That is awesome, some proud parents there, and what a great moment with millions more to come !
I can't wait to get my daughter out there fishing soon. She's almost 3, loves being on the boat, already has her sea legs, and she's now getting familiar with using a fishing pole, fun times ahead!
This is how I keep mine in my freezer locker, works great and they taste just as good a few weeks later. The only difference is I put them in those grocery bags you get form WalMart or Ralphs, they're thick and hold the lobsters well, plus I can write on them so I know what day I caught them.
I've had no issues taking the kellet's whelk that were in my hoops. The DFG told me as long as they were not taken from inside any MPA's I'm ok. They also said a lot of people catch then in there hoop nets here in SoCal.
I was selling a car a few years ago and talking with the “buyer” on the phone.
In short, the guy said he wanted the car and he had the money, but it was in the form of a few money orders.
I told him I won’t accept money orders, but since they’re probably blank, just write them out to yourself...
Very nice and your son is a awesome fisherman, I bet you're a super proud dad! I can not wait till my daughter gets a little older I can take her out fishing, she already loves the being on the boat and pretends fishing in the house with her little toy reel set.
Great passing fishing down to...
No build thread for my boat, just a few things I’ve done to it on the Arima forum under AJFishin.
The snaps were for a cover the previous owner had, but it was in bad shape and I never got a new one.
My boat is a 96.
Sucks you’re unable to go and get your boat. You should also post in this...
Congrats on picking up your new boat! How was the drive ?
To get your boat shinning, pick up either a rotary or a random orbital polisher, get some heavy foam cutting pads and 3M "09005" 2 in 1 restorer and start out on low speed and move up to high and your boat will come out shinning!
I think I’ve talked to you on the AO forum, but just in case, also check out the 16’s, biggest little boat you could step foot on. If you have a carport it will probably fit nicely.
Here’s my 96’ Sea Chaser 16 hooked up to my F150
I get it, need some kind of revenue for the site, but a constant bombardment of ads makes people look into a Ad Blocker, which in return kills revenue.
IMO, there’s no need that every thread people go into has to start out with a full page pop up ad that covers up a whole screen and after...
Canceled....Here’s the press release:
“The Fred Hall Shows. We are sorry to inform you that the upcoming Del Mar Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds March 26-29 has been canceled because the County of San Diego and State of California has issued a mandate to cancel all events over 250 people.”
Between rock crabs and spider crabs, I'll go with rock crabs, but spider crabs and not bad tasting. If you don't clean the crusted mud off of them with a wire brush before dropping them in the boil, you'll enjoy the mud taste.
What sucks is they have a super hard shell, but grab a pair of good...
I have all black tubes except 1 white one. Last time out I had a dog hanging out next to the boat the entire night. The only hoop it went after had the white tube in it. I’m just saying maybe they do see the white ones clear as day?
I zip tied it a couple times so we can finish the night, but...
I decided this season I was going to try cages because people said they're better for attracting more bugs. The night I used them I looked around and I didn't see a dog in sight, but within 5 minutes of dropping my hoops I watch a big dog porpoising out of the water making a B-line to my hoops...
If you're in possession of one undersized illegal California spiny lobster, typically it's a misdemeanor, so it carries a maximum punishment of six months in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000 plus penalties and fees.
Usually in court it can be plead down to $250 to $500 with a couple years...
To register the boat is basic, you just need CA DMV form: BOAT101 filled out and it’s title, if you have it.
Also remembered it is best prior to purchase you have the DMV official bill of sale form, it makes life easier.
If a boat, for example is from Arizona, boats go through Fish and Game...
We got out before sunset, lots of boats out, had our hoops in the water for about 10 mins and a sea dog came by tossing one in the air a few times and destroying it. Then he got stuck in another one, dragging it out in the harbor, no break from those damn dogs.
Ended the night with 1 messed up...
Thats awesome you got limits and you must have been in the hot spot if you got checked twice on the water. We were out there too, sounded like salmon was the key last night. We used dines and got 1 keeper and couple shorts, lesson learned, bring back up bait.
We talked with some cool guys last...
Glad all went well and you were able to get off of the wall. The wall can sneak up on you quick.
You defiantly need a battery jumper on board. I've loaned mine out a couple times when some boats had dead batteries. A good piece of insurance that's cheap.
We had a banana on board last year while...
Glad you guys found a few to welcome in the boat.
I was out the at the shoe on Saturday with temps from 62 in the northern end and 64 in southern end, crazy cold for this time of year. I was able to pull up 2 short calicos, ditto on the conditions.
I believe so.
