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  1. Saba Slayer

    CCA Social Coastal Tourney 4/24

    Had a fun day of fishing Saturday in spite of the ocean and weather conditions... CCA CAL had their first of two Coastal Social Tournaments today... Kayak anglers were on the TourneyX app and the boaters had a live fish weigh in at 22nd Street Landing...It was so nice not being the tourney...
  2. Saba Slayer

    CCA CAL Coastal Social Bass

    CCA CAL is having a couple of tournaments including kayaks this season...one will be in Long Beach in April and the second will be in San Diego... There will be a seminar and lots more info released next Saturday at Dana Landing...the event starts at 7am and the seminars go from 9am to noon...
  3. Saba Slayer

    Keeping your catch cold...

    A friend gave me a couple of "Cooler Shock" freezer packs and I really liked them in the Reliable kill bag, but they didn't seem very durable especially around the sharp fins of our local rockfish. so... I researched their website...https://www.coolershock.com/#/...and found that they made hard...
  4. Saba Slayer

    2018 PA 14 for sale

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/2018-hobie-pa-14.749038/
  5. Saba Slayer

    2018 Hobie PA 14

    2018 Camo PA 14 For Sale...$2900... OBO...Or Best Offer She's in great shape and has lots of good fish and crustacean karma... I'M ONLY SELLING THE BASIC BOAT AND ACCESSORIES THAT COME WITH A NEW BOAT, the only bonus included is a set of Hobie HD wheels.:eek: NO FISH FINDER, LIVE WELL OR KILL...
  6. Saba Slayer

    Rockfish and Bones...

    I was invited to launch from one of the yacht clubs today and even had a tow, out to the deepwater spot...what a nice lazy morning...and what a BEAUTIFUL day I really needed that Aqua Therapy... We obeyed the recommendations...Social Distancing in our separate boats... The PA 14 tows pretty...
  7. Saba Slayer

    Redondo Beach Closures

    I received a call this afternoon from Craig Stanton the manager of the Redondo Beach boat hoist, parking lot and marina at the north end of the harbor... He had some bad news that he wanted me to pass on to our boating community that uses their facilities and both the hoist and the kayak hand...
  8. Saba Slayer

    Redondo Beach Kayak Closures

    I received a call this afternoon from Craig Stanton the manager of the Redondo Beach boat hoist, parking lot and marina at the north end of the harbor... He had some bad news that he wanted me to pass on to our kayaking community that uses their facilities and the hand launch... The parking...
  9. Saba Slayer

    Virgin run on the new Hobie 360 Drive PA 14

    Found a weather window and jumped on it...the freezer was getting low and the markets are so darn crazy, I decided to get my own food...LOL I had my new 14' Pro Angler 360 out for the first time on the salt water after getting her beat-up as the demo boat at the Long Beach Show... WOW... I...
  10. Saba Slayer

    Hobie Seminars at the Fred Hall Long Beach Show...

    Roman from OEX Sunset Beach did hid first Fred Hall Show Seminar yesterday at the Long Beach Show...and...He rocked it...!! Thanks for Supporting Hobie Kayaks Roman... Roman in my opinion is one of the best young upcoming kayak fisherman on the So Cal scene and he's got some great info to...
  11. Saba Slayer

    Hobie Test Drives at the Long Beach Show...

    Hobie will have 2 of the new Pro Angler 360s on the water at the lagoon for the Long Beach Fred Hall Show...we'll also bring a new Outback with the new Kickup fins on the MD 180 Drive as well as a Passport and a Compass so you can do a comparison peddle on our lower price point kayaks... The...
  12. Saba Slayer

    18' Wellcraft Center Console

    A SAD DAY...SHE'S GOING TO THE DANCE WITH ANOTHER FELLA...! SOLD...SOLD...SOLD...SOLD...SOLD...SOLD...SOLD,,,SOLD...SOLD...SOLD. She is such a fishy boat... WE LIMITED ON BONITO AND CAUGHT A LIMIT OF BUGS FOR THE SEA TRIAL... A VERY HAPPY PAIR OF DIVERS/FISHERMEN ARE ARE THE NEW OWNERS AND...
  13. Saba Slayer

    Trout and Crawdads at Silver Lake

    Perfect weather for most everyday at Silver Lake...a few windy afternoons but that's typical this time of year...no thundershowers until yesterday evening....but I was on the 405 by then...LOL:luxhello: I only had a three day reservation so I had to change campsites to a walk-up site for the...
  14. Saba Slayer

    Catching Butts and Fishing Gear...

    Butt Persistence finally paid off yesterday... After hooking two strong 20" fish in a small area, I really concentrated on working that spot hoping that those smaller guys were males near a big breeder...sure enough... she couldn't resist it and finally ate the Sardine, She swallowed the bait...
  15. Saba Slayer

    Something local...

    I just had to post something local...LOL...! I finally found a water window and launched around 7am. It was a beautiful calm morning today in Redondo...the wind picked up around 11am and it got a little sloppy on the outside in the afternoon...There were only a couple of private boats and a...
  16. Saba Slayer

    LA Chapter CCA BBQ Saturday 5/18

    Anyone going to the LA Chapter's BBQ tomorrow at the Long Beach Rod and Gun Club...? It's our CCA CAL LA Chapter annual fundraiser from 10am to 3pm. at 3333 Pacific Ave in Long Beach. It's a great Santa Maria style BBQ of Tri-Tip, Ribs and Chicken with plenty of sides... There will be the...
  17. Saba Slayer

    CCA BBQ TOMORROW 5/18 at LB Rod & Gun Club

    Anyone going to the LA Chapter's BBQ tomorrow at the Long Beach Rod and Gun Club...? It's our CCA CAL LA Chapter annual fundraiser from 10am to 3pm. at 3333 Pacific Ave in Long Beach. It's a great Santa Maria style BBQ of Tri-Tip, Ribs and Chicken with plenty of sides... There will be the...
  18. Saba Slayer

    For Sale 10' Zodiac

    10' inflatable Zodiac for sale...$300 OBO Oars included...It's about 15 years old and is in pretty good shape. No motor or seats...Located in Palos Verdes. Jim / Saba Slayer. Phone # = Three One Zero-901-Four Six One Six
  19. Saba Slayer

    10' Zodiac inflatable

    10' inflatable Zodiac for sale...$300 Oars included...It's about 15 years old and is in pretty good shape. No motor or seats...Located in Palos Verdes. Jim / Saba Slayer. Phone # = Three One Zero-901-Four Six One Six
  20. Saba Slayer

    Da Show...

    Saw lots of familiar faces yesterday...attendance was pretty darn good considering all the rain...we even had about 25 folks come down to the lagoon and test drive the PA, Outback, and the Compass in the wind and even in some sprinkles. It made for a long day sitting under the Hobie popup and...
  21. Saba Slayer

    Hobie Seminars at the Long Beach show

    Here is the seminar schedule for the Hobie Stage at the Fred Hall Long Beach Show. The Show starts this Wednesday at the Long Beach Convention Center. Join CCA CAL outside the show and get in free...or stop by the CCA CAL booth inside the show and buy a few raffle tickets for a new Hobie Mirage...
  22. Saba Slayer

    Rockfish Opener on the kayak

    It was a beautiful morning...a little cloudy and and a little windy at 9am but it mellowed out and the fish bit...I was at about 270' for most of my drifts but I went a little deeper a few times for nada. First drop was a double on the AHI Squirts with some squid strips and 5 ounces of lead...
  23. Saba Slayer

    gettin' my moneys worth...

    I launched to offshore bumpy conditions with a very cold wind on New Years Day...:mad: As usual the Pro Angler handled it well and kept me dry along with about 4 layers of clothes…although, I should have stayed in bed for a few more hours, as it was flat calm as I drove back home to PV along...
  24. Saba Slayer

    Winter Bones...

    We fished for some "last of this season" Rockfish yesterday and took home some nice Reds and Chuckleheads. I may get out one more time on New Years eve day with the Hobie Pro Angler to get a few more delicious rockfish for the freezer. Damn winds are so hard to predict right now... :luxhello...
  25. Saba Slayer

    "New" Hobie Outback review...

    If the Hobie Pro Angler is a Cadillac…then the new Hobie Outback is a sportscar… I've rigged my new Outback and had her out on a test run Friday and then on a fishing trip Sunday. She peddles and paddles pretty good and turns on a dime…it seems like a fairly decent surf launch kayak and with...
  26. Saba Slayer

    A Hobie Thanksgiving...

    THANKS HOBIE… I picked up my new Hobie Fishing Team kayak this week from the Hobie warehouse in Oceanside. I went with the Outback to add to my fleet…LOL…it will be nice to have a somewhat smaller and lighter yak and the deck layout looks pretty cool. I can't wait to get her rigged out and...
  27. Saba Slayer

    Got a little Sharkey today...

    It was foggy as hell in the am but the big Bones bit well in the early morning then it slowed down and this guy took our last fish of the day.... Jim / Saba Slayer
  28. Saba Slayer

    Redondo Bones

    It's been a week of big Bonito fishing up here off Redondo in the deeper water of the canyon. There are some of the biggest Bonito we've had locally for a while and they are delicious... Monday I was the only kayak out there and it was like a lake...no private boats only 6 Sporties trolling...
  29. Saba Slayer

    Power Puller by Scotty

    Scotty Power Puller for Sale…$375.00 Go Deep this Lobster season with this power puller and get more limits… 12 - volt electric hoopnet or trap puller. Mounts on a swiveling Scotty Downrigger mount which is included. So compact it can be mounted on a Hobie Pro Angler and powered with a small...
  30. Saba Slayer

    last Eastern Sierra Report for this Summer...

    Headed north on 395 with the famous Alabama Hills and the Eastern Sierras outside Lone Pine... Momma and her new one were the welcoming party as I drove into the Silver Lake campsite... I only had a reserved campsite for the first night and I was hoping to get lucky and find a walk-up site...
  31. Saba Slayer

    20 differences between sex and fishing...

    20 Differences Between Fishing and Sex #20 - No matter how much whiskey you've had, you can still Fish. #19 - A limp rod is still useful while Fishing. #18 - You don't have to hide your Fishing magazines. #17 - It is perfectly acceptable to pay a professional to Fish with you once in a...
  32. Saba Slayer

    BoB discount bait Saturday

    BoB Participants... Everingham Bros. Bait Co. has offered $5 off certificates for bait on Saturday morning to all our participants. Donna Kalez at Dana Wharf has arranged this great deal. Donna is on our CCA CAL state board of directors and Everingham is a regular supporter of CCA CAL. Thanks...
  33. Saba Slayer

    Last Battle of the Bays for 2018

    Our last Battle of the Bays Tournament is in less than two weeks in Dana Point on July 14th. We'll be giving away a Hobie Pro Angler 12' to the participant with the longest bag of 3 bass for our trail of 4 events...so far Tony Park is in the lead with 52.25" of Bass caught in the Santa Monica...
  34. Saba Slayer

    CCA CAL CIH Kayak Tourney Results

    Battle of the Bays Channel Islands Harbor was a really fun event…even Mother Nature came out to play with some favorable conditions for our 31 registered anglers. Dale Shaw was the big winner with a bag of three bass at 50" and he took home a $500 gift card for Turners Outdoorsman. Ricardo...
  35. Saba Slayer

    CIH Tourney Results

    Battle of the Bays Channel Islands Harbor was a really fun event…even Mother Nature came out to play with some favorable conditions for our 31 registered anglers. Dale Shaw was the big winner with a bag of three bass at 50" and he took home a $500 gift card for Turners Outdoorsman. Ricardo...
  36. Saba Slayer

    CIH Raffle prizes

    If you didn't get your Captain's bag filled with this swag and your waterproof phone bag last Saturday...you can pick it up along with your tourney t-shirt at check-in this Saturday morning. The raffle prizes are looking good and the Smoked Pulled Pork sandwiches for lunch sound delicious...
  37. Saba Slayer

    CIH Kayak tourney info and directions 6/30

    Here is some launch info for those of you that are contemplating participating in the CCA CAL Battle of the Bays Kayak Tournament this Saturday or for those of you that would like to volunteer or come by and purchase some raffle tickets. We'll see you on Saturday morning...:cheers1: Info and...
  38. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays CIH Captain's meeting...

    CCA CAL's Battle of the Bays moves to Channel Islands Harbor for part 3 of our CCA and Hobie sponsored kayak tournament trail on June 30th. The Captain's meeting will be this Saturday June 23rd at 10am in front of Channel Islands Kayak Center next to Hook's Landing on the north side of the...
  39. Saba Slayer

    Win a Phenix Rod...

    The first twenty to register for the Channel Islands Battle of the Bays on June 30th will be entered into a drawing for their choice of these two Phenix rods. We are at 11 registered as of today, Friday. Go to www.battleofthebays.com to register...:notworthy: You have your choice of an AXIS...
  40. Saba Slayer

    BFT Seminar and samples...

    If you have been to one of our CCA CAL kayak tourneys you have probably had some of the delicious fish that Rex and Marlen have donated from Primetime Seafood. Rex Ito will be doing a seminar on Blue Fin Tuna aquaculture and fishing on Friday night in the South Bay at Somos Life studios in...
  41. Saba Slayer

    Bixpy Jet Motor review...

    I received a Bixpy Jet Motor to try out...yea...Im a lazy guy that likes to take advantage of the new technologies. LOL :cool: It's a well thought out power unit with a lithium battery pack. They have two options for mounting on the Pro Angler. One system mounts on the back handle and the...
  42. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Results for 6/9

    Maybe next year we'll just have his name engraved on the plaque when I have them made...LOL...:notworthy:...but more on that later...:rolleyes: What a great bunch of Kayakers...Thank you all for particpating and supporting CCA CAL with another fun kayak tourney...you all make this possible...
  43. Saba Slayer

    Tourney Results for 6/9/18 King Harbor

    Maybe next year we'll just have his name engraved on the plaque when I have them made...LOL...:notworthy:...but more on that later...:rolleyes: What a great bunch of Kayakers...Thank you all for particpating and supporting CCA CAL with another fun kayak tourney...you all make this possible...
  44. Saba Slayer

    Blind Bogey Fish Added to Tourney

    To make things a little more interesting and fun for the guys that choose to stay in the harbor, or for the guys that only get short bass on the outside....LOL...we've decided to add a Blind Bogey Fish to the tourney. The size and species has already been determined...the Blind Bogey Fish is a...
  45. Saba Slayer

    SATURDAYS RAFFLE PRIZES...

