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Offline Life_is_Yak

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« on: August 17, 2017, 10:22 PM »
Hey Everyone, I'm originally from Virginia, but I'm living in Salinas now.  Finally got my kayaks out here and I'm looking to learn the area and hopefully get a fishing partner/s.  I'd like to do some open water halibut fishing, been researching it a lot, I love to pound flounder back in VA.  Also looking to get into rock fish and lings.  Only thing I really need is a VHS radio and a fishing partner (probably shouldn't go a few miles out alone, at least according to the guy at the tackle box).  Bounced some jigs in moss landing the other day, had a few bites and caught one bait stealer.  Didn't get to go out because my sonar decided not to work (thankfully it just needed grease for a better connection).  Planning to head back out tomorrow  ;D.

Anyway I've got a Hobie Outback and a Jackson Kraken 15.5  I love them both but the peddle drive wins out in current when you want to hold on a spot, or any other time you want to go hands free.  Anyway hit me up if your headed out in the Monterey area.


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Re: East Coaster
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 09:21 AM »
Welcome aboard!  would love to see some reports from the Monterey area. 



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Re: East Coaster
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 09:36 AM »
Welcome aboard!  would love to see some reports from the Monterey area. 

Ditto, Welcome to the Forum and hope to see ya out on the water. Come on down to the Slam Down next month even if your not fishing the tournament just to meet fellow kayakers.
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Offline Life_is_Yak

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Re: East Coaster
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 10:11 PM »
Welcome aboard!  would love to see some reports from the Monterey area. 

Ditto, Welcome to the Forum and hope to see ya out on the water. Come on down to the Slam Down next month even if your not fishing the tournament just to meet fellow kayakers.

Apparently they were catching halibut from shore and inside the landing 2 weeks ago.  I caught a bunch of smelt and jack mackerl today.  Dropped some 10-12 smelt on bottom rigs in 15-40 feet of water today but no hits.  Might have been better off to strip cut the bait.
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Offline Life_is_Yak

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Re: East Coaster
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 10:15 PM »
Welcome aboard!  would love to see some reports from the Monterey area. 

Ditto, Welcome to the Forum and hope to see ya out on the water. Come on down to the Slam Down next month even if your not fishing the tournament just to meet fellow kayakers.

I was looking at the slam down and would love to come down, but I have a court date for an auto accident in Virginia on the 19th so I will be on the road.  Crossing my fingers they settle out of court but I'm not holding my breath.
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