But like txmxer said, have the seller meet you at the DMV, this helps A LOT.
DMV forms you will need:
If you buy the boat without a title, make sure to get a picture of the sellers driver license, a completed Bill of Sale, preferably the DMV form (REG135)...
Yes, Navionics can be used on a lot of different brands, expect Garmin.
You can take this card out of a Humminbird unit and put it in a Lowrance unit with no problems.
The cards are protected so you can not write on the card or add to the card.
Here's a compatibly link...
Yes I had it in my Hummingbird Helix, but I never heard of the cards not being able to be used in other brands once it's been in one brand?
I do know Garmin, possibly another brand, are not be compatible with Navionics.
Also the Navionics map is not uploaded to the unit, the unit reads from the...
Navionics+ Regions West Card (16gb SD/MicorSD card and USB card reader stick) Never been registered.
$95 includes USPS Priority shipping or pick up in Alhambra for $90.
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Way to go man! We had a similar season but we didn't have to many issues with the seals and our go to was Macs and Benito in the bait tubes. Salmon heads didn't produce much for us, neither did the Gouch. Funny thing was we got better quality bugs in our 2 lay flats then the conical.
I agree with what Woodman and carpfisher said. Main thing to watch for is the service boat and the cranes when they swing it out over the water. I had a guy yell down to me they were going to use the crane and suggest I move to another part of the rig in case something fell. 99% of the time the...
Way to go, Calico tacos, delicious.
Arimas are awesome and I love mine. It might be on the smaller side, but it gets it's done, plenty of fishing deck.
If you're thinking of Arima's, also check out the Sea Chaser 19', it's a fishing machine. There's one listed on Craigslist in the Riverside...
Nice report and great pictures. I've seen a couple sea turtles before when I've been waiting for bait at nachos, it's a trip to see them swim by. It always takes a couple seconds to figure out what you're seeing and by the time you grab your phone, they're gone.
Humminbird HELIX 5 CHIRP DI GPS G2 Fishfinder & Chartplotter with Navionics+ West AND 0183 NMEA cable.
Comes complete with transducer, both mounting brackets, hardware, cables, original box, paperwork, etc,. including a Navionics+ West card and 0183 NMEA cable.
$350. I can ship it too for...
As of last weekend the city actually had a sign on the gate that said, "the ramp was closed because of debris". I only saw cones on one side and guy dunkin his boat in on the other side, so that's why I went for it.
But that was last weekend, I would guess by now, the city would have that trash...
December 8, 2018
"Technically" it's closed, but if you're planning on launching from south shore in Long Beach anytime soon, you might want to reconsider, it's full of trash, debris, and logs from the recent storm. One side is kind of open, but sucks right now.
Coming back in today there was a...
Works great and saves your back!
I have 2 different thickness ropes, I think 1/4" and 1/2", doesn't slip out of the wheel.
I usually have my pulley arm is a little higher then the 10 o'clock position and it works great. I did notice once when it was level and straight out, the rope sometimes...
Actually saw a guy at Davie's ramp in Long Beach this year drop his boat when he was retrieving. His buddy pulled the truck forward before the guy got out of the boat to latch it to the trailer. They were lucky to still be close to the water, but still didn't sound good when they pushed it back...
Good luck with the sale, but like pacificscout said, that's a whole lotta money.
I have a 96' Arima Sea Chaser and I can tell you, your's is not a 2001, maybe more like a earlier 90's model. Starboard panels became standard in 1995 and newer Arimas.
Nice outboard though.
X2 with what Azarkon and roberyak said.
Since the opener, I've gone out once last week and once the week before in the harbor. I tried the wall and a few other spots, and came up with nothing. There's a huge learning curve when it comes to hooping and you just need to put in the time.
If you get...
I agree with dudeman, need some kind of sound device and at lease have a strobe light if you're fishing in that pea soup fog.
This morning the fog was extra thick, I didn't see the Queen Mary till I was almost next to her.
Nice catch and release.
Happened to me a couple times while fishing, I thought I hooked up with a nice size fish, but instead it was one of those Cormorant birds that dove in the water a few feet away and snatched my dine. Once you get these SOB's in the boat, they flop all over, twist their...
That's awesome and those kids are getting some definite karma points. Glad you got your wallet back and I know that fishing trip could have been the best one, but with a lost wallet on your mind, it doesn't matter.
I lost mine once and in a week it was mailed back to me with a note that said...
I figured every boat that hauled ass out of the harbor this morning was heading to the mussel, I mean super secret spot. My plan this morning was heading to izors and while catching fish, watch everyone and their mother race out to the super secret spot.