    Thanks TO ALL OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS THAT SUPPORT CCA CAL AND THE BATTLE OF THE BAYS TOURNAMENTS !!! HOBIE, OEX, CEDROS KAYAK FISHING, TURNERS, BIXPY, OKUMA, PENN, AFTCO, BD OUTDOORS, MASTER RODS, BIG HAMMER LURES, IANGLER, DANA LANDING, SAVAGE GEAR, ONE COOL TUNA, PROMAR/AHI, DANUU PADDLING...
  46. Saba Slayer

    OEX Hosts the Battle of the Bays King Harbor #2

    CCA CAL presents the Battle of the Bays Kayak Tournament...King Harbor tourney. OEX Sunset Beach will be our Hobie Sponsor at the King Harbor Yacht Club this Saturday on June 9th. Andy and Brent at OEX, with Hobie, have donated $1000 in Hobie gear and accessories for our raffle this...
  47. Saba Slayer

    OEX Hosts the Battle of the Bays King Harbor

    OEX Sunset Beach will be our Hobie Sponsor at the King Harbor Yacht Club this Saturday on June 9th. Andy and Brent at OEX, with Hobie, have donated $1000 in Hobie gear and accessories for our raffle this Saturday...AND...OEX along with our 3 other dealer sponsors have also donated a Hobie...
  48. Saba Slayer

    DFW WSB Info Meetings...

    The DFW and Sea Grant have scheduled three meetings for the public to get some information on the recent SAC review of our WSB program. We pay for this hatchery program with our purchases of the salt water stamp that we buy with our fishing license. There is legislature that supports this...
  49. Saba Slayer

    Pre-fishing the Battle of the Bays SM Bay

    There have been some nice bass catches the last couple of weeks for the anglers pre-fishing the Battle of the Bays King Harbor event... If the Bass are biting and the weather gods shine on us...it could take a 60" bag of Bass to slam the tourney. :notworthy: The Bass have been biting...
  50. Saba Slayer

    RIP JETTY JUMPER...

    We lost the one and only "Jetty Jumper" last night... Jim Pierce the owner of the Leadmasters Company left us last night in his sleep... His big heart and loving generosity will be missed by all of those that know him...You are out of pain now Jim...Go catch a BIG ONE...!!! Here's a beer to...
  51. Saba Slayer

    FREE BBQ Tickets...

    ACTIVE SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN...The LA Chapter of the CCA CAL would like to invite you to our fundraiser BBQ this Saturday... FREE of charge... Ryan Lee active Navy will be at the BBQ at the Long Beach Rod and Gun Club. Ryan was our guest at the last Battle of the Bays kayak tournament and he...
  52. Saba Slayer

    CCA CAL Kayak Tourney June 9th

    We are less than one month away from our second tournament of this years trail of 4 kayak tourneys on June 9th at the King Harbor Yacht Club. If you or any of your friends would like to participate please have them register at the iAngler site or go to www.battleofthebays.com and they can click...
  53. Saba Slayer

    King Harbor Tourney June 9th

    We are less than one month away from our second tournament of this years trail of 4 kayak tourneys on June 9th at the King Harbor Yacht Club. If you or any of your friends would like to participate please have them register at the iAngler site or go to www.battleofthebays.com and they can click...
  54. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Tourney Photos...

    Wayne Kotow our CCA CAL executive director has posted a couple of photo albums on our Facebook...
  55. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Photos...

    Wayne Kotow our CCA CAL executive director has posted a couple of photo albums on our Facebook...
  56. Saba Slayer

    A Veteran fishes for FREE in the CCA Kayak Tourney...

    Tony Park...the winner of last years Santa Monica bay event just posted this on the OEX Big Waters Edge kayak site...http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/showthread.php?t=32882 Thanks Tony ! That's very generous of you to pay it forward...! www.battleofthebays.com Jim / Saba Slayer "BATTLE OF...
  57. Saba Slayer

    Weather for Saturday's BoB Tournament

    It looks like we'll have some nice weather for the Battle of the Bays in Mission Bay this Saturday. Get out there early if you are going to fish the outside as it looks like the wind will build as the day goes on. It's a 7am Shotgun start and hopefully we'll be able to start check-in at about...
  58. Saba Slayer

    Yesterdays captain's meeting at Fastlane...

    The Captain's meeting was well attended yesterday...we had about 25 anglers there that will be participating in the event next Saturday. www.battleofthebays.com Those of you that were registered and didn't make it...don't worry...we'll have the same captain's bags (with a waterproof phone bag)...
  59. Saba Slayer

    Raffle Prizes for Battle of the Bays

    I started dividing up the raffle items for the four tournaments today... This is some of the Mission Bay raffle stuff... plus a GG-270-7C Calstar ROD, Morrita Gaff and Bait Shaker, Engle Cooler, AFTCO travel shirt., Promar Landing Net, Bill Boyce Photos, a pair of Costa Sunglasses and $1000 in...
  60. Saba Slayer

    BoB Raffle Loot

    I started dividing up the raffle items for the four tournaments today... This is some of the Mission Bay raffle stuff... plus a GG-270-7C Calstar ROD, Morrita Gaff and Bait Shaker, Engle Cooler, AFTCO travel shirt., Promar Landing Net, Bill Boyce Photos, a pair of Costa Sunglasses and $1000 in...
  61. Saba Slayer

    Angler list for Battle of the Bays

    Here's a list of the competition for the Battle of the Bays in Mission Bay on May 5th. Don't wait till the last minute to register...go to www.battleofthebays.com pick the venue you want to fish and click on it...you'll be sent to the iAngler page where you can register and use PayPal for your...
  62. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Angler list...

    Here's a list of the competition for the Battle of the Bays in Mission Bay on May 5th. Don't wait till the last minute to register...go to www.battleofthebays.com pick the venue you want to fish and click on it...you'll be sent to the iAngler page where you can register and use PayPal for your...
  63. Saba Slayer

    2018 Battle of the Bays Prizes.

    The Battle of the Bays CCA Kayak Tournament is less than 2 weeks away... May 5th (Cinco de Drinko) at Fastlane Kayak Center and Dana Landing. The Taco Lady will be serving Mexican food and there will be ice cold Cervezas. Beer, food, $1 raffle tickets, and a tourney t-shirt...how can you go...
  64. Saba Slayer

    2018 Battle of the Bays Prizes

    The Longest bag of three Bass at each event will win a $500 gift card to either Turners or Dana Landing. The Longest bag of 3 Bass caught in all 4 events will win a Hobie Mirage Drive Pro Angler 12. The Longest Bass caught at each event will win a One Cool Tuna CNC jig. The longest Bass...
  65. Saba Slayer

    Captain's Bags...

    Here's look at some of the swag in the Captain's Bags for the Battle of the Bays Tournaments... Just under the t-shirt in the photo is an inexpensive waterproof phone bag with a lanyard, that each participant will receive. Ali at BD Outdoors donated the cash to make that purchase...! Thanks Ali...
  66. Saba Slayer

    BoB Drawing for a Phenix Rod

    We're up to 18 anglers signed up for the King Harbor / SM Bay Battle of the Bays Tournaments...2 more and I'll be doing the drawing for another free Phenix rod. One of the RTS Inshore rods has been given away but the other 3 are still available...if you win it's your choice of one of the...
  67. Saba Slayer

    BoB Phenix Rod Drawing

    We're up to 18 anglers signed up for the King Harbor / SM Bay Battle of the Bays Tournaments...2 more and I'll be doing the drawing for another free Phenix rod. One of the RTS Inshore rods has been given away but the other 3 are still available...if you win it's your choice of one of the...
  68. Saba Slayer

    BoB Tourney t-shirts

    Battle of the Bay tourney t-shirts will be Navy Blue this year with a small print on the front pocket area (a little larger than shown)...
  69. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Prizes 2018...

    I pick up the tourney t-shirts on Thursday and I'll also go to Hobie and get the Captain's bags and some swag while I'm down south. My office is starting to look like a kayak accessory warehouse...I need to open some boxes and start dividing up the loot for the 4 events. Reliable donated 4...
  70. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays 2018 Prizes...

    I pick up the tourney t-shirts on Thursday and I'll also go to Hobie and get the Captain's bags and some swag while I'm down south. My office is starting to look like a kayak accessory warehouse...I need to open some boxes and start dividing up the loot for the 4 events. Reliable donated 4...
  71. Saba Slayer

    Redondo boat ramp...

    Here's some political info for you about Redondo and it's proposed boat ramp and Waterfront project.... The Coastal Commission met in Redondo yesterday and about 200 interested parties showed up to hear about the proposed boat ramp and measure C. Measure C stopped the massive project proposed...
  72. Saba Slayer

    2017-18 Lobster Season is Over

    The 2017-18 Lobster season is over.... PLEASE TURN IN YOUR LOBSTER REPORT CARDS BEFORE APRIL 30TH The report card is the best recreational data we have to defend your fishing rights...as the number of returned cards goes up...the percentage of our recreational take "guesse-timated" by the...
  73. Saba Slayer

    Free Phenix Rod for Battle of the Bays...

    The first Phenix Rod to be given away in the Battle of the Bays was won by Kyle Moreno and he gets his choice of one of these 4 great Phenix Rods... You can go to the CCA CAL Facebook page and watch the "Facebook live" drawing at the Fred Hall show in the Phenix booth by Ceasar Chang...
  74. Saba Slayer

    Phenix Rod drawing for Mission Bay...

    The first Phenix Rod to be given away in the Battle of the Bays was won by Kyle Moreno and he gets his choice of one of these 4 great Phenix Rods... You can go to the CCA CAL Facebook page and watch the "Facebook live" drawing at the Fred Hall show in the Phenix booth by Ceasar Chang... There...
  75. Saba Slayer

    R U Ready to Rumble...?

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  76. Saba Slayer

    Are you Ready to Rumble...?

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  77. Saba Slayer

    Win a Phenix Rod

    We're only a few registrations away from giving away the first Phenix rod to one of the first twenty anglers to register for the CCA CAL Mission Bay Battle of the Bays tournament. www.battleofthebays.com Take your pick from one of these great Phenix Rods...
  78. Saba Slayer

    2018 CCA CAL Kayak Tournaments

    CCA CAL is happy to announce that the Battle of the Bays Kayak Tournament Trail has returned for Round Two. The Battle of the Bays has expanded to 4 events up and down Southern California this summer. The website www.battleofthebays.com is up and running and the iAngler Tournament sites are...
  79. Saba Slayer

    CCA CAL Kayak Tournaments

    CCA CAL is happy to announce that the Battle of the Bays Kayak Tournament Trail has returned for Round Two. The Battle of the Bays has expanded to 4 events up and down Southern California this summer. The website www.battleofthebays.com is up and running and the iAngler Tournament sites are...
  80. Saba Slayer

    Hobie Tandem Island for sale

    2017 Hobie Tandem Island for sale...almost "brand new"...it has only been used a few times. No holes drilled or attachments on this kayak. This kayak retails for $6,700...so only serious buyers...please email for the price and more info on this great paddling ,sailing, and peddling kayak...
  81. Saba Slayer

    CCA CAL Mity Might Invitational Tournament

    The Coastal Conservation Association of California along with Dana Landing, Hobie Kayaks, Master/Rody, Fastlane Kayaks and Hookup Baits sponsored a Fun tournament in Mission Bay yesterday...It was a fishing industry invitational tourney to thank some of our sponsors and it was really enjoyed by...
  82. Saba Slayer

    Help needed at the WSB Growout in Redondo...

    The WSB Growout facility in Redondo Beach needs some new volunteers to help clean and feed the WSB at our Sea Lab facility in King Harbor. This program has been in operation in Redondo Beach for over 20 years and some of our volunteers are getting older and are not able to do there required...
  83. Saba Slayer

    WSB in Redondo

    It's that time of year again...the Redondo WSB Growout facility will be releasing two tanks of fish on Saturday starting at 10am. Here is a copy of a letter from Hubbs in Carlsbad... "I will have the truck/trailer ready to go ahead of time and we will plan to leave here by 8 am at the latest...
  84. Saba Slayer

    Lobster Report Cards...

    The best deal in town just went up for sale today at the DFW offices... $9.01 for a Lobster Report Card if you buy it at a DFW office...$9.46 if you get it at Walmart or Big 5...with the price of Local Spiny Lobster at $30 to $45 a pound...it's a no brainer...LOL Jim / Saba Slayer
  85. Saba Slayer

    BFT Endangered...?

    U.S. Government Will Not List Pacific Bluefin Tuna as an Endangered Species Sportfishing industry disputed claims by environmental groups that sought to shut down U.S. Bluefin Fishery Alexandria, VA – August 7, 2017 - The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) approves the decision made...
  86. Saba Slayer

    CCA OC Chapter Fundraiser...

    The Orange County chapter of the CCA CAL will be holding their annual fundraiser this Saturday at Shimano Headquarters in Irvine from 5 to 8pm. Tickets are $60 each and that includes a 1 year CCA membership, dinner and drinks. After checking in you will be given a quick tour of the Shimano...
  87. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Results...

    Dave Brown is going to Cedros for 4 days... Tony Park won not only the $500 Bass division 1st place prize but also won the Rockfish division prize too (a Penn Fathom Reel)...Derwin Chang was second and won the Baja Fish Gear $250 cert. ...Fred Santiago won the biggest Bass prize (a Hookup Bait...
  88. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays is Tomorrow...Saturday the 10th

    The second CCA CAL Battle of the Bays Tournament is tomorrow in Redondo Beach at the King Harbor Yacht Club...we will have a shotgun launch at 7am and the weigh-in will be at 1pm followed by lunch, raffle and the awards...the 4 day Cedros trip will also be given away tomorrow afternoon along...
  89. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays is Tomorrow...Saturday the 10th

    The second CCA CAL Battle of the Bays Tournament is tomorrow in Redondo Beach at the King Harbor Yacht Club...we will have a shotgun launch at 7am and the weigh-in will be at 1pm followed by lunch, raffle and the awards...the 4 day Cedros trip will also be given away tomorrow afternoon along...
  90. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Closed Fishing Areas...

