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    Lawson's Landing..........Sun 5/18/19.........Going to give it a try

    This is going to be bitter sweet for me......I used to like this location A LOT back in the day but they last time I was there was in 2009 and I had just got my crab nets in the water when I received the news that my dad had just died.......I gave my crab rings away.......Asked the lady at the...
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    Reels for CRAB SNARING??

    About Destroyed my Okuma Corrida 65 at this point My Ancient Shimano Baitrunner just can't handle the load My Penn 525 is starting to struggle My HUGE Okuma Eclipse 90 IS A PUSSY I am running out of options here
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    Looks Like I am "Going Coastal" for my Vacation.........

    Looks like I am going to hit the Oregon and Washington Coasts for my Vacation this year...... Despite the INSANE cost of out-of-state fishing licenses.........You know THAT is going to happen
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    Color Coding Your Rigs by Line Color

    I use a LOT of Braid and I have a lot of the same reels.......What I have done is color code my Braid by Line Weight.....and it SERIOUSLY helps in a "Grab and Go" situation......I also have my rods in the rod holder by length and line class.....But that is a different issue My Braids as it...
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    Campbell Cove Bodega Bay Crabbing..........Report.........UPDATED 5/11/19.......SLOW

    SLOW..... I caught one 6" female Dungie that I splashed and lost a MASSIVE Red Crab at the shore........A few keepers were caught but not many for as many rods as there were on the water....... That's About It
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    Home Made Lures...............Post Your Completed Projects Here

    A few lures off the production line https://www.facebook.com/derek.mcmaster.1/media_set?set=a.2122909691078420&type=3&uploaded=15 My files sizes are too large at the moment to post individual pics..........VERY ANNOYING
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    Campbell Cove.....Bodega Bay 3/16/19.....REPORT..........Updated 3/24/19

    Going to hit it tomorrow afternoon for the low tide......Plan is to target dungies while pumping for shrimp.......Sharks/Rays if we get desperate......
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    Heads Up

    Walmart in Rohnert Park has updated their fishing section and now carries blister packed Abu Black Maxx and Silver Maxx Reels.....among others like Pfleuger, Mitchell, and Lew's
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    New Gear.........................Review

    So on Saturday I picked up a new surf rod at Outdoor Pro Shop......an 11' Okuma Rockaway 8-17lb 1/2-20z .......SWEET ROD GUYS.......$109.99.......The new 11' rod was lighter than the butt section alone of my Okuma Solaris Surf Rod......I paired it with an Okuma Alaris 4000 Reel $29.99.......and...
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    Fort Baker........Sun 3/3/2019 REPORT

    Going tomorrow......Perch and Dabs
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    Fishing in The Rain.........Not

    I remember fishing with Mel (Melluvstofish) back in the day at Paradise Pier in some CRAZY BAD weather.....Out pier carts were being blown all over the place......As I get older......fishing in those conditions has just lost its appeal.......AM I ALONE
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    SINKER MOLDS

    You get what you pay for.......NEVER had an issue with the Do-It Brand Molds.....But I saw a seller in England that had cheap STORM sinker molds in 2 types I was interested in.....A 5 and 6oz Beach Bomb Mold and a 6oz Gripper Lead Mold.....With Combined shipping they were only $48.......BUT upon...
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    OLD RODS.........

    Don't use them?..........REBUILD THEM to suit YOUR needs.......Not as hard as you might think to replace line guides or even do a complete rebuild.......I can help with questions as can MANY others on this board
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    TROUT FISHING

    I would love to get a group together to do a little trout fishing on the weekend.....ANYBODY know of a place that stocks LARGE trout these days.....USED to go to places like SHADOW CLIFFS.....YEARS AGO......Don't know if it is any good anymore.....OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS
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    Fort Baker

    Went there for a few hours on the outgoing to low tide.....Pretty sad.......Walleye, rainbow, black and shiner perch seen....all pretty tiny....most KEPT......sigh......Crabbers that knew what they were doing were getting only fair results with way too many crabs being kept that had soft shells...
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    Confessions of a Tackle Junkie

    When you go to your local tackle shop and say.... "I can totally afford that new AVET REEL.....I just worked a lot of overtime......".........Must Maintain......MUST MAINTAIN
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    Fort Baker- Report

    Fished for a few hours today starting at about 10:30am..........Managed 2 small black perch and missed a HUGE bite because there were too many tourists in the way before I left at about 2pm.......Some fair sized crab caught.....nothing huge......a couple of guys were catching small perch using...
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    Brining Baits

    I HATE WASTE......and with the insane cost of baits these days, I am going to start Brining my leftover baits......This will include coloring and maybe flavoring......Stay Tuned I will be trying Dry Brining and Wet Brining
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    Spud Point Marina Pier

    Is it still closed off and do we know why?
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    Gearing UP

    Sooooo.........Next weekends big high tides look promising........So it is time to gear up........Also going to buy a new cast net TIGHT LINES