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Sounds like a good event!  Thanks for sharing it here.   :)

Hookups / Re: 6/26 Weather Permitting; "Omenoku Point Area"
« on: June 26, 2011, 12:01:06 pm »
Quote from: Windsong_Wonder
Went out 6/25~

Well, how was it?!!   :)

Hookups / Re: 6/27 Flat Iron Lings
« on: June 26, 2011, 12:00:10 pm »
The current forecast calls for SW wind becoming south - I doubt that it'll turn into much, but you might not want to get all the way up north just to have the wind against you.  Either way, it sounds like it's going to be a great day OTW. 

Might see you up there.  If the crew and I end up at Trinidad I think we'll launch very early.   :)

Hookups / Re: Short notice! 6/17 Tophers Birthday!
« on: June 18, 2011, 01:22:36 am »
Oops, I read that as you going Saturday morning and am all packed up and ready!  Ooops.   :)

I guess I'll continue on as planned - hope to see some friends out there. 

Hookups / Re: Short notice! 6/17 Tophers Birthday!
« on: June 17, 2011, 02:00:48 pm »
ANOTHER Gemini?!!   ;D

Good luck out there - maybe I'll see you guys.

Suggest a Feature / Re: Use spammers for CHUM
« on: June 16, 2011, 10:03:03 pm »
Yeah, but not quite as sad as the forecast lately!   :D

Fishing - General / Kayaking out of Humboldt Bay - 6/12 and 6/13/2011
« on: June 15, 2011, 12:03:03 am »
Saturday I heard on Humboldt Tuna Club of fish being caught in shallower water off Humboldt Bay, and I saw that Sunday was to be flat and calm again, but the family plan was to go to the river, and we have to get an early start for that...  I woke at 6 and checked the forecast and Eel River buoy - flat, calm...  Over the next 45 minutes I geared up and got myself out to the South Jetty parking lot with my salmon gear, immersion gear, and the old Ocean Kayak Scrambler XT - it was light enough to launch off the rocks.  I found a good spot to hop down the boulders with the gear, got to work and was paddling in 15 minutes.  I worked hard at 7:45AM to paddle out against the last of the incoming tide which was to be high at 10:08 - a tricky spot, as I had to be leaving by slack tide around 10AM in order to get home for the family day.  For 20-30 minutes or so I kept a strong pace as I paddled out of the Humboldt Bay Jaws against the tide - I saw dolphins along the way and birds up in the distance signifying bait right at the bay opening.  Once I got there and cleared the bar I baited up and trolled out toward the bell buoy - it's red here versus the green bell buoy at Shelter Cove.  I had about 45 minutes to troll, and I could see so many powerboats in the distance and hear them on the radio as they felt out the bite for the morning.  The word was lots of silvers and shaker kings.  I would be happy with a bite!  I got a few good tacks in with a nice chovie behind a dodger giving me a chance at a king, but it wasn't to be on this mission.  I wrapped my opportunity up and drifted a nice herring along the jetty on my way back to the truck.  Pulled the yak and gear off the water and jammed home to pull off a successful river day with the family.  Good Times, but I wish I'd have had more time to paddle out further on such a calm day.  Later that day I monitored the buoy reports and it was one of those days where the wind never came up past 5 knots or so all the way through the evening.

Monday looked like it would produce more calmness, as the 9AM forecast said "variable winds to 5 knots".  So I bailed work early, hooked up with Matanaska, and we were to launch at King Salmon at 2:30 to drift out along the jetties for the 4:08 low tide - that would allow for an offshore trolling journey with the return being any time as the tide would be coming in from 4:08 until an hour after dark.  Well, that variable winds forecast was BS, because we arrived at the launch at 1:45 to see whitecaps at the bar - from 2 MILES away!  We decided to launch anyway as we both had a pass and we figured to be able to fish along the jetties anyway.  We ended up paddling over 5 miles on the GPS and it was basically wind-torture.  We had choves and herring nicely presented along a quarter mile of the south jetty for a while for no bites before retreating across to behind the inner corner of the north jetty for a bit where we drifted more beautiful bait along 60-15' bottom all the way back to launch.  For NO bites all afternoon long!  We were glad to get out for the paddle though, and we'll be ready to get out again soon.   :)

I'll try to post some pics..

Fishing - General / Lost Coast Kayak Angling Videos - June 2011
« on: June 13, 2011, 12:45:58 am »
I've slowed down on what has become a very regular record of video production over the past 3.5 years.  Part of the reason is some recent malfunctioning of Windows Movie Maker...  I've also been lacking super special footage, but I did manage to get some nice scenes with the old standby:  rockfish and lingcod!  W/ an exciting launch thrown in.   ;D

Title inspired by this site.   :)  Enjoy!

Suggest a Feature / Re: Logging In
« on: June 12, 2011, 07:49:20 pm »
I haven't had that problem, Adrien.  The problem I get is opening a thread and all it shows for the first 10-15 seconds is the top part of the screen - then the rest fills in eventually.  Hopefully the little bugs will get worked out.  Looking forward to seeing this board grow.

Fishing - Report / Re: Trinidad - 6-4
« on: June 06, 2011, 01:20:20 pm »
Nice haul - those are quality blacks.  I like your boat.   :)

General Discussion / Re: SoCal kayaking (non fishing)
« on: June 03, 2011, 12:38:25 pm »
That's good stuff, Dave.  Thanks for sharing it here - doesn't have to be Lost Coast!

Get your oldest in touch with some folks from NCKA in SJ and they'll get her all dialed in.  The SF Bay is no place to cut your teeth in this sport.

Hookups / Re: Trinidad may 28th
« on: May 31, 2011, 11:05:17 pm »
Great ling, Robert!!  WTG.  Looks like some nice water coming.   :)

Suggest a Feature / Re: Picture Tagging
« on: May 28, 2011, 11:46:24 pm »
I like that idea, and I don't have any idea either about how hard it may be to do.   :)

If you build it, they will come!   ;D

General Discussion / Re: Hey Everyone
« on: May 28, 2011, 11:44:22 pm »
Welcome, Bro.  We're trying to get the community built up here - thx for joining in.   :)

Hookups / Re: Trinidad may 28th
« on: May 27, 2011, 11:18:20 pm »
I'm out - fished at the Cove Wednesday - short on WAF!!  Good luck out there.   :)

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