    This is a map of King Harbor in Redondo Beach and on it i've drawn the open and closed areas while fishing inside the Harbor. As you can see the area along the long break wall is open to fishing while anything in the main channel or outside the green bouys is closed. The other legal fishing...
  91. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Closed Fishing Areas...

    This is a map of King Harbor in Redondo Beach and on it i've drawn the open and closed areas while fishing inside the Harbor. As you can see the area along the long break wall is open to fishing while anything in the main channel or outside the green bouys is closed. The other legal fishing...
  92. Saba Slayer

    Danger of Pre-Fishing Part II

    We had a great pre-fish yesterday with some of the Battle of the Bays participants that were not familiar with the launch and fishing the Redondo area. Frank from Hookup Baits was the hot stick... Frank was the first to get bit on the Sardine color Hookup Bait...he hooked three small...
  93. Saba Slayer

    Dangers of Pre-Fishing Part II

    We had a great pre-fish yesterday with some of the Battle of the Bays participants that were not familiar with the launch and fishing the Redondo area. Frank from Hookup Baits was the hot stick... Frank was the first to get bit on the Sardine color Hookup Bait...he hooked three small...
  94. Saba Slayer

    The Dangers of Pre-Fishing Part II

    We had a great pre-fish yesterday with some of the Battle of the Bays participants that were not familiar with the launch and fishing the Redondo area. Frank from Hookup Baits was the hot stick... Frank was the first to get bit on the Sardine color Hookup Bait...he hooked three small...
  95. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Tourney Countdown...

    The next Battle of the Bays will be on June 10th in Santa Monica Bay at the King Harbor Yacht Club. To register go to www.battleofthebays.com The non-mandatory Captain's meeting will be at Baja Fish Gear in Lomita on Saturday from 1 to 3pm. I will be giving a guided pre-fish of the area on...
  96. Saba Slayer

    The Danger of Pre-Fishing a Tournament...

    The problem with pre-fishing a tournament is that sometimes you find what you're looking for...www.battleofthebays.com This bad girl just barely fit in the kill bag...41inches and 33.6 lbs. This is Seong"s first Halibut... I gave him a pre-tied trap rig and showed him how to set up the...
  97. Saba Slayer

    The Danger of Pre-Fishing a Tournament...

    The problem with pre-fishing a tournament is that sometimes you find what you're looking for...www.battleofthebays.com This bad girl just barely fit in the kill bag...41inches and 33.6 lbs. This is Seong"s first Halibut... I gave him a pre-tied trap rig and showed him how to set up the...
  98. Saba Slayer

    4 days at Cedros for $60...

    That's right...for just a $60 entry into the Battle of the Bays Tournament you could be on your way to Cedros Island for a 4 day kayak adventure with Jeff Mariani and his Cedros Kayak Fishing. Each participant gets a drawing ticket and the winner will be drawn out of the bin on Saturday, June...
  99. Saba Slayer

    4 Days in Cedros for $60...

    That's right...for just a $60 entry into the Battle of the Bays Tournament you could be on your way to Cedros Island for a 4 day kayak adventure with Jeff Mariani and his Cedros Kayak Fishing. Each participant gets a drawing ticket and the winner will be drawn out of the bin on Saturday, June...
  100. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Tourney...more info

    The Second Round of the Battle of the Bays CCA Kayak Tournament is a little over two weeks away and we’re stuck at 28 sign-ups…Please go to www.battleofthebays.com to get some info or a link to registration. This King Harbor tournament should produce more and bigger fish than the Mission Bay...
  101. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Tourney...more info

    The Second Round of the Battle of the Bays CCA Kayak Tournament is a little over two weeks away and we’re stuck at 28 sign-ups…Please go to www.battleofthebays.com to get some info or a link to registration. This King Harbor tournament should produce more and bigger fish than the Mission Bay...
  102. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Round II

    Battle of the Bays Round 2… The Second Round of the Battle of the Bays CCA CAL kayak tournament will be in Santa Monica Bay on June 10th at the King Harbor Yacht Club from 7am to 1pm. You can register at the iAngler site or you can go to www.battleofthebays.com for info. We have 26 signed-up as...
  103. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Round II

    Battle of the Bays Round 2… The Second Round of the Battle of the Bays will be in Santa Monica Bay on June 10th at the King Harbor Yacht Club from 7am to 1pm. You can register at the iAngler site or you can go to www.battleofthebays.com for info. We have 26 signed-up as of Thursday the 18th...
  104. Saba Slayer

    Maps of the Redondo area for Battle of the Bays Tourneys

    Here are a few maps of the Redondo area to help you with the Battle of the Bays tournament on June 10th. The launch will be super easy as it's a dock type launch and the entrance of the harbor is a very safe entry and exit to the outer waters. You should get a map of the area or google some...
  105. Saba Slayer

    Pre-fishing the Battle of the Bays in King Harbor...

    Launched at King Harbor about 8am and I was done with a limit of Rockfish by 10am...there were some nice big Grumpy Rockfish biting. Lots of doubles on the AHI Squirts with a little strip of Squid. I also connected on 3 short 20" butts...I just couldn't find that legal yesterday. They...
  106. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Report...

    THANKS to all that participated in the inaugural Battle of the Bays tournament yesterday... Mother Nature tried to dampen our spirits and rain on our parade but there was too much fun to be had! By the time we launched all the SWBA boats were already on the water and we had the ramp to...
  107. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Report...

    THANKS to all that participated in the inaugural Battle of the Bays tournament yesterday... Mother Nature tried to dampen our spirits and rain on our parade but there was too much fun to be had! By the time we launched all the SWBA boats were already on the water and we had the ramp to...
  108. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays TIPS...

    Good Morning Anglers I’ve got a few YouTube here videos that might help you with the CPR format of this tournament on Saturday… This first one shows some examples on how to measure on the water…Be sure to watch the end, where the fish jumps off the board…LOL ! <iframe width="560"...
  109. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays TIPS...

    Good Morning Anglers I’ve got a few YouTube here videos that might help you with the CPR format of this tournament on Saturday… This first one shows some examples on how to measure on the water…Be sure to watch the end, where the fish jumps off the board…LOL ! <iframe width="560"...
  110. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays on-line sign-up ends at 11:59pm Wednesday

    The Battle of the Bays on-line sign-ups ends Wednesday at 11:59pm... after that...sign-ups can be made at the event on the morning of the tourney May 6th. Registration will start at 5:30am on Saturday morning. Register now at www.battleofthebays.com We have 45 anglers registered as of Monday...
  111. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays on-line sign-up ends at 11:59pm Wednesday

    The Battle of the Bays on-line sign-ups ends Wednesday at midnight... after that...sign-ups can be made at the event on the morning of the tourney May 6th. To participate in the Bass CPR format you will still need to register on the iAngler app the morning of the event...so... save yourself...
  112. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Raffle Prizes...

    Battle of the Bays Raffle prizes... Where do I start? How about with Ken at Blue Seas Fabrication? He'll be right next door to tomorrow's Captain's meeting at Fastlane Sailing Center at Dana Landing. As a raffle prize Ken is donating your choice of either a free basic Kayak SeaDek Kit or 50%...
  113. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays T-shirt design...

    Sign-up for the Battle of the Bays and get yourself one of our t-shirts... www.battleofthebays.com
  114. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays T-shirt design...

    Sign-up for the Battle of the Bays and get yourself one of our t-shirts... www.battleofthebays.com
  115. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Prizes...

    First Place in the CPR Bass division of the Battle of the Bays tournament in Mission Bay will win this plaque and a $500 gift card from Dana Landing… Second Place in the CPR Bass division will win this plaque and a $250 gift card from Baja Fish Gear… Third Place in the CPR Bass...
  116. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Prizes...

    First Place in the CPR Bass division of the Battle of the Bays tournament in Mission Bay will win this plaque and a $500 gift card from Dana Landing… Second Place in the CPR Bass division will win this plaque and a $250 gift card from Baja Fish Gear… Third Place in the CPR Bass...
  117. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Captain's meeting...

    The Captain's meeting for the Battle of the Bays tournament will be next Saturday the 29th at 10am next door to Dana Landing at Fastlane Sailing and Kayak Center. You can sign-up for the Mission Bay Tourney at the meeting ...but I urge anglers to go to www.battleofthebays.com to register and...
  118. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Captain's meeting...

    The Captain's meeting for the Battle of the Bays tournament will be next Saturday the 29th at 10am next door to Dana Landing at Fastlane Sailing and Kayak Center. You can sign-up for the Mission Bay Tourney at the meeting ...but I urge anglers to go to www.battleofthebays.com to register and...
  119. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays CCA CAL Kayak Tournament

    The Battle of the Bays tournaments are two fundraising events sponsored by the Coastal Conservation Association California. The first event will take place on May 6th in Mission Bay at Fastlane Kayaks at Dana Landing. You can find information and registration at www.battleofthebays.com or at...
  120. Saba Slayer

    And the Winner is....?

    We were at the South Bay Anglers club meeting last night and we had Pam from FishDope pull the winning ticket for the Phenix Rod give away to the first twenty that signed up for the Battle of the Bays Mission Bay Tournament. <iframe width="560" height="315"...
  121. Saba Slayer

    And the winner is...

    We were at the South Bay Anglers club meeting last night and we had Pam from FishDope pull the winning ticket for the Phenix Rod give away for the first twenty that signed up for the Battle of the Bays Mission Bay Tournament. <iframe width="560" height="315"...
  122. Saba Slayer

    BATTLE OF THE BAYS...first 20 to sign-up...

    THANKS KAYAKERS...WE GOT OUR FIRST 20 SIGNED-UP AND WE'LL PICK THE WINNING TICKET TODAY... WEDNESDAY THE 19TH. I'll post the winner on the CCA CAL Facebook page and I'll also email the winner. PROMAR/AHI has stepped up and offered another incentive to the second group of twenty anglers 20 that...
  123. Saba Slayer

    Hobie PA 14 for Sale

    2014 Hobie Pro Angler 14' with Turbo-Fin Mirage Drive with the Glide Technology. This boat is in good shape and has been fished a lot. You can buy it stripped down for $2100 or with all the bells and whistles for $2700. For $2700 you'll get....... -Hobie bait Tank with...
  124. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays CCA CAL Kayak Tournament

    The Battle of the Bays Tournaments are fundraisers for the Coastal Conservation Association. We're working with CCA money to fund these events...t-shirts, lunch, plaques, PayPal, and the printing of the flyers is coming out of the registration funds collected. We need at least 30 anglers signed...
  125. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays CCA CAL Kayak Tournament

    The Battle of the Bays Tournaments are fundraisers for the Coastal Conservation Association. We're working with CCA money to fund these events...t-shirts, lunch, plaques, PayPal, and the printing of the flyers is coming out of the registration funds collected. We need at least 30 anglers signed...
  126. Saba Slayer

    4th Place at Battle of the Bays

    The Fourth Place winner of the Battle the Bays Mission Bay Tournament will bring home this beautiful wooden plaque and a $75 Gift Certificate from Promar/AHI... For our raffle, Promar and AHI have also donated a few of their hook resistant landing nets... and lots of the new Live Deception...
  127. Saba Slayer

    4th place at Battle the Bays...

    The Fourth Place winner of the Battle the Bays Mission Bay Tournament will bring home this beautiful wooden plaque and a $75 Gift Certificate from Promar/AHI... For our raffle, Promar and AHI have also donated a few of their hook resistant landing nets... and lots of the new Live Deception...
  128. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Prizes at Del Mar...

    Del Mar was very very good to the Battle of the Bays Raffle Prizes... To register for the tournaments go to www.battleofthebays.com. Berkley/Penn Fishing has donated a Fathom Reel FTH 15 LDZ and 9-25yd. spools of ProSpec Fluorocarbon and one spool of 500yds of 50lbs. ProSpec Braid. CalStar...
  129. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Prizes at Del Mar...

    Del Mar was very very good to the Battle of the Bays Raffle Prizes... To register for the tournaments go to www.battleofthebays.com. Berkley/Penn Fishing has donated a Fathom Reel FTH 15 LDZ and 9-25yd. spools of ProSpec Fluorocarbon and one spool of 500yds of 50lbs. ProSpec Braid. CalStar...
  130. Saba Slayer

    New Raffle Prizes for Battle of the Bays...

    Hobie, Southwind Kayaks, and Fastlane Sailing Center have donated 2 Mirage i11s inflatable kayaks as the top raffle prizes for each event at Mission Bay and Santa Monica Bay...that's a $2149 value...
  131. Saba Slayer

    New Raffle Prizes for Battle of the Bays...

    Hobie, Southwind Kayaks, and Fastlane Sailing Center have donated 2 Mirage i11s inflatable kayaks as the top raffle prizes for each event at Mission Bay and Santa Monica Bay...that's a $2149 value...
  132. Saba Slayer

    MPA Baseline Monitoring Reporting

    The CDFW will be hosting a series of informal community gatherings to learn about key findings from marine protected area (MPA) baseline monitoring conducted in the region. To learn more visit... http://oceanspaces.org/scsotr March 21st from 1 to 3pm at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro...
  133. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Prizes...

    Here is a preview of the prizes that have arrived so far...and the Del Mar show will produce some more sponsors and prizes...I'll update after the Del Mar show. Jim / Saba Slayer
  134. Saba Slayer

    Hawg Troughs for Battle of the Bays

    If you're thinking about participating in the Battle of the Bays tournaments you'll need a hawg trough. OEX and Lobster Port will have them at the Del Mar Fred Hall Shows. If you purchase a hawg trough at the show, CCA CAL will give you some free foam pre-cut to fit the grooves on your trough to...
  135. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays and hawg troughs

    If you're thinking about participating in the Battle of the Bays tournaments you'll need a hawg trough. OEX and Lobster Port will have them at the Del Mar Fred Hall Shows. If you purchase a hawg trough at the show, CCA CAL will give you some free foam pre-cut to fit the grooves on your trough to...
  136. Saba Slayer

    SUPs are included in the Battle of the Bays

    Sup's, Float Tubes, Canoes, and Kayaks are allowed in both of the Battle of the Bays CCA Tournaments on May 6th and June 10th. Info and registration at battleofthebays.com
  137. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays award plaques

    The Battle of the Bays Tournament award plaques came in during the Fred Hall Show last week. They look great... nice work Charles / Tattuna! Thank you for all your art work and volunteer time! And thanks to Dell Awards for some nice engraving. For info or registration go to...
  138. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays award plaques

    The Battle of the Bays Tournament award plaques came in during the Fred Hall Show last week. They look great, nice work Charles / Tattuna! Thank you for all your art work and volunteer time! And thanks to Dell Awards for some nice engraving. For info or registration go to...
  139. Saba Slayer

    CCA CAL $50 Package at the Fred Hall Show Long Beach

    CCA CAL has put together another great package for anglers that join the Coastal Conservation Association at the Fred Hall Shows. This package is available for $50 at the CCA CAL membership tent which will be outside the will-call booth at the Long Beach Show starting March 1st. Here is a list...
  140. Saba Slayer

    Float Tubes, SUPs, Canoe's, and Kayaks...

