltwater Boat Fishing Reports / Re: Spring is Springing 4/21
« on: April 21, 2024, 05:11:57 PM »
BTW, if you find the Sea Pens, you'll find the halibut.  That was the greatest mystery I had for about 15 years or more.

Food & Recipe / Rockfish Cakes with a crab Topper
« on: April 21, 2024, 05:09:46 PM »
I needed to do something different with the Vermillion Rockfish on this cook, so made some mock crab cakes.    I topped it off with a pillow of real crab and got the thumbs up from the wifey!

General Board / Ed the Woodworker...
« on: April 21, 2024, 05:07:47 PM »
The old wood worker that lived across the street passed not so long ago.  That was one old dude I loved talking to in the neighborhood since he was always tinkering with some type of wood projects while I was tinkering with my fishing ones.

The family gave me his old level from the early 1900's since they were wondering what to do with some of the stuff he had from the past 95 years.  My wife didn't like any of my suggestions, but I found a spot that almost look made for it.  Here's the "Where's Waldo" picture.

My wife literally couldn't find it and told me I was just teasing her.  Nope...

General Board / M.I.A for a month....
« on: April 21, 2024, 05:00:49 PM »
Totally thought he was gone.  It's a 5+ inch Bushynose Placo so by far the biggest fish in the tank.

I literally bought a Chinese Algae Eater to fill in the gap by the missing placo and boom...  Literally came out of hiding when he saw someone else eating his algae covered rocks...

Glad he's still alive and still in the tank.  I was ready to blame one of the 5 cats we have that don't mind getting wet.

Salt Water Shore Fishing Reports / Silver Hunt (4/21)
« on: April 21, 2024, 04:57:05 PM »
I was back and forth about getting the boat out but opted to just do some topwater fishing looking for some Corvina.

I kept hearing bells in the distance and pulled out the binos.  Antennae guy was catching what looked to be cartilaginous fish, but even with the good binos, I couldn't tell.

I moved to 3 separate locations and had two absolute blow ups on the spook, but the dummy totally missed.  I finally had one slurp at the plug, but it also missed. 

The bay was crowding up, so I switched to the swimbaits. 

I only managed 4 small bass and had to switch to a bigger weedless head when the wind kicked up.  That weed guard did its trick and kept me from burying the hook.  lol

Anyway, a quick fun run to the bay and back by 11:00 to get some yard work done.

Thanks for reading.

Fishing Talk / SD Bat Fight Folk...
« on: April 21, 2024, 04:49:51 PM »
FYI.  A new event just popped up the day of the bat fight.  Also, De Anza Cove is totally fenced off and blocked from the public until further notice.

Fishing Talk / Re: Shimano
« on: April 21, 2024, 04:49:16 PM »
Congrats Jeremy!  I wonder if Koga approves...

Fishing Talk / New Rockfish Regs Took Effect
« on: April 20, 2024, 03:43:52 PM »
Glad I was able to get my limit of 4 before they cut it in half!

Saltwater Boat Fishing Reports / Tom's Knoll (4/17)
« on: April 20, 2024, 01:18:32 PM »
I was literally eating dinner and saw that Wednesday was supposed to be awesome out on the big pond.  Work just informed us the week before that many layoffs are coming soon, so I just planned on taking my Vitamin Sea and giving the boat a shakedown trip since it's been months since I last got it out.

It felt amazing pulling up to the ramp.

As I was heading out the inlet, I realized I was going to have a fog problem...

I decided to stay close just because the fog was so thick, so went casting for bass and other oobly gooblies.

Made a few moves and it looked like the fog might have been starting to clear.  Ended up with 4 calico, 2 brownies and 2 gophers.

Fog was thick but I decided to make a move to Tom's Knoll.  As I was heading out, I heard a voice on the radio that sounded awfully familiar. I responded "Tombo, is that you?".  Sure as hell it was.  He was out getting into some black gill.  We exchanged some intel via phone at this point and hoping I could get into some big red fish of my own!

First drop was on my bait stick.  The second it hit bottom, and I was on.  This place is FULL of nice reds!

I decided to try something different since there wasn't much current, but the sonar was lit up.  I grabbed my Penn 2500 loaded with 12# mono and clipped on a 60 oz jig.  I even left the giant clip on... lol

Look one way and there's fog... the other way and bright blue sky!  Well, I realized that dropping 420' equals just about all of the line...

Let me say that fighting big reds with no line left on the reel is a challenge.  First it was just hard to get them to stick on the hook!  Then every swell raising the boat up used any spare line I had on the reel.  LOL

But man, the next 3 reds were a whole lot of fun! 

I tried using different rigs to see if I could find something else, but after having to use the descent device twice, I was whooped and headed back in to do a little halibut fishing.

I was pretty sure I hooked one, but it quickly turned to feel more like a BSB.  Unfortunately, I couldn't get it 20 feet off the bottom after 10 minutes and the hook pulled.  Pretty sure BSB..

Anyway, I called it the morning and back to the ramp by 12:30.  Not a bad morning at all.  Boat ran well, but I think I need some new hydraulic steering lines as mine seems a little soft. 

I just miss getting out on the water.

Thanks for reading and until next tide!

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