100% true about the sea lion population. Just a few days ago I was reading an article about the "red triangle" in central California and how great white attacks, and their population, in that area has increased in just the last 10 years. All of this is do to the increase population of sea lions...
Great post, nice bass hat trick and yep the water has turned early. Last year we had warmer water till the end of November and summer didn't end till February. Maybe next summer things will improve, so far this year has been a crap shoot from Newport on up north.
The boat launch issue has been going on for the few years now and the biggest hurdle they keep revisiting is safety of the paddle boarders, which should be a non issue if any of these clowns would take a look at Alamitos or HH.
Simple solution is make the area around the ramp off limits to them...
The biggest problem with Redondo is having the boat lift. It's expensive, time consuming, and a wasted space.
Redondo has plenty of room to put in a launch ramp and they need to move forward with a building one in the locations they specified, enough with the BS.
Yep both times at the Redondo launch I had to call and wait for the guy to show up, I figured he was at Naja's, haha. I guess I was lucky he showed up on Sunday.
Good to see 71* degree water, good sign of warmer water.
Thanks for the links and I do like both sites, I frequent them often. The cold water sucks for fishing in the summer, but I guess we need to hope that we can steal some of that warm water from San Diego :D
I fly lined my dines on top, mid, and sank some to the bottom with no bites.
I tried out a droppler loop with a cut dine and ended getting some nibbles at Flat rock, at about 50-60 feet, which actuall produced 1 small sand bass. This was the only time I got any signs of life, it was short lived...
Yeah that ski guy gets on it. He left just behind me from Redondo and passed me going to Rocky point.
I was thinking of hitting up Malaga, but pass on it and decided to go to Palawan, I should have listened to my gut, oh well.
Definitely a plastic navy day, you really had to keep a heads up...
Went out this morning and picked up some great sardines from Redondo and the headed to Rocky Point areas and fished from there to Palawan wreck for only 1 small sand bass. About 6 boats, 3 kayaks, and a jet ski in all those areas and didn't see anyone hooking anything, but I could be wrong...
Awesome he was close enough to see a fellow boater that was able to assist. Like many others said on here, get him on some antibiotics and get a tetanus shot. Take him to your family doctor or an urgent care facility and get it looked at ASAP. Me personally, I would rather take a day off and get...
I thought it was great what you did man, as you saw, so many don't want their day interrupted because of an emergency, especially the sport boats, they're scrared of having to refund the money or get negative reviews.
I was on a sport boat a few years ago when a customer had an emergency...
Nice video, that was sweet! My dog loves going on my boat and his main job seal patrol. He's a 25 pound boxer, beagle, pit, mix.
When you start taking your dog out with you, make sure to bring plenty of fresh water, a place for them to get out of the sun, and a fan. Those short nose breads over...
Who really knows how long the boat sat, it could have sat a year before the last time it was moved.
The Queensway channel is deep enough and unless you were behind the Cat Express, which kicks up some mud/slit, there is a possibility of some slit getting sucked in, but I don't think there's...
The sustainable fishing gear being considered is "deep set bouy gear" which has been shown to be successful.
Video shows some of the bycatch caught.
Also this past winter was not typical, hot days going over 80's for weeks on end from November to February with little swell action and no storms. Surfing wise, from December to February are great months for big waves from the West and northwest, but last year was a disappointment.
The May and...
Damn that's what heard from the guy at Nacho's barge today, and cudas are what I wanted to fish for, but damn wind shut it down for me. Still stoked the bass were wanting to play today, so made up for the washing machine conditions.
Just got back in from the washing machine called the Pacific ocean.
Picked up some nice dines but they got beat to sh*t with today's ocean conditions.
Planned on heading to the shoe, but conditions were not the greatest, so I fished outside the wall, but left due to the combo wind, swell, and...
I do agree the driftnets are bad and California is the only state using this old practice of catching Sharks and Swordfish. The 70% of byctach that is killed, compared to the 30% of actual wanted catch, is ridiculous.
The state wants to ban the old ways of using Driftnets the fisheries are...
California Driftnet Fishery
Izors was my go to spot, but I've noticed since last year, Izors has turned off. Seems the fish in the local spots are getting a serious case of lock jaw.
Hope the fish will start wanting to get in our boats soon. But again a crappy day fishing, beats any day at work.
Balloons were every where, picked up a few myself.
I ended up going in from Izors to the Eva rig and caught some undersized Calicos and a few Cudas on dines. There were a few seals, but they more interested in sun bathing then going after my bait, that was nice for a change, but the sea gulls...