    Float Tubes, SUPs, Canoe's, and Kayaks are allowed in the Battle of the Bays tournaments...electric motors are also allowed. Live or Dead Bait, Alabama Rigs, and Scents can be used. www.battleofthebays.com Jim / Saba Slayer
  141. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Sponsors...

    The Battle of the Bays sponsor list is getting to be quite impressive and we haven't even visited with all the exhibitors at the Fred Hall Shows yet. We have so many sponsors coming on board that I'm starting to make up extra categories such as biggest Halibut, Biggest Sand Bass and Biggest...
  142. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Sponsor List...

    The Battle of the Bays sponsor list is getting to be quite impressive and we haven't even visited with all the exhibitors at the Fred Hall Shows yet. www.battleofthebays.com We have so many sponsors coming on board that I'm starting to make up extra categories such as biggest Halibut, Biggest...
  143. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Prizes...

    Steve Pinard has generously offered to sponsor two $500 gift cards to Dana Landing as the first place prize for both Battle of the Bays Kayak Tournaments. Regardless of the number of anglers participating in each event we will provide the following prizes for each of the top 4 finishers. Baja...
  144. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays Prizes...

    Steve Pinard has generously offered to sponsor two $500 gift cards to Dana Landing as the first place prize for both Battle of the Bays Tournaments.:you_rock: Regardless of the number of anglers participating in each event we will provide the following prizes for each of the top 4 finishers...
  145. Saba Slayer

    CCA CAL at the Long Beach Show

    The Coastal Conservation Association of California will have our membership tent in front of the will-call windows at the Fred Hall Long Beach Show again this year. The L. A. Chapter through the coordination of it’s president John Ballotti will be staffing the tent with volunteers to sign-up...
  146. Saba Slayer

    Cedros Kayak Fishing

    Come and fish the beautiful waters of Cedros Island, for just the price of entry and participation in either CCA CAL Kayak Tournament. Go to www.battleofthebays.com for info and registration Your odds will be really good on this drawing...especially if you fish both tourneys... For just...
  147. Saba Slayer

    Cedros on a Kayak

    Come and fish the beautiful waters of Cedros Island, for just the price of entry and participation in either CCA CAL Kayak Tournament. Go to www.battleofthebays.com for info and registration Your odds will be really good on this drawing...especially if you fish both tourneys... For just...
  148. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays is coming......

    The Battle of the Bays Tournament is up and running on the iAngler site. Please check it out... http://www.ianglertournament.com/battle-bays-mission-bay Jim / Saba Slayer
  149. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays

    The Battle of the Bays Tournament is up and running on the iAngler site. Please check it out... http://www.ianglertournament.com/battle-bays-mission-bay Jim / Saba Slayer
  150. Saba Slayer

    Sailing the Hobie TI

    I know I must need to have my head checked...I went out without a fishing pole yesterday... The wife and I needed some R&R time so we put the new Tandem Island in the water for her first sail. WOW...what fun and so much room on that beautiful boat... The wind was a little weak...
  151. Saba Slayer

    WSB in Dana Point...

    If any body is interested in helping to get the Dana Point White Sea Bass grow-out pens back up and running please contact [email protected] and I'll connect you with the right folks. John Reardon (ORHEP chair and WSB Rep), Rick Jensen (Sportfishing Financial), and Steve Mote (San Diego...
  152. Saba Slayer

    Team Sewer Kicks Butt...

    Team Sewer makes the Hobie Fishing Blog Pages.... http://www.hobiecat.com/blog/team-sewers-halibut-tips-and-tricks,733/ Even after giving away some tips and tricks...I predict Team Sewer will win the Big Fish side pots at both Battle of the Bays events...and may even have a bigger Bass bag...
  153. Saba Slayer

    Islander Mothership trips...

    I contacted Juliet at Islander Sportfishing about participating in the Battle of the Bays Tournament and this sad new was her reply... Hi Jim, Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately at this time we do not have any kayak trips scheduled. We're not sure if these will be moving forward...
  154. Saba Slayer

    Got My Hawg Trough y'all

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  155. Saba Slayer

    Got My Hawg Trough y'all

    My Hawg Trough arrived... I'll give it a try this weekend and hopefully put a few bass on it and get a few photos. I've gotta see if it's as easy to lose your fish as this guy makes it look.. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qyVLD_ImnOI" frameborder="0"...
  156. Saba Slayer

    Join the CCA CAL and get $40 ?

    Yes it's true...Join the Coastal Conservation Association of California this Saturday morning for $30 at Dana Landing and get a $40 gift certificate to spend at Dana Landing. Sounds like a "Win Win" situation to me...! Jim / Saba Slayer
  157. Saba Slayer

    Battle of the Bays is coming......

    The Battle of the Bays is coming to Southern California...Tournament info and registration information will be posted soon on the www.ccacalifornia.org website. Jim / Saba Slayer
  158. Saba Slayer

    The Battle of the Bays is coming......

    The Battle of the Bays is coming to Southern California...Tournament info and registration information will be posted soon on the www.ccacalifornia.org website. Jim / Saba Slayer
  159. Saba Slayer

    Last day for Rockfish...

    Today was my last day for Rockfish for this year (our season closes in Jan. and Feb.) and I really had to work hard for them...Thursday looks good and then Friday and Saturday look pretty wet and windy...so go get em' if you can. Those off-shore winds were a pain in the ass again this morning...
  160. Saba Slayer

    Ho Ho Ho...!

    HO HO HO...! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my BD friends! Jim / Saba Slayer
  161. Saba Slayer

    Rockfishin' in the rain...

    This storm blew in a lot faster than we thought it would... Another midweek Redondo Fish Taco adventure...Slight off-shore winds in the morning and it was easy to feel the bottom and the light bites. Once again it was tough to hold bottom at 230' and almost impossible to react to the bites in...
  162. Saba Slayer

    Volunteer needed for WSB in Redondo...

    The Redondo Grow-out pools received about 3000 new fish Saturday from HSWRI in Carlsbad. We need a volunteer to work for about 45min. on one Thursday a month cleaning and feeding our baby White Sea Bass. Please PM me if you are interested in participating in this historic program...
  163. Saba Slayer

    Rockfishin' Redondo

    Sunday started off with some pretty good offshore winds that made it tough to stay on the spots and the sonar fish-marks...I had a first time kayaker and fisherman out with us on one of the PA 14s...I think he's ready to get a kayak after the beautiful day we had yesterday. That Pro Angler makes...
  164. Saba Slayer

    Santa made an early delivery to PV

    Santa got in his Tahoe and made an early delivery to Palos Verdes Wednesday... The packaging wasn't much of a surprise... Although two brand new 180 Drives...is the real bonus gift... The Hibiscus color is pretty cool with the Tequila Sunrise sail colors... TI and AI waiting for...
  165. Saba Slayer

    WSB in So Cal...

    Here is a quick update on the White Sea Bass Program for our BD and CCA CAL members… HSWRI has been making their winter deliveries of baby White Sea Bass these first two weeks of December. Fish have already been delivered to Southwest Yacht Club, Channel Islands Harbor and Marina Del Rey...
  166. Saba Slayer

    2014 Hobie Pro Angler 14'

    2014 Pro Angler 14' for sale...$2700 for a stock PA with the standard Hobie gear. Vantage Seat, Paddle, Hatch Liner, Tackle Management Rack with Plano boxes, and Turbo Fin Mirage Drive. There are Gear Tracks on both mounting boards with Scotty Gear Head adapters and also a Scotty Deck Mount on...
  167. Saba Slayer

    "Battle of the Bays"

    Good News.... The CCA CAL State Board met last Wednesday at AFTCO and approved the budget to fund the “Battle of the Bays” CCA CAL Kayak Fishing Tournament. I’ve promised them it will be a “break even” or a $fund raising event and I hope to keep that promise to the board with the support of all...
  168. Saba Slayer

    Kayak Tourneys...?

    Is anyone familiar with the CPR (catch, photo. and release) method using a Hawg Trough? It's a method used in most of the Hobie World Tournaments and all over the Eastern and Southern USA ... It utilizes an app for your phone from iAngler. You catch your fish, put it on the board and...
  169. Saba Slayer

    CCA Crawfish Boil TODAY...

    Come and join in the delicious fun this Sunday from 11am to 4pm at the Cypress Community Center for a CCA CAL Orange County Chapter fundraiser. Besides the crawfish there will be chicken, sausage, corn , potatoes, and cornbread...drinks, including beer and wine are included...raffle tickets...
  170. Saba Slayer

    Lobster Ceviche...

    First time I've tried using Lobster and Squid in this recipe...It worked out to be Delicious...! Before... ...and After... Jim / Saba Slayer
  171. Saba Slayer

    Crawfish boil in the OC this Sunday the 6th

    Come and join in the delicious fun this Sunday from 11am to 4pm at the Cypress Community Center for a CCA CAL Orange County Chapter fundraiser. Besides the crawfish there will be chicken, sausage, corn , potatoes, and cornbread...drinks, including beer and wine are included...raffle tickets...
  172. Saba Slayer

    CCA CAL in Ventura County

    CCA CAL hasn't forgotten about our friends in Ventura County...we're having our first open meeting of the Ventura Chapter on Wednesday night at Pizza Man Dan's in Oxnard at 1601 S. Victoria Ave starting at 6pm. Please come by and see what CCA CAL is all about and join in the raffle to win some...
  173. Saba Slayer

    Promar FREE Hoopnet Seminars

    It's that time of year again...Lobster Season starts on October 1st. Promar will be doing FREE Hoop Net Seminars at the following list of local tackle stores and vendors.... I'll have some Promar bags to give away with Fish Taco/Sportfishing magazines, stickers, CCA mags...some hats and...
  174. Saba Slayer

    Silver Lake / June Lake Loop 9/5 thru 12

    WOW....words aren't enough for this beautiful place so this report is VERY picture heavy... The Hobies are ready for another road trip up Hwys 14 and 395 to the June Lake Loop and Silver Lake... Campsite # 20...across from the lake with beach parking... The view from the Silver Lake...
  175. Saba Slayer

    Redondo WSB

    It's that time of year again and our WSB babies are ready to be released again. This is from Rich Ford…he and John Whittaker run the WSB grow-out tanks in Redondo… "We will release our fish August 6. Hubbs will be there at 9AM . We will have 2 times for people to help. 930 AM and 1230PM...
  176. Saba Slayer

    Easy Loader Trailers...?

    I guess the Easy Loader Trailers are also "Easy Unloader Trailers"... Slowed down the launch at Cabrillo yesterday morning...at least until high tide...! Jim / Saba Slayer
  177. Saba Slayer

    Bluefish Tuna...?

    Morons...can't even get the name of the fish correct...!!! Jim / Saba Slayer
  178. Saba Slayer

    Gaffed a Butt on the AI...

    Finally caught my first gaffable fish on the Adventure Island. I've caught some bass and Bonito and tons of bait but nothing big enough to gaff. It's hard to stop sailing and just fish sometimes...you just get that "need for speed"! That thing is a blast to land a fish on...I fought the fish...
  179. Saba Slayer

    DFG Commission Adopts new Lobster Regs...

    The DFG Commission met yesterday in lovely HOT Bakersfield...I was at the meeting to make a couple of statements along with Wayne Kotow and Wendy Tochihara from the CCA CAL. The Department and the Lobster Advisory Committee have been working on a Fishery Management Plan and a regulatory package...
  180. Saba Slayer

    Eastern Sierra Kayak Report 5/28 - 6/1

    395...the road to a small slice of Heaven... The weather was a little funky for the first day. That didn't stop Denis from tossing a line out with a nightcrawler...instant bite by a nice little Brown Trout...first bait, first fish...things are looking good even with the adverse weather...
  181. Saba Slayer

    CCA BBQ Saturday

    OK...I'm not above pleading or begging... The L.A. Chapter of the CCA CAL is having their big fundraiser this Saturday and it's an opportunity to support CCA with something we sorely need...Memberships and Money...! The CCA is a grass-roots organization and it's supported my it's members. The...
  182. Saba Slayer

    WSB in Redondo?

    The Redondo WSB Grow-out tanks received 4000 baby WSB yesterday and we'll get another 4000 this afternoon. Jim / Saba Slayer
  183. Saba Slayer

    Return your Lobster Report Card

    Last week to return your Lobster Report Card.... Thank you for purchasing a 2015 Spiny Lobster Report Card. We hope you had a great time fishing in California. This is a final reminder to submit your 2015 Spiny Lobster Report Card(s). You are required by regulation to return your report card(s)...
  184. Saba Slayer

    Rockfish and Lings at San Miguel

    Promar/AHI had their annual charter this weekend...we had about 30 friends, family, and work associates on the Pacific Islander out of Oxnard. It was blowing pretty good when we got to the landing at about 8:30pm. I was a little worried about my neighbor and his son being out on their first...
  185. Saba Slayer

    "I consider them PERMANENT CONSERVATION AREAS!”...

