monkeyface_zeal

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  1. Very little current and my line was screaming, was worried I was going to get spooled. Thanks everyone for putting my mind to rest that I didn't screw up landing a trophy halibut.
  2. Hooked up on something monstrous last weekend and am more bugged that I didn't get to see what it was than that I lost it. Let's say it was somewhere in the North SF Bay fishing from a rocky shore. It pulled drag hard for about 40 yards and then just sat on the bottom and didn't move much over the next ~40 minutes. I know I wasn't snagged because it would move a little occasionally. Eventually my 30lb braid broke because I got impatient and was yanking on it too much to try to get it to move. To me this sounds like a big bat ray but the weird thing was I was using a 5" Keitech and I've never heard of people catching bat rays on jigs. Is it possible that it hit the jig or maybe I foul hooked it? Or could it have been something else (maybe enormous halibut?)?
  3. Hey! It's my first time posting on this site. I had the same question about surfperch in particular because the OEHHA ratings for surfperch are "do not eat" for the SF Bay but 6 servings (for men) for the general coastal guidance. I emailed OEHHA on clarification and the toxicologist said that the variance is caused because surfperch move around very little. The closest coastal measuring point to SF (not in the Bay) they have is Pacifica, and apparently the mercury levels there are consistent with the general coastal guidance. I'd bet that Monterey is pretty clean.