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Catch anything today?

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Ocean has been nice and flat...took advantage and wheeled the kayak down on Sunday to a beach in big sur and paddled out to explore a new (for me) area.

 

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Took awhile to find the fishies, but eventually got in the groove and took a handful of solid rockfish (biggest one a 21.75 inch Black) and 2 solid cabs, bigger one at 23 inches.

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"Highlight" of the day was having a Soupfin shark come in and circle me after I had shot the first Cab and had a few fish already on belt...cool critter, but was obviously interested in my fish and I didn't wanna share...eventually worked my way back to my kayak and moved spots lol.

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Had a bunch of friends over to eat yummy fish tacos.

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Yesterday I went for an afternoon dip at a shoredive spot and scored a meaty 24.25 inch Cab that weighed 10.1 pounds. Also took a 27 inch Ling and found another same size one that I pointed out to my buddy and let him shoot.

 

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Heading out for crab and some hook and line fishing tomorrow on a buddy's boat....stoked!

 

: )

 

Sincerely,

 

Jim

 

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1 hour ago, BigJimSpearo said:

Ocean has been nice and flat...took advantage and wheeled the kayak down on Sunday to a beach in big sur and paddled out to explore a new (for me) area.

 

KayakWheels.jpg.d2d9380ba9c24a1083fcb4b1a43d3189.jpg

 

Took awhile to find the fishies, but eventually got in the groove and took a handful of solid rockfish (biggest one a 21.75 inch Black) and 2 solid cabs, bigger one at 23 inches.

StringerKayak.jpg.3f44794b16ff893bb7f002b658137206.jpg

 

PBBlack.jpg.cda98c3739e8630eab17070712742ee5.jpg

"Highlight" of the day was having a Soupfin shark come in and circle me after I had shot the first Cab and had a few fish already on belt...cool critter, but was obviously interested in my fish and I didn't wanna share...eventually worked my way back to my kayak and moved spots lol.

SoupfinShark.jpg.47f470c51da38788e38055f17ab51ae5.jpg

 

Had a bunch of friends over to eat yummy fish tacos.

BlackRockfishTaco.jpg.96f5dc4dab6954b6e5e8010fc6a62513.jpg

 

 

Yesterday I went for an afternoon dip at a shoredive spot and scored a meaty 24.25 inch Cab that weighed 10.1 pounds. Also took a 27 inch Ling and found another same size one that I pointed out to my buddy and let him shoot.

 

Toad1.jpg.ef5018924b26b87b4798f4f1a9ec9a7e.jpg

Toad2.jpg.9eeb4ecca5e9d389903294f7b456df93.jpg

 

 

Heading out for crab and some hook and line fishing tomorrow on a buddy's boat....stoked!

 

: )

 

Sincerely,

 

Jim

 

Nice Jim

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16 hours ago, cityevader said:

Wait...one can target crabs with a pole?!?! 

 

The more i find out, the dumber i feel. 

 

Come way north sometime. You won't even need a rod an reel.

All that is required is some eel grass flats, a minus tide and a fishing net. :)

SF

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3 hours ago, salmonneed help said:

First surf perch on the fly rod. Learning curve is a little steep but has been fun and rewarding.

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Congrats on the perch! Things are relatively slow just now, but as we move into winter we should get into more and bigger fish. One time I caught 75 small perch in one morning on fly rod in the rain, and my two buddies next to me did the same. Couldn't keep them off the hook. That was unusual, but it is possible. And the big ones fight like bulldogs. Good luck on your salt/fly quest.

 

 

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Was lucky enough to get out on buddy's boat for crab Saturday and Monday out of HMB.

 

Saturday it only took us 4 pots to get 4 limits of jumbos.

 

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After we had the crab we switched to rod and reel...I guess my buddies thought I looked a little awkward and out of practice and were making fun of me...but then I caught a beautiful bright blue Ling on a whole rockfish pinned on a jig head...then I dropped the blue back down and caught an even bigger one, and they quieted down a little.  ; p

 

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Then I pinned on a small olive and caught an even bigger one...they didn't make fun of me anymore after that. LOL!!

 

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I gifted the two bigger Lings to the captain and my buddy (neither caught any Lings), and just took the blue one and my crab home.

 

Feasted on crab Saturday and Sunday, and Monday AM went back to pull and stack the pots (limits for 4 before 9am and then had to just dump the last 3 pots) and then feasted again Monday afternoon.

 

I love crab!!

 

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