    At yesterdays Fish and Game Commission meeting Eric Sklar (president of the commission) made some very disturbing statements after the public comments on the MPA reviews. The Commission and Department Staff were discussing the plan to change the MPA’s to a 10 year state wide review rather than...
  186. Saba Slayer

    MDR Halibut Derby

    It looks like Tony is going to Alaska... Thanks for representing CCA CAL, Hobie, and the kayak fishing community...a kayaker spanked all those big boats...Good Job Tony...! Imagine the bonus size if a kayaker could keep a halibut alive for the weigh-in. Jim / Saba Slayer
  187. Saba Slayer

    Cedros 3-31

    Thursday morning we woke up to a howling wind... and for the first time all week we needed to time our launch. Lots of wind swell as we peddled upwind. We peddled all the way to the last point in the photo and then we let the wind push us back to the launch. The Calicos were all over the...
  188. Saba Slayer

    Cedros 3-30

    Wednesday, our second day of kayak fishing...we launched at the north end of the salt factory and looked around with Rapallas and iron for some early season Yellowtail. Getting the kayaks rigged at the south end of the island by the salt factory. The surf launches on the leeward side of this...
  189. Saba Slayer

    Cedros 3-29

    La Playa at the North end of town... Because of the rough roads, they have to travel with the yaks upside-down, which makes for just a few extra minutes of rigging time. You can see the killer surf launch in the background! There was lots of Calico action on the smaller to medium models...
  190. Saba Slayer

    Cedros 3-28

    I really had a lot of fun visiting and fishing Cedros Island last week and I want to share my trip...There'll be lots of photos so I'll try and keep the descriptions to a minimum. The Island has a lot of similarities to Catalina.. it's about 25 miles off the mainland it's about the same...
  191. Saba Slayer

    Linguado at Cedros Island...

    This is just a teaser...I have a bunch of stills and I'll do a complete report soon. The trip was a blast... the Calico fishing is great by So Cal standards even though the locals said it was poor fishing...my fingers were shredded...those Bass down there, really have some big teeth. We caught...
  192. Saba Slayer

    NEW Proposed Lobster Reg...

    The DFW Marine Resources meeting was Monday at the Los Alamitos office. I attended the meeting for CCA CAL along with Wayne Kotow our Executive Director and Big Joe Exline. During one of the breaks in the meeting we had an opportunity to talk with warden Lt. Bob P. about one of the upcoming...
  193. Saba Slayer

    LOBSTER...

    Please return your Lobster Report Card. The 2015-16 Lobster Season ended at midnight on Wednesday the 16th. The data on the report card is very important to me and the other recreational reps on the Lobster Advisory Committee for the Fishery Management Plan for Spiny Lobster. It is the only...
  194. Saba Slayer

    Follow-up on WSB Release

    THANKS again to all that participated...!!! I received this from Rich Ford at the Redondo WSB grow-out pools today… We released 2773 fish on March 12. We had 2 morts on release. During the 5 months we had fish we lost 13 fish, most were culls or jumpers. . Hubbs and DFW had 75 for exam for...
  195. Saba Slayer

    WSB Release in REDONDO Saturday the 12th

    It's that time again...our babies have outgrown their tanks in Redondo and they need to be set free to grow-up and be caught by our So. Cal Anglers. These are some big fish, averaging at least 12" long...these are some of the biggest WSB I've ever released. We'll need a bunch of volunters. Since...
  196. Saba Slayer

    CCA CAL help needed at FHS Wednesday

    CCA CAL needs to distribute a bunch of "I Support CCA" signs to various vendors Wednesday morning about an hour before the show starts. I need one more volunteer for the crew of 5...I could use someone that's familiar with the layout of the show. It's a short job and you should be done by the...
  197. Saba Slayer

    King Harbor Boat Ramp...?

    There was an informal meeting in Redondo today about the boat ramp proposals being considered. The Coastal Commission is requiring the city of Redondo to add a boat ramp for increased public access as part of the waterfront remodel project permit. The Redondo Beach Waterfront Director Steven...
  198. Saba Slayer

    Poor Sea Lions...

    Kinda Breaks your heart to hear the population is dwindling..............Not...! Jim / Saba Slayer
  199. Saba Slayer

    Hobie test drives @ FHS Long Beach

    Hobie will have some kayaks in the lagoon at the Long Beach Fred Hall Show available for "test drives". If you've never been in a Hobie this is a great opportunity to try out that comfortable Vantage seat and the Mirage Drive and see how stable those PA's are. Tim Krane and Kevin Nakada will...
  200. Saba Slayer

    Hobie Seminars at Fred Hall Long Beach

    This is the seminar schedule for the Hobie Seminar stage at the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach. The seminar area will be at the back of the main hall near the kayak displays and the stairs to the Pine Street entrance. Hobie will also have some boats in the lagoon outside the convention center so...
  201. Saba Slayer

    Scotty Power Puller on the AI

    Here's a short video of my first test of the Scotty Power Puller on the Hobie Adventure Island. YouTube didn't like the Dylan track I posted...so... sorry, no soundtrack. It was a beautiful day but there was no current...so all I got was a small Rockfish...(yes he survived and swam back down)...
  202. Saba Slayer

    WSB Sampling

    The Redondo WSB Growout tanks will be releasing fish in mid March so Hubbs came by this week to do some sampling to check the health of our fish. They netted about 100 fish... The fish get anesthetized in a small tub to keep them from being damaged while handling them. Once knocked out...
  203. Saba Slayer

    Fish and Game Commission Vacancies...

    I received this from SAC a couple of days ago. I personally feel that Don Hanson has the experience and knowledge to honestly represent the citizens of California on the Fish and Game Commission and he will help protect our resources...Please take the time to send a letter or two in his...
  204. Saba Slayer

    WSB Heads

    CCA CAL is printing new WSB stickers to promote the return of WSB heads to check for tags. We really want to revive the program and encourage fishermen to turn in their WSB heads. This new design has included our CCA CAL logo on the bottom of the sticker I don't want to get into another pissing...
  205. Saba Slayer

    Adventure Island...First Splash

    The AI is FUN...FUN...FUN...! <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uIq9awVId78" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> I visited the Sewer and Hurricane Gulch for the first splash.. It was a beautiful day but Hurricane gulch didn't live up to it's...
  206. Saba Slayer

    Bend over...here it comes again...!

    WOW...thanks DFW...just change the rules whenever it suits you and your budget...! CA regulators plan to do regional reviews of MPAs only once a decade by Dan Bacher State officials had originally planned to conduct a regional review of the so-called “marine protected areas” created under...
  207. Saba Slayer

    Adventure Island...my new ride

    Visited the warehouse in Oceanside for the first time Tuesday to pick up my new Hobie Fishing Team Boat... That's a bunch of Hobies...and there's a lot of fun waiting in those two boxes. Set her up today and now she's ready for a fishfinder and a battery installation tomorrow...
  208. Saba Slayer

    Lobster FMP

    F.Y.I...... Greetings fish and wildlife stakeholder, The Commission would like to notify you of its intent to adopt a fishery management plan (FMP) for the California spiny lobster fishery. The draft California Spiny Lobster FMP may be accessed at...
  209. Saba Slayer

    WSB in Carlsbad

    Wayne Kotow and I met with some of the staff at HSWRI in Carlsbad yesterday to talk about CCA's collaboration on the search for a new species to add to the replenishment program. To help the HSWRI staff, CCA CAL will be conducting a survey with the Southern California recreational anglers at...
  210. Saba Slayer

    Happy Kids/New Year...!

    The tribe next door went fishing on the Saba Slayer for their first time today...they've had many offers during this last El Nino'... but with sports and school and all they just couldn't make it until today...We had a blast...a quick 2 hour trip...my theory is leave em' wanting more rather than...
  211. Saba Slayer

    Merry Bugmass...Ho Ho Ho !

    Merry Christmas to all my BD friends...! Jim / Saba Slayer
  212. Saba Slayer

    Hooping Help...?

    Anybody looking for a hooping boat Ho...She's got her own gloves...? Jim / Saba Slayer
  213. Saba Slayer

    December 9th Fish and Game Commission meeting...

    Wayne Kotow (CCA CAL Executive Director, Al Stasukevich (LAC Recreational Rep.), Joe Exline, and myself (LAC Rec Rep and CCA CAL Board) were at the meeting and made statements on behalf of the Recreational sector as relates to the Lobster FMP and the Proposed Regulations. As usual Dana from...
  214. Saba Slayer

    Happy Buggy Thankgiving...!

    To all my BD Friends...Please Enjoy your Family and Friends and have a Great Thanksgiving...! Jim / Saba Slayer
  215. Saba Slayer

    Lobster Fishery Management Plan...

    Here is the latest info from the DFW on the Lobster FMP... The Department is pleased to announce that a Draft CA Lobster FMP will be delivered to the Commission at Its December meeting. At the Fish and Game Commission (Commission) meeting in San Diego on December 9th, the Department of Fish...
  216. Saba Slayer

    CCA CAL L.A. Meeting

    What a great success! Thanks to the BD members that attended...We signed up over 30 new CCA CAL members and we had over 80 people at the meeting. The Tacos were delicious...the beer was cold...and the "Raffle"/Drawing was Fun! John, Wayne, and Pat talked about the CCA and our current...
  217. Saba Slayer

    CCA CAL L.A. Open Meeting Wednesday 11th @6:30pm

    It's not a fish report...but...I wanted to get those guys that don't look at the Chit Chat board... It's Monday and you have plenty of time to clear your schedule (there's no NFL on TV) to attend the CCA CAL Los Angeles Chapter's first open meeting on Wednesday night at 6:30pm. The LA Chapter is...
  218. Saba Slayer

    CCA CAL L.A. Chapter Open Meeting Wednesday @ 6:30pm

    It's Monday and you have plenty of time to clear your schedule (there's no NFL on TV) to attend the CCA CAL Los Angeles Chapter's first open meeting on Wednesday night at 6:30pm. The LA Chapter is the first to form in California and we want to show the state and national that we are here to stay...
  219. Saba Slayer

    Workin' on the Future...

    The weather was perfect... the Bones were biting...and the Whales were everywhere! We got 2 young fishermen hooked this weekend. Jason and JJ were out first. We dropped a few nets for some daytime crabbin' and then we started trolling to find some Bonito. It didn't take long to have a few...
  220. Saba Slayer

    CCA L.A. Chapter open meeting Raffle

    The list of participating supporters for the raffle at the L.A. Chapter OPEN meeting on November 11th is looking pretty good...Add some tacos and beer...how can you go wrong on a Wednesday night? $50 AFTCO gift certs...Diawa Rods...AHI Sabiki rod...Promar Halibut net...Engel...
  221. Saba Slayer

    CCA CAL L. A. Chapter Open Meeting

    Here is the first of a few announcements for the first CCA CAL L.A. Chapter Meeting on November 11th....It's open to everyone...you don't have to be a member...you can join at the meeting. Bring some cash...we'll have a Taco Truck, Beer, and a raffle...so how can you go wrong? I'll post up...
  222. Saba Slayer

    El Nino'

    What a crazy season...The Looper and his friend catching Bullet Tuna on the fly in the Santa Monica Bay..? Yesterday I caught Skipjack in the middle of the Redondo Canyon mixed in with the Bonito...? Well...I guess we might as well enjoy the bounty of the sea that we've been given...
  223. Saba Slayer

    Hooping Seminar at Torrance Sport Chalet Saturday

    Promar will present a Lobster and Crab hoopnet seminar this Saturday at the Sport Chalet in Torrance at noon...Come on by, we'll have lots of give aways...an Eclipse net w/ an Eclipse rigging kit and a 32" flat net, along with a Bait Tube, a Bait Suspender, and some Promar hats and beanies. I'll...
  224. Saba Slayer

    Free Promar Lobster Seminars...

    It's that time of year again...Lobster season starts October 3rd! As usual Promar will be having free Lobster Hoopnet Seminars as various tackle stores in So Cal...come on by and learn a few tips or share some new info...I'll have a 32' Classic style flat net and and an Eclipse conical style net...
  225. Saba Slayer

    The Kid's first yellows...

    Today was supposed to be my neighbor's first trip for tuna on his skiff. From the reports on FishDope it looked like the fish had moved south of Oceanside so we changed our plans and went hunting for the local Yellows at the Horseshoe. We had a few issues with the boat this morning...the GPS...
  226. Saba Slayer

    Redondo Hoist ?

    As many of you all ready know... the boat launch hoist at King Harbor in Redono Beach has been broken since January. The City seems to be draging its feet about fixing the hoist since it's hoping the new remodel of the area will take place soon..."fat chance" ! They raised the parking lot prices...
  227. Saba Slayer

    Full Scoop ONLY...

    Launched out of Cabrillo on my neighbors skiff this morning around 6:30am. Went straight to the receiver to buy a half scoop of sardines in case we got lucky and saw or metered some Yellows. We had one boat in front of us that was leaving as we pulled up to the receiver. A party boat was loading...
  228. Saba Slayer

    THANKS from the CCA-CAL !

    THANKS!!!... to all those anglers that joined the CCA-CAL at the Fred Hall Shows. And a Special Thanks to all the Volunteers that helped at the CCA tent or with the sign handouts at Long Beach. We signed up about 1400 new members at both shows. We aimed big and we were hoping to sign up 2000...
  229. Saba Slayer

    CCA-CAL at the Del Mar Fred Hall Show

    Yea...I know I sound like a broken record...but that's how this volunteer stuff gets done! The Fred Hall Show starts in Del Mar next Thursday and the CCA-CAL membership sign-up tent is in need of some volunteers throughout the 4 days of the show. We are asking for three hour commitments at the...
  230. Saba Slayer

    CCA-CAL Membership Savings and Incentive Booklet...

    The best value at the Fred Hall Show is joining the CCA. We will have a tent in front of the ticket booths at the Long Beach Show. For a $50 donation you’ll get your entry to the show (a $16 value) your annual membership to the CCA (a $30 value) a copy of the “Tide”, the CCA’s quarterly news...
  231. Saba Slayer

    2 volunteers needed for Wed. @ Fred Hall show

    Two of the volunteers we had lined up for Wednesday changed their plans...so I'm looking for 2 volunteers that are available about 2 hours before the Fred Hall Show starts. Its a quick job handing out "I Support CCA" signs to a list of vendors before the show opens. The show opens at 1pm...
  232. Saba Slayer

    CCA-CAL volunteers needed

    The CCA (Coastal Conservation Association) needs some volunteers at the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach to help with our launch of this new important angler's organization. Our Goal is...CONSERVING THE RESOURCE AND THE ANGLERS ACCESS TO IT. We're looking for volunteers to work a three hour shift...
  233. Saba Slayer

    CCA-CAL and the Fred Hall Show

    The "Best Deal" at the Fred Hall Show is to join the CCA-CAL... That's the Coastal Conservation Association. Sunday, Pete Gray and Rick Maxa on "Let's Talk Hook-Up" along with Bill Shedd from AFTCO did a full special on the launch of the CCA at the Long Beach Fred Hall Show. Pat McDonald at...
  234. Saba Slayer

    Humpin' and Fishin'

    If you've never seen a Whale from your kayak...now is the time...! There were three whales within easy peddling/paddling distance yesterday. They are so close and this mother and baby...if you zoom in you can see the baby's tail next to moms back....have been here for a couple of weekends...
  235. Saba Slayer

    Nets for Sale Cheap

    Nets for Sale Cheap....I didn't limit in the first 4 nets last night...guess I should "hang it up"...Then I had to do an Easter egg hunt for 1 that got pulled into deep water...This is too much work...LOL!!! Then the nets started coming up with some legal bugs in them. I scored another nice 5...
  236. Saba Slayer

    A Whale tale...

