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  1. Hunter gatherer

    Help a neophyte out

    I have been fishing for many years, mostly in Northern California. Recently I have started fishing for Pelagics and I am hooked. In searching for reels and rods I have come across some rods with no reel seat, just cork or wrapped cord. How are these rods used?
  2. Hunter gatherer

    SF Bay Butts

    My son and I went out Thursday to test out our new Grady. The morning was slow on Berkeley flat and so we moved south to the rock wall, nothing. The bay was calm and the sun was hot (it got up to the mid 80's). We then moved one mile North of TI and the fish started to bite, we were drifting...
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    WTB 1997 or newer Grady White 228 seafarer or 232 Gulfstream

    I am looking for a 228 Seafarer or a 232 Gulfstream I prefer 4 stroke engines and it must have a hard top. Another must is that it has to have the Sea V 2 hull that is why I specified 1997 or newer. If you know of somebody please pass along their info. I have cash and it's burning a hole in my...
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    SOLD 24 Foot Custom pilot house

    For sale is a 24 foot Pilot house custom made by Boice in the pacific Northwest. It is an all welded aluminum ex salmon boat. It is a flush deck with new non-skid marine grade paint, The deck and gunnels were sandblasted. The motor is a 4.3 liter mecruiser with a 1.9:1 borg warner velvet drive...
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    Need help from some BFT guys

    I have booked a trip with the Pacific Queen starting Sunday the 30th of June. They are targeting Blue fin and I need to know if my gear is sufficient. I have a Avet Sx 5.3 with 50lb braid on an ugly stick, i use this for salmon in Nor Cal. I also have a Penn Jigmaster 500 with 40lb mono on a...
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    Crab Report

    We went out Monday after a four day soak and planned to pull four crab pots, we actually pulled five! We found one of the pots that was lost after the opener :gaygroup:. The pots were 160' to 188'. We got a total of 24 keepers and a lot of females which we threw back. The weather started out bad...
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    Dungeness Crab Opener?

    Has anyone heard if Dungeness crab is going to open on time this year? I heard a rumor that they may delay it a month D/T the demoic acid issue like last year. Ca. Fish and Wildlife doesn't have any info on their website and the hotline number (831)649-2883 has not been updated in a while. I...
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    Crab Opener delayed?

    Has anyone heard the rumor that the Dungeness crab opener has been delayed?
  9. Hunter gatherer

    New to BD

    My son and I just upgraded from an 18' center console to a 24' custom build commercial salmon boat. We need to do a lot of work on her but we can now go several miles out with out worrying. I'll post more pics as we improve our new to us fishing/crabbing/dive machine.