Left Davies at 7am, picked up some dines from Nacho and headed to Izors.
Sat out there for about an hour, metered some fish, but no takers on the dines or squid. Water temp was at 63 and the water was clear for June.
Bailed on Izors and shot over to the Eva rig. Caught a few undersize Calios and...
Way to go man and congrats! We just had our baby back in April. I'm a lucky guy my wife loves fresh fish, so back on the water for me.
A little advice, buy diapers and wipes at Costco and you will be saving a lot money.
Also if you don't have the baby stroller, cribs, carrier, etc, get to Toys R...
I was out on on Saturday as well and saw the same. Water was an ugly green brown, bumpy, and windy. I saw some good marks but nothing bit. The bait fish were swimming around without a care of a bigger fish eating them, but they forgot about the dive bombers.
Still a little early and...
I've fished pretty close to the rigs awhile back, but don't anymore, since things can easily fall off the rigs, especially off the cranes. Typically I stay at least a 100 yards away and cast in.
When you see the transport boat coming in, move far away from the rig and you won't have any issues...
Is this the first or second time the kids have been out fishing?
If so I would focus on quantity, not quality of fish.
A bored kid will lose interest in fishing quickly if they have to wait long periods in between catching.
What SaltH20 said is some good advice and besides Mack's you might also...
Nice report, good to see the activity is increasing out there.
That strom this weekend is going to bring some warm southern water with it, just hope the second one that is forecasted for later next week doesn't amount to anything, come on high pressure. This late winter sucks
I know you said you're looking for stainless steel, but I'll toss this out there. This company makes inexpensive ones that are made from aluminum. A down fall is the rod holder are made from PPO plastic.
There's also this company, http://www.fishonsports.com/
And It seems every year more and more Mylar balloons are floating in the water.
I think one of the reasons why there are so many more of them floating in the water and getting tangled up in the power lines, in the past couple of years, is because of some these corporate places...
I was out a couple weekends ago and pulled 6 out. It's ridiculous how many are out there.
I've also pulled a few of these 10 cent bags people now have to buy at stores and they don't break down as much as the older bags do.
I'm going to head out of long beach to do some rock fishing this weekend, maybe try for a halibut, but I haven't gone out during this time of year before.
So I was seeing if it's better to go with live squid or sardines during this time of year?
Headed out this morning around 7, original plan was to head to the shoe, but the fog was thick so stayed close.
Stop at nachos picked up some dines and shot over to the Esther rig.
Not to much bitting on the surface, so dropped some dead squid, got some nibbles, then decided to change it up...
I was out at Izors 2 weeks ago and it was dead. One other boat out there and I never saw him pull anything out, haven't heard anything recently if it's picked up. The last 4 weeks the Esther rig has had a lot barracudas and some just undersized sand bass. Outside the wall and nachos barge had...
Another good spot the Bonitos are, about 50 yards outside of the wall. I was fly lining sardines and pinning (hooking) them in front of the dorsal fin. The bonitos would bite from behind, then get hooked. Fun fish to catch on light tackle.
Yeah last few times out the squid sat because the sardines where killing it. So my bad on not bringing some squid like I have done before.
I definitely will be bringing some on the next trip out.
Quick question. Is there a time of year when sardines are not necessary to use?
Yeah it was a nice day on the water.
We stayed outside of the wall and it wasn't till later that we found them, same distance about 40-50 yards off of the wall. Landed a couple nice fighters.
The decision to go out to Izors was a bust today. Seems Izors is still not producing much.
A friend and I headed out this morning with great conditions, light wind, clear sky, lake like ocean.
Picked up a half scoop of sardines from Nachos barge around 630 and noticed a lot of scales in my tank, but didn't look to much into it, but I should have.
Headed over to the Ester rig, I went...
Agree the boat needs to be named.
Anyway not sure if this boat got better, but 2 years ago I went out twice on the half day City of Long Beach. I went a second time just to see if my bad experience was a first time issue, unfortunately it wasn't.
All the crew did was fish, push paying...
Thanks for the advice!
Great day on the water off of PV (Rocky Point & Lunada), glassy conditions. Pulled in a couple nice big legal size Calicos on Sardines, then a couple dogs moved in, ruined it.
Thanks to the man this morning on the Redondo bait barge for some great advice and friendly service.
First time posting here.
Anyway I'm thinking of heading out to the South Bay / SanMo area to do some fishing and I rarely see reports for the South Bay / Santa Monica area.
I know 95% of the boats head out to horseshoe, 150, etc., but I'm not looking to head out there this weekend. Plus with...