    Finally a kayak report from me. I pulled the boat out after 3 months in the water and she really needed some bottom cleaning and TLC...so... with that beautiful So. Cal winter weather that couldn't be resisted, the Hobie PA 14 got a trip out to the reef. I launched about 4pm and there was quite...
  237. Saba Slayer

    Great start to the New Year...

    What a great start to the New Year... A beautiful evening, no swell, just a little wind at sunset, then it just flattened out for a perfect night! As we pulled up to the reef a pair of Whales (Mom and Baby) surfaced nearby and did a synchronized deep dive with both flukes out of the water...
  238. Saba Slayer

    WFO Bones and Birds

    It was WFO Bones and Birds yesterday...I was out testing the Okuma Water Wolf camera again. It worked great again. I tried using it as deep as 260' yesterday for some Sand Dab footage. I'm still a little leery about using it near any reefs for rockfish yet, so I tried it in the sand and hard...
  239. Saba Slayer

    Boxers Day Buggin'

    It was a little bumpy before sunset but it flattened out nicely. Not a soul on the water tonight..Damn Sea Lions were a PITA!!!! They just wouldn't get close enough after I got in one good neck shot with the wrist rocket and paint ball. I put a Big one in the cooler tonight...one drop 5 nets =...
  240. Saba Slayer

    MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my BD family and friends!!! Jim / Saba Slayer
  241. Saba Slayer

    WFO Bones and Camera Test

    WFO Bones off PV...after I limited, I tested the Okuma Water Wolf camera today...it's a fun little underwater camera. The camera is set up for fishing so you don't need to make any special custom rigs...it's ready to go right out of the box. It's worked great editing with the MAC and I posted...
  242. Saba Slayer

    When the Waves are Tall...the Bugs will crawl...

    Last night was good...the big swell had the Bugs crawling and they put out limits on both ends of the SMB. My friend texted me at 6:30 saying that they had limited, out of MDR...I was getting back into the slip myself, just in time to enjoy the fireworks show from Manhattan Beach. I didn't...
  243. Saba Slayer

    Calm before the Storm...

    Had a solo trip last night since Shawn had some family issues at the last minute...Sorry Buddy...you missed out! It was a little bumpy until the sun set, then it calmed down and flattened out a bit, although that big swell would roll through every once in a while... It was a great night...
  244. Saba Slayer

    Bonito...a kid's best friend

    Bonito...a kids best friend. I took the neighbor and his son out Bonito fishing today. We fished till his arms were sore...he caught the biggest Bonito and the biggest Red Rock Fish today, and he made sure we knew he was the 'hot stick'. A beautiful day on the pond getting another kid...
  245. Saba Slayer

    Bones and Bugs

    Last night was just another beautiful night in the SM Bay...flat calm water until about 7:30pm when that wind swell from the Malibu area finally made it down here. It was a really fun night we had double limits and threw 6 legals back and we started off about an hour before the sunset with some...
  246. Saba Slayer

    2014 Hobie Outback For Sale

    2014 Hobie Outback For Sale Almost brand new…purchased in May and used very little. No surf launches and no scratches… No Holes and no rigging. This is a bare-bones yak ready to be customized as you like. The Mirage drive is the standard type and NOT Turbo-fins. Kayak & Mirage Drive...
  247. Saba Slayer

    My Favorite Time of Year...

    This is my favorite time of the year...easy limits of Bonito doing backflips out of the water to chase the hooch daisy chain...a chance at a big local Yellow on the iron...and lots of crawling Bugs....add some flat calm water in Lake Palos Verdes, some warm Santa Ana winds, and a full...
  248. Saba Slayer

    Marine Resources Committee meeting Wednesday

    The DFG Marine Resources Committee meets tomorrow morning in Los Alamitios. Below is the agenda... Meeting Agenda* November 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m. West Ed Building Ed Meyers Classroom 4655 Lampson Ave., Suite A, Los Alamitos, CA 90720 * All agenda items are informational and/or discussion only...
  249. Saba Slayer

    Toyota Tacoma For Sale

    I'm selling my Toyota kayak hauler... This 2005 Tacoma is a good running clean truck that was well maintained. It has a 4cyl. motor with an automatic transmission and 2 wheel drive with a 4 door Access cab and a matching shell. It also has Alloy Rims with 17" Bridgestone's. The 6' truck bed...
  250. Saba Slayer

    Free Promar Hoopnet Seminar

    I'll be at the Turners in Fountain Valley tonight presenting another FREE Promar Lobster and Crab Hoopnet Seminar. It starts at 6:30pm and the first 30 people get a Promar swag bag with a beanie and license holder. I'll also have a few giveaway items for a raffle at the end. Take advantage of...
  251. Saba Slayer

    4 Days to Lobster Season

    Don't end up like Bryce...another victim of the vicious Bugs...Learn to protect yourself...come to a FREE Promar Lobster Hoop Net Seminar...! Sept. 24th - Wednesday at 6:30pm Turner's 
2085 Montiel Rd. Ste. 105 San Marcos, 92069 760-741-1570 Sept. 25th - Thursday at 6:30pm
 Sav-on...
  252. Saba Slayer

    Warm Water and Lobsters

    This is a copy of graph from the DFW showing the total commercial catch and the effect of warm water years....there are other factors involved in the total catch but the positive effect of warm water is undeniable. Good Luck this Season Jim / Saba Slayer
  253. Saba Slayer

    Top 12 Catch Locations for Spiny Lobster

    Top 12 Locations for Sport Lobster Catch: 2013 CALENDAR YEAR CARDS: 49% lobster report card return rate Total of 70,211 lobsters reported kept for all locations (Locations 1-92) Location # Location Name % of Total Recreational Catch 1. 1...
  254. Saba Slayer

    Promar Hoopnet Seminar List

    Lobster Hoopnet Seminars Here is a list of the locations and times... Lobster Season opens September 27th at midnight PROMAR FREE LOBSTER HOOPNET SEMINARS: Sept. 20th Saturday "Let's Talk Hook-Up" 
radio talk show 7:00 to 9:00am
 XX Sports Radio 1090AM
 877-792-1090 or 858-457-1090 Be sure to...
  255. Saba Slayer

    It's almost Lobster Season...

    I know the Tuna fishing is good...but....Lobster season is just around the corner and as usual I'll be doing some free Promar sponsored hoopnet seminars around the So.Cal. area starting this Saturday. Here is a list of the locations and times... Lobster...
  256. Saba Slayer

    Free Lobster Bait

    Only 23 days till the start... All the Macks you'll need on both sides of the Redondo Canyon. I was out yesterday and filled a five gallon bucket in a very short time. There are more Spanish Macks mixed in on the South side...while there are a few Bonito mixed in among the many Greenies on...
  257. Saba Slayer

    Scotty Power Puller and the Hobie PA

    I received the Scotty Swivel Mount yesterday and it made for a perfect clean install of the Scotty Power Puller. When the puller is not being used, your left with only this small plastic base on the yak. It seems to be low enough to be out of the way when standing or sitting. The Swivel mount...
  258. Saba Slayer

    Why wait till Lobster season?

    Why Wait Till Lobster Season...? A half a limit of Red Crabs and a limit of tasty Bonito! Ugly water this morning...mixed up confused wind waves left over from yesterdays afternoon and evening winds and a big swell made it uncomfortable this morning. The Hobie PA took a bunch of small waves...
  259. Saba Slayer

    Scotty Power Puller

    I received a new Scotty Trap/Hoop Puller last week and after mounting it on my skiff I thought I'd try it on the Pro Angler. I bought a 12v PWC battery to fit under the seat area and glued a couple of boards together to use as a riser, then bolted the mount to the floor. It worked...
  260. Saba Slayer

    Lobster FMP info...

    As Usual....this is my opinion and does not reflect the opinion of the Lobster LAC FMP.... The Marine Resources Committee met on Tuesday the 5th and Tom Barnes from the Department gave an update on the Lobster FMP. They have finished the draft of the FMP and it is under Department review. They...
  261. Saba Slayer

    Manhattan Beach Pier and the DFG

    Manhattan Beach Pier and the DFG I was at the DFG Marine Resources meeting in San Diego today to listen to the latest report from the Department on the Lobster FMP. A report from the head of enforcement was one of the first items on the agenda. He talked about the Manhattan Beach pier and the...
  262. Saba Slayer

    WSB Release Saturday 8-2

    We will be releasing about 9000 WSB on Saturday morning and afternoon at King Harbor in Redondo Beach. As the following exerpt says, we could use some volunteers to help net and transfer the fish to the truck and then manage the hose when we release them into the harbor. "8/2 we will...
  263. Saba Slayer

    Ocean Kayak Torque and Trident 15 for sale

    I joined the Hobie Fishing Team last week and picked up a PA 14 and an Outback...so it's time to sell my Ocean Kayak rides. The Trident 11 sold ASAP, so now I'm left with these two fish catchers. Ocean Kayak Trident 15 $550 Full package = $950 Ocean Kayak Torque $750...
  264. Saba Slayer

    Catching Crabs with scent only...

    The guy's from Pautzke's gave me a sample of their Crab and Shrimp fuel to try at one of the fishing shows in March. (You trout fishermen remember them for using their little green capped bottles of salmon eggs.) They claimed that their "fuel" caught crabs up north without any bait...they piqued...
  265. Saba Slayer

    More Crab Video...

    I took my neighbor and his son out crabbing and they are hooked. Here is some video the youngster shot and I put together for him. Enjoy Jim / Saba Slayer
  266. Saba Slayer

    Kayakfish magazine article and video

    Kayakfish magazine video Here is a link to a Kayakfish magazine article from Paul Lebowitz and Dave Shively that we did a few months ago. There is a link to a youtube video that is pretty good also. http://www.kayakfishmag.com/tip-of-t...-from-a-kayak/ Enjoy... Jim / Saba Slayer
  267. Saba Slayer

    WSB in Redondo?

    I'm here again, asking for a couple of volunteers for the White Sea Bass grow out tanks in Redondo Beach. We need a couple of people to each work once a month on a Friday to feed and clean the baby WSB which we should be receiving soon from Hubbs. It only takes less than one hour a month for...
  268. Saba Slayer

    Kids Fishin'

    You can take a kid fishin' or you can go fishin' but you can't do both...These two Dad's sacrificed an afternoon of NFL playoffs to get their boys on their first saltwater fish...Bonito...what a great fish to learn on! Double Hook-Up... A proud Dad... It was a blast catching some...
  269. Saba Slayer

    MERRY CHRISTMAS BD

    MERRY CHRISTMAS BD <img src="http://www.kayaksportfishing.com/phpBB2/album_pic.php?pic_id=3496"> TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Bay not a lobster was stirring not even a Ray. The hoopnets were stacked on the deck with care, /...
  270. Saba Slayer

    DFW Commission meeting & Lobster recommendations Dec.11th

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will make a brief presentation on these recommendations at the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) meeting on December 11, 2013. No decisions will be made at this Commission meeting. The formal regulator process will not start until...
  271. Saba Slayer

    WSB Release @ King Harbor Saturday 10am to 3pm

    If you have the time tomorrow (Saturday) to work on your WSB Karma.... Two tanks totaling about 6000 baby WSB will be released into King Harbor tomorrow morning starting at about 10am and lasting until about 3pm. We need some volunteers to assist with the netting and transfer to the tanks on...
  272. Saba Slayer

    Free Promar Hoopnet Seminars and DFW Lobster FMP info

    Free Promar Hoopnet Seminars: Newbies...these seminars will help cut down your learning curve and older hoopers can pick up or share some rigging tips. If you want the latest info on the DFW's Lobster FMP or you want to share some input on the proposed reg changes now is the time! Al...
  273. Saba Slayer

    Lobster FMP meeting Sept 11th

    Lobster Advisory Committee Meeting: September 11, 2013 This meeting will take place in the CDFW Conference Room on the 2nd floor, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife office, 4665 Lampson Ave., Suite C, Los Alamitos (90720). This meeting is open to...
  274. Saba Slayer

    Fred Hall Show Deals

    I heard a couple of great responses from one of the vendors at the Del Mar show... A guy was looking at reels and asked the vendor for a deal...he replied "it is a deal, it's a show price." The customer said 'hey man I paid 10 bucks to get in here can't you give me a deal?" The vendor replied...
  275. Saba Slayer

    Lobster Report Card Return... Try It On-Line

    I just returned my Lobster Report Card On-line and it was easy...No stamps to buy or mail box to drive to. https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales/LicenseNeedsHarvestReporting Use your last name and date of birth and that brings up your info. You have a GO ID # near the top of your...
  276. Saba Slayer

    End of the Year Mixed Bag

    What a way to end the season...yesterday was beautiful till around 2pm then it got windy and shitty out there. We did 2 drops of 5 nets for the crabs...ended up with about 50 nice ones...Bonito, Sheephead, Sandbass, and asst. Rockfish to fill out the limits for 2...and a few Lobsters just for...
  277. Saba Slayer

    2012 Davis Boats Lobster Fest at Catalina 10-27&28

    JSorry guys no photos as I'm doing this report from my phone at work...I'll try to add a few later. WOW this was the best weekend of weather that I've had at Catalina in a long time, especially after the blow we had last week! The attendance was not as expected, as the wind warnings earlier in...
  278. Saba Slayer

    Lobster science info meeting Sept. 5

    Lobster FMP Advisory Committee Meeting- September 5, 2012 DATE: September 5, 2012 TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. LOCATION: DFG Office Conference Room, 4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite C, Los Alamitos, CA 90720. MEETING PURPOSE: This special meeting is being held to share scientific...
  279. Saba Slayer

    South Bay Butt

    The fireworks started early for me yesterday... 42"...34lbs. She ate a Sardine, took her time coming up on 20#line, then wouldn't get close to the yak for a clean shot on the belly...I swam her around a couple of times (while watching that hook just on the edge of her jaw) then made my...
  280. Saba Slayer

    LOBSTER FMP MEETING 6-20-12

    The first Lobster FMP meeting will be held on Wednesday the 20th at the DFG&#8217;s Los Alamitos Office. The Public is invited to this and all future meetings for observation and a brief public comment period. Public comments at this meeting are scheduled for 3:30pm. Comments? Ideas...
  281. Saba Slayer

    Lobster FMP Meeting 6-20-12

    The first Lobster FMP meeting will be held on Wednesday the 20th at the DFG&#8217;s Los Alamitos Office. The Public is invited to this and all future meetings for observation and a brief public comment period. Public comments at this meeting are scheduled for 3:30pm. Comments? Ideas...
  282. Saba Slayer

    Redondo Surface Action

    I launched the kayak out of Redondo yesterday and blanked out on the legal Halibuts, but I found a school of breaking Twin Fin Tuna on the surface... <img src="http://www.kayaksportfishing.com/phpBB2/album_pic.php?pic_id=3210"> We tried trolling $100 bills...but no takers. Must be related...
  283. Saba Slayer

    Kicked a little Butt

    Finally broke my streak and landed a legal Butt...it was only 23" but it still came home for dinner. I guess I could have gone to Dana or Cabrillo last month, but I wanted to catch one out of Redondo. The lil Butt bit a sardine in 35' of water...lots of shorts and raked baits, so I guess they...
  284. Saba Slayer

    Redondo 5-27

    (Make that 5-28) Typical King Harbor day for me...0 Butts...limit of Rockfish, mostly Reds...about 20 Rock Crabs, Reds and Yellows. Watched a couple of 20# and 30# Halibut get caught along the kelp at PV by one lucky angler, but I'm still snake bit on the Halibut...it's due to change! The...
  285. Saba Slayer

    SM CUDA

    Launched about 7:30am baited up 5 Ambush nets for some Crabs...dropped em in about 85' on a reef then headed towards the MDR / Venice area to try and find some Cudas. The local sportboats were already on some fish when I got there. Threw out a Tady C single hook and got my first fish on the...
  286. Saba Slayer

    Lobster FMP Meeting Oxnard

    The DFG had their first Lobster FMP meeting last night in Oxnard. It went smoothly. Christine Barsky (Head DFG invertabrea biologist) and Kai Lampson made their presentations and introduced the program to about 45 attendees. It's a long process (almost 3 years)...the final draft will be...
  287. Saba Slayer

    Crabbin', Dabbin', and Rockfishin'

    Took a newbie out yesterday...you can tell by the smiles in the pics! We set 5 nets at 85' then hit a deep reef for a double limit of Reds and some Dabs that bit when we drifted off the reef. Only one Starry and a couple of Barber Poles all the rest were nice Reds...
  288. Saba Slayer

    LOBSTERS

    I know it's not a fish report....but this information is important and I wanted to make sure as many people are aware of this meeting as possible...I hate the crying later..."no body told me or emailed me about this!!!" NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2012 Contact: Carrie...
  289. Saba Slayer

    Sad Loss in Redondo

    We had a BIG loss at the WSB grow-out tanks in Redondo Beach on Thursday. Bleach was released into the water at both the WSB tanks and the SEA Lab by the new desal unit and it killed over 3000 young WSB in addition to some of the SEA Lab aquarium's fish. You can read more about it here...
  290. Saba Slayer

    Lobster Stock Assesment

    The DFG's Lobster Stock Assessment has been released and is on their website, Yea I know... "you don't trust the DFG and they're all a bunch of _______s!"... never the less... The DFG's Stock Assessment for the California Spiny Lobster, along with the Technical Review Panel's report on...
  291. Saba Slayer

    Redondo White Sea Bass

    No its not a fish report...sorry! Now that I have your attention...we need a couple of volunteers at the WSB growout pens in Redondo Beach. You would only work one day a month. Your duties would involve adding food to the automatic feeders, vacuuming the tanks, and making a few notes about...
  292. Saba Slayer

    Coho Salmon in Redondo?

    I just saw the fishing report from the Slammer in Redondo...anybody have any further info on the Salmon...yes I know they are occasionally caught on the deep canyons in So Cal. Boat Trip Type Anglers Catch Slammer 1/2 Day AM 3 32 Red Rock Crab, 4 Coho Salmon, 2 California...
  293. Saba Slayer

    Legal Bug or Not?

    I slipped a piece of paper between the tail and carapace so you could see the gap...how would you measure this guy? He was well over legal size...except for the gap. Jim / Saba Slayer
  294. Saba Slayer

    Legal Hoop Nets???

    I just got off the phone with Joey at Squidco. I got word from a friend that the guys at squidco were cutting one support arm off their Danielson conical nets to be legal as to the wording in the 2012/2012 saltwater regs booklet on lobster gear. Yes it's true that the lobster regs in the...
  295. Saba Slayer

    Offshore Fished Long 8-18

    Pass thru these gates and the problems of the world vaporize... Ran down about 150 mi. We left the dock at 3pm. Thursday and topped off the fuel. 6 of us fished on Mike's 55' Hatteras "Habanero". The travel down wasn't pretty. Short steep swell and the numbers from Bob Vanion took us...
  296. Saba Slayer

    New Hoop Net Regs

    The DFG commission met this week and changed the wording on the definition of a conical net to include 6 support arms as opposed to the original 4 support arm wording. Thanks to the quick work by the DFG (Rob Allen) you'll be able to legally use your Danielson or Promar conical style nets this...
  297. Saba Slayer

    New Sheriff in Town

    Got checked out by the new warden in the Redondo area...Pretty nice guy, all business though. He waited until I left my yak at the dock, and when I went to get the car he went down to the yak and looked through it. I had about 10 Sand Dabs and he checked em all. He looked for teeth and the...
  298. Saba Slayer

    Frozen Tuna

    How do you guys deal with whole frozen Tuna? How do you thaw a large 100lbs fish to process it? Jim / Saba Slayer
  299. Saba Slayer

    Stay away from the Structure

    Hey aren't these things supposed to be round? Had a little structure try to eat my Ambush nets...these nets are pretty darn tough and the bridle hung in there too! Big old Spider Crab hung in there too the whole time. Jim / Saba Slayer
  300. Saba Slayer

    New Year Bones

    Happy New Year!!! A limit of fat, squid fed Bones to start off the New Year! Caught on the hootchie daisy chain and an Owner Cultiva plug...lots of fun on the #8 line! For the guys that always need numbers...S.M Bay. Jim / Saba Slayer
  301. Saba Slayer

    "Four Fish"

    Has anyone read the book "Four Fish" (The Future of the Last Wild Food) by Paul Greenberg. It's a great read with lots of info on farming fish and harvesting wild fish. In the book he focuses on Bass, Salmon, Blue Fin Tuna, and Cod. He offers up a great analysis of the current state of...
  302. Saba Slayer

    DFG commission adopts new hoop net regs

    The DFG Commission adopted the new hoopnet regs yesterday. They will go into effect in the 2011-2012 season. With the new regs we will be able to keep our conical style nets. Good luck next season!!! Jim / Saba Slayer
  303. Saba Slayer

    Offshore Late report for Friday-13 Albies @ Dumper

    Sorry about the late report, but I spent part of my Saturday in the Emergency Room...more about that later... 6 of us started fishing on the NW corner of the Dumper on Friday morning on the Habanero, Mike's beautiful 55' Hatteras. We worked with the Pau Hauna on the radio and traded #s a few...
  304. Saba Slayer

    DFG Commission Meeting 5-5-10 Lobster Regs

    The DFG Commission met yesterday and Asst. Chief Rob Allen introduced the ISOR (initial statement of reasons) and the "New" Lobster Gear Regs. with both Type A (flat/classic) and Type B (conical) nets described with sizes given. There were no questions from the commission or negative...
  305. Saba Slayer

    New Lobster Reg. Info

    The new hoop net regs should be presented to the DFG commission at the May meeting. This is my interpetation of the new regs as I've seen them, before they are introduced to the commission on the 6th in Stockton. The DFG has stressed to me that this is an enforcement issue not a science...
  306. Saba Slayer

    King Harbor 4-3

    Put the Trident 15 back in the water Saturday. I've been in the skiff "when I had time" during Lobster season, so the yak got very little use all winter. There's a NEW bait supplier in King Harbor. They're called Magic Bait. Dave was on the new receiver on Saturday with a smile on his face...
  307. Saba Slayer

    Slime Eels ?

    Last week I was plagued by Slime Eels while hooping. Not only did they leave a slimmy mess in the nets and on the cages but they decimated the bait in a short time. Has anyone else seen these guys lately? They look like a silvery snake and leave a mess a snail would be proud of!
  308. Saba Slayer

    Hooping...Before and After

    Hooped Solo...Pretty easy hooping last night... really only needed one net with this big Tuna head as bait...the Bugs loved it!!! BEFORE AFTER Jim / Saba Slayer
  309. Saba Slayer

    DFG Lobster Stock Assessment

    The DFG held a meeting at the UCSB in December to explore the data and stock assessment needs for the California spiny lobster. At the meeting they said that the dfg wants to develop an FMP or Fishery Management Plan for the spiney lobster fishery. A key component to this plan is a stock...
  310. Saba Slayer

    Buggin' 1-1-10

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Somewhere out in the Pacific late Friday night...Jas pulled up two of these beauties at once in one lucky net. We got a late start and the wind started to howl around 10pm so we only ended up with 7 legals and a bunch of big rock crabs, but the bugs were all nice quality...
  311. Saba Slayer

    Buggin' 1-1-10

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! sorry post was phooked up!
  312. Saba Slayer

    Merry Happy

    A Merry Happy to all the Bloody Decks Family...as disfunctional as it may be. LOL As usual my family will eat well tonight. Enjoy the blessing of the gift of giving! MERRY CHRISTMAS Jim / Saba Slayer
  313. Saba Slayer

    Twas the Night Before Christmas

    Twas the night before Christmas and all through the bay not a lobster was stirring not even a ray. The hoop nets were stacked on the deck with care, in hopes that a limit soon would be there. The crew were all rigging the nets with some leads, while visions of melted butter danced in their...
  314. Saba Slayer

    DFG Dec. 10th meeting and New Hoop Net Regs.

    The DFG will not present a new set of lobster hoop net regs. at the commission meeting on the 10th. The DFG will recomend to the commission that there are no changes this season and they will re-notice and make up a new ISOR at a future meeting. The only reg. change that may come down at the...
  315. Saba Slayer

    Proposed Hoop Net gear reg. changes?

    Hoop Net Gear Regulation changes? Here is an up date on the DFG commission meeting in Sacramento yesterday (Nov. 5th). The commission was to discuss the proposed hoop net gear reg. changes. This is the total of the discussion… Nancy Folley DFG Chief of Enforcement… “We withdrew...
  316. Saba Slayer

    Fish & Game Commission Sample letter on hooping reg. changes

    California Fish and Game Commission 1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 944209 Sacramento, CA 94244-2090 Phone# (916)653-4899 RE: Section 29.80, Title 14, CCR, Gear Restriction Option #1 or Option #2 (Lobster Hoop Nets) To California Fish and Game Commission: I conditionally support option...
  317. Saba Slayer

    MLPA ECONOMIC IMPACT

    I thought you S.D.guys might find this info valuable in your fight with the S.D. City meetings about the proposed closures. Here is some of the economic impact info from the Redondo area. This is SMALL peanuts compaired to the San Diego area's ECONOMIC IMPACT. The economic impacts are...
  318. Saba Slayer

    FREE Lobster Hoop Net Seminars '09 Season

    Hi Guys Here is a list of the upcoming FREE seminars. See You There! Jim / Saba Slayer 09/17 Thurs: Pacific Edge @7:00pm 5042 Edinger Ave. Huntington Beach, 92649 Phone: 714-840-4262 09/19 Sat. @ 1pm. & 4pm (2 seminars) Bass Pro 7777 Victoria Gardens Lane Rancho Cucamonga...
  319. Saba Slayer

    Offshore Fisher's first YT 8-16

    Fished on Mike's 55' Hatteras with 5 guys and Mike's 3 1/2 year old son Fisher. We left Kona Kai at 11:00 pm. and got some weak Sardines from EB which rolled by 9am. Don't throw out the dead bait...we slowed trolled it around some paddys for some YT and Dodos! We fished 10 miles S.E. OF THE...
  320. Saba Slayer

    KFACA KAYAK Tourny Sat 27th

    The Kayak Fishing Association of California, MLPA fundraiser event is in La Jolla this Saturday- http://www.diamond-safety.com/Fund%20Raiser%20Details.htm Ocean Kayak and Ric at OEX Kearny Mesa ( a.k.a. Anglers Yak Shack) are donating a Trident 15-Lime !!! It's complete with a Rod Pod, Bow...
  321. Saba Slayer

    PETA does it again!

    PETA... what a bunch of NUTS!!! This is from an article in todays L.A. Times about the Pike's Place Fish Market in Seattle. Anyone who has been there will remember the fishmongers tossing the fish to each other and the cashier when they are purchased... "Asserting that the practice of...
  322. Saba Slayer

    Offshore Central Cal Albies?

    I copied this from JD's site...Does anybody have any more info? Jim / Saba Slayer Albacore-- Central California---- Late breaking news.... Tom from the six pack Fish On in Santa Cruz received a report of one boat reportedly hooking 8 and landing 6 albacore at the Davidson seamount on...
  323. Saba Slayer

    Free AHi Hat at Fred Hall Show

    Bring a photo of you and your Bugs and post it on the Promar/AHI Bug Board in our booth at the Fred Hall Show and you will get a FREE AHI hat!!! Come by the booth and say Hi so I can put some faces to your board names and let's talk some Hoopin'!!! Jim / Saba Slayer
  324. Saba Slayer

    Bustin' another Bugger's Cherry

    Had an "old" Pedro Boy out on the skiff last night for his first Hooping trip. I think Don enjoyed himself... It was flat calm and really beautiful for a February evening ( I hope nobody back east is reading this)...but the legal Bugs were far and few between. We only had these 4...
  325. Saba Slayer

    Bad Lobster

    From: "The Week" issue #397 Shell Games, after a New York man attempted to exchange a "bad" lobster at his local supermarket. The grocers refused when they discovered that the man had in fact eaten the lobster and reassembled the shell to make it look whole. LOL LOL Jim / Saba Slayer
  326. Saba Slayer

    Hooppin' between "storms"

    Hooped solo last night 1-23. Not exactly "deadlest catch" conditions the last couple of nights... The conditions were near perfect last night, calm and very little wind and no moon. The bugs crawled, but not with any real interest until the third pull. I set the first 3 at 85' and 2 at 190'...
  327. Saba Slayer

    Jim's New Ride / S.M. Bay Bass 1-21

    Met up with Jim Day on the water today. He was out on the first fishing voyage of his new kayak. The conditions were pretty tough today... One on the bait and one on the plastic! The Bass fishing was WFO all you wanted Sand Bastards! Not one short and lots over 3#. They bit the...
  328. Saba Slayer

    Fishin' and Hoopin' S.M. Bay 1-13 & 14

    Damn, I Love So. Cal.!!! The weather the last couple of days has just been fantastic. The fishing was pretty good on Tuesday...lots of Bonito, a couple of nice Sandies for fish tacos caught on the Sardines and a few shallow water rockfish released along with a very nice male Sheephead (the...
  329. Saba Slayer

    DFG Lobster Info

    I'm not sure if you guys have seen this yet...thought I'd share it. Lots of good info (especially the Creel Survey and Hoop Net Comparison study) and the links are good too, check them out. Jim / Saba Slayer DFG Improves Recreational Spiny Lobster Fishery Monitoring and Outreach by...
  330. Saba Slayer

    Lobsterand Crab Bait

    On a lighter note...LOL Good news, bad news The day after his wife disappeared in a kayaking accident, a man answered his door to find two grim-faced policemen. "We're sorry sir, but we have some information about your wife," said one officer. "Tell me! Did you find...
  331. Saba Slayer

    Last '08 Bug Limits

    Lake Pacific was Beautiful last night!!! Flat Calm with a big tidal movement no wind no swell....our first net had two nice legals in it and our second net looked like this... We thought we were in for a quick night...but it took three sets of 10 nets to get our double limits. Jason...
  332. Saba Slayer

    Shawn's Grimm Case of the Curious Crawling Crustaceans

    I took Shawn Grimm out on his first hooping trip of the season tonight (12-28). He had a really hard time finding an '08 report card...so hard, that he ended up buying a '09 report card and using that. It seems that most retailers had sent back their '08 cards to the DFG in the last week or...
  333. Saba Slayer

    Just another Lobster report...

    Hooped solo last night (27th)...it was fricken COLD!!! Beautiful sunset and flat calm conditions...but COLD!!! Tuna scraps and fresh Bonito for bait, 85' to 130', Santa Monica Bay. I didn't see any boats out hooping last night as far as I could see...it was kind of quiet out there. I set...
  334. Saba Slayer

    Christmas Bugs and Santa

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL YOU BLOODYDECKERS and especially you Hoop Netters out there!!! It took forever to teach those dumb Lobsters to pull that sled!!! Jim Salazar / Saba Slayer
  335. Saba Slayer

    Hooping Reality Check 12-18

    Slow and Cold Hooping tonight!!! "Tough Love" Reality Check...(the last 8 trips have been 7's on the report card) it took 3 sets (30 nets) to get 7 legals...tough night for Aaron and I, even though there were some really nice conditions out there (no wind or swell, just fricken COLD)! We...
  336. Saba Slayer

    Redondo White Sea Bass

    Good... I got you to look at this post... I thought I'd get a better response than posting...WSB Volunteer Needed!!! As many of you may already know, I work with the White Sea Bass growout pens in Redondo Beach (near the power plant off Harbor Dr.,behind the Sea Lab). We lost one...
  337. Saba Slayer

    Buggin' with the boys

    "Double AA" Aaron put away his shotgun ("if it flies, it dies") long enough to get out on the Saba Slayer with Jason and I and get Triple Limits the other night! The Bugs crawled best early and slowed way down on the second set. 14 legal Bugs on the first 10 nets then only 7 legals on the...
  338. Saba Slayer

    Happy First Time Hooper

    I hooped north LA county last night (11-28)with a friend from work. Brad has been listening to us talk at work about all the bugs we catch for the last few years...I guess he finally cried and begged enough that he broke me down!!! I can't stand to see a grown man cry!!! We loaded the...
  339. Saba Slayer

    Kayak Hoopers go over to the "Dark Side"

    I got a couple of kayak fishermen to go over to the "Dark Side" and hoop out of my skiff the other night! I had two kayak website owners (Jason Morton / Kayaksportfishing.com) and Kiyo Sato (Baytubers.com) cross over to the dark side and hoop standing up. Not a bad night...three pulls of the...
  340. Saba Slayer

    Crustacean Carnage

    Don't Ever Hoop on a Full Moon...The Bugs don't crawl...RIGHT!!! Beautiful flat calm weather...The moon rise was gorgeous! I tried a new artificial reef last night @ 95' and it payed off for double limits and lots of Crabs for the "Big Tuna Killer" (Dave Fay) and myself! I gave Dave the...
  341. Saba Slayer

    Beauty and the Beast II

    A quick limit last night...had the nets down by 4:45pm. and a limit of 7 Bugs by 6:15 in only 3 nets including this one held by Milana. Tosssed a few smaller Bugs back and kept a few Crabs in the last 2 nets. Some nights just work out...back home for dinner by 8:30!!! If only every...
  342. Saba Slayer

    A Good Night not a Great Night

    One short of Double Limits...a Good Night not a Great Night! The current was raging early...I had to chase down 4 nets and the wind swell was tough in an 18' skiff...but it mellowed out later and the Bugs finally crawled. We did three sets of 10 nets, all but one deep. The shallow net (35') was...
  343. Saba Slayer

    Halloween Bookends...late report

    Sorry about the late report...but this low pressure should keep them crawling!!! The Kid is out of the house and in school, so Halloween is now my holiday!!! I went out solo in the skiff Halloween night.The weather was perfect, very little wind and no swell. It was an epic night, this low...
  344. Saba Slayer

    Lobster Hooping at Catalina Travel Channel 7:30pm Wed.

    The Travel Channel will have an episode on Lobster Hooping at Catalina's Two Harbors at 7:30pm tonight (Wednesday) and again at 11:30pm. for you Night Owls. Jason Morton from Kayaksportfishing.com and I were there to tape it in mid-December. We hooped on Kayaks and the Bugs crawled pretty good...
  345. Saba Slayer

    Free Promar Hat

    Free Promar Hat...(Bug not included) Bring a photo of yourself and a Lobster or Giant Squid to post on our photo board at the Promar booth at the Fred Hall Show and get a FREE Promar hat! The show starts Wednesday and runs through Sunday! Come by and talk hoopin' and say Hi! Jim / Saba Slayer
  346. Saba Slayer

    Hoopin' 2-12

    It was a Good night in Santa Monica Bay but not a Great night...we ended the night kinda late, around midnight with 11 Legal Bugs and about 30 nice big Crabs. We tried for "double limits" but we just couldn't get past 11 Bugs! The wind was up higher than the 6mph forcast when we launched at...
  347. Saba Slayer

    Bug Question??

    Does anybody know why the jaws of the Spiny Lobster are shaped like this? The right side always has that curve and dogleg to it and the left side has a kind of pad on the upper part where it contacts the other side of the jaw. I know they can crush shells easily with those big teeth but how...
  348. Saba Slayer

    Early Crawl 1-15

    The Bugs crawled early last night we had 17 legals in the first set and it took 11 more nets to limit out for 3...21 pulls for 22 Legal Bugs not a bad night!!! Jay and my son Kyle set the nets before sunset, and we let them soak for about an hour and a half. We set nets in three different...
  349. Saba Slayer

    Hoopin' 12-29

    The Bugs Crawled Late and Deep!!! 2 limits + and a couple of Crabs Too! I'm tired! Jim / Saba Slayer
  350. Saba Slayer

    Christmas Dinner Limits

    Christmas Dinner Limits Saturday night...Deep @ 95'! Late Crawl...after 8:00pm. To all you Lovers of Panilius Interuptus and other Crustaceans... Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!! May the gift of Family and Friends be yours this Holiday Season!!! Jim / Saba Slayer
  351. Saba Slayer

    Stuck Hoop Nets?

    If it hasn't happened to you yet, it just may some day...??? You get a net stuck and it just won't come free!!! No body wants to lose their float set up, so you cut the rope and salvage what you can. Does anyone have any trick ways to cut that rope low enough so it's not a boating...
  352. Saba Slayer

    Thansgiving Bugs

    I hooped the last two nights to get some Bugs for the Thanksgiving feast. 1st night hooped with PAL from San Diego...Double Limits...but it took some work to locate the Bugs. Off the water by 10:30pm. We did 5 nets shallow and 5 nets DEEP. Most of the lobsters were DEEP. The shallow nets only...
  353. Saba Slayer

    FREE PROMAR Hooping Seminar 11/8 in S.D.

    Pulled the post... too many negative replys!! Sorry if I offend so many "old" hoopers. Jim / Saba Slayer
  354. Saba Slayer

    Spooky Hoopin' 10/31

    Hooped Halloween night with Jay and a first time hooper Denis (in the red jacket) . I think he's hooked on Hoopin'!!! It was an early crawl and we picked up the majority of our Bugs on the first set...but the biggest Bug came on the last of our 3 sets. We tried a couple of deep spots during...
  355. Saba Slayer

    Offshore 10/24 425 spot and South

    Took a ride on the Persistance today... What a comfy Gal. We left the Kona Kai marina about 3:30 last night and got some Sardines and Chovies then motored at a nice mellow 10 knots on some really flat seas to the 425 spot. We put the trollers in at gray light and started about a mile or so...
  356. Saba Slayer

    Hoopin' 10-3

    Sorry No Pics...you all know what a Lobster looks like!!! I tried a new area in North LA county and.... They Crawled Early and they were Shallow!!! We had double limits by 8:15pm. and picked up the rest of the nets and culled a few. Picked up about 10 nice size Rock Crabs too. Most of...
  357. Saba Slayer

    Redondo, Torrance, PV, Hermosa, report 9/1

    I fished with Jas on the Saba Slayer skiff today and we had a great time with the Bonito and all... We started off the morning chasing birds. They finally led us to the schools of Bonito and we picked through the smaller stuff to get our limit of 14 Opps... 10 fish... 5 each. Somebody needs...
  358. Saba Slayer

    Offshore Late B-Fly Albie report

    Well it looks like we missed them by a day... Sorry about the late report...Really busy at work!!!!!!! Enjoy the pics: Fished the Butterfly and the San salvador Knoll on 8-10 on the Persistance...Lots of Fun... But not a lot of Fish...8 Albies and one Yellowtail! All the Albies...
  359. Saba Slayer

    Offshore "Late" Hidden Banks Report w/ Albie pics

    Sorry about the late report but it's just "old news"..."the Albies are biting"!!! We fished the Hidden Bank this weekend on my friend Mike's 61' Mikelson out of SD. Boy What a Sweet Ride, and only 5 of us fishin' ! ! ! WFO... 3 mi. w of the bank at 55 over 33. They didn't go wide open on...
  360. Saba Slayer

    San Pedro Cuda

    Launched the skiff from the Cabrillo ramp at about 6:30am. and motored out to the Horseshoe with the rest of the fleet. Boy, there were a lot more boats out there today compared to Friday's fishing!!! Most of the boats (private and party) seemed to be looking for the Barracuda to the...
  361. Saba Slayer

    $15 launch at Cabrillo Ramp...W.T.F.?

    I launched my skiff at the Cabrillo ramp yesterday and it cost me $10 for 5 hours. They have a new system where you get a ticket and pay when you leave. When launching a boat the it's $2 an hour with a maximum of $15 for over 7 hours . WOW!!! That's a big jump from the old rate. They don't...
  362. Saba Slayer

    MDR Rockfish 4-24

    Jay and I fished the Rockfish out in front of MDR yesterday. We started about 7 miles out, the same spot We got the Lings at last time. Larry at Inseine was out catching bait so we got a mix of large Sardines and small to medium Chovies from Rick at MDR bait. There were a lot of light bait...
  363. Saba Slayer

    A Bunch of Lings & One Ling-a-saurus 4-2-07

    Launched out of MDR, Monday about 7:30am. I saw Jeffrey "The Exterminator" and Robert "Locals Only" at the ramp...they both went North along with Skip "Young Guns" who was also at Inseine Bait. The bait was OK, it was medium Sardines mixed with small to medium Chovies. We headed out to the...
  364. Saba Slayer

    S&M Bay Crustacean Carnage 2-17

    It was Lake Pacific last night, as flat and calm as could be. the night started slow with a lot more small Crabs than we usually see in the deep nets @ 85' and nothing in the shallow nets @ 32' on the first round. The next set the Bugs started crawling into the shallow nets...
  365. Saba Slayer

    S.M. Bay Buggin' DEEP

    Hooped the S.M.Bay last night with a couple of sit down hoopers (Kayakers), Aaron and Blair. They stood up on the skiff last night and pulled their way to 3 Limits and lots of Crabs. We hooped DEEP...85' to 95' and it was a lot of work to get to about 15 Bugs...but once the tide turned about...
  366. Saba Slayer

    Releasing rockfish???

    This topic often comes up during Rockfish season. With all the Bocassio/ Salmon Grouper and small Rockfish that we catch and come up with their bladders bloated and eyes buggin', there is always someone who says to just deflate the bladder with a knife or needle and send them right back down...
  367. Saba Slayer

    Carnage

    Here's a few pictures of tonight's CARNAGE !!! A little windy tonight but do-able!!! TOTAL=84 Crabs and 13 Bugs... 2 over 5 lbs. and a couple over 3 lbs. also!!!!!! All on the PROMAR...ECLIPSE NETS in DEEP WATER:eek: :eek: Let's go Hoopin'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here are...