Rippers camping

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Been looking at Catalina long enough. Finally took a couple of friends camping at Rippers.
Good weather for crossing Friday and back Sunday.
Loaded all the gear and picked up sardines at SP around 10. Good dines until I accidentally hit the off switch and killed them. Got Friday and then chum.😆
We didn’t do well on bait so trolled an X-Rap that’s worked well for me. New to the place so stayed in the Rippers and Red Bluff area, no restricted areas.👍
Caught Bonita and released them all, even the one the seal took the tail off. He said thanks.🤣
Great weather so we anchored in Little Fisherman’s harbor (all alone except the kayaks) and hit town for a Buffalo Milk (not my kind of drink) and chow.
Hit Avalon this morning on the way home to say hello to the Harbor Master and Introduce myself. Ran across playful dolphin and a lot of birds but no time. Will be back.
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ps I did lose a lobster net off the Rippers reef. NO idea where it went and we had 3 sets of eyes on lookout. Oh well. Cost of a great weekend.
Smooth seas and tight lines.
 
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    Looks like a great time.
     
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    SemperFi75

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    Good times - I have stock piles of wood, charcoal and other items hidden on that hillside from years of camping
    Any idea what the Watermen’s Memorial is? A lot of heavy items were hauled and set up. Cody must have been a good kid.
     
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    SemperFi75

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    what does it cost to camp here ?
    It was a couple hundred for the weekend. They charge per person per night. Reserve America boat in camp sites.
    We may book the Two Harbors camp ground next time and anchor Little Fisherman’s Cove. My fishing buddies liked the “wildlife” at Two Harbors better then Rippers. They both had foxes (my buddy got a night pic from the memorial hill of a fox checking us out in the campground below) but the ones in Two Harbors were taking off wet suits.🤣
    I looked...
    I’m old, not dead.👍
    Smooth seas and tight lines.
     
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    Great report and looks like an amazing time. Ooh-Rah Devildog. BTW, I wrote a song for Chesty Puller, "Have One More for Chesty" out on Spotify and iTunes by Hank Bragg

    Thanks for the report and your service,
    Hank



    Been looking at Catalina long enough. Finally took a couple of friends camping at Rippers.
    Good weather for crossing Friday and back Sunday.
    Loaded all the gear and picked up sardines at SP around 10. Good dines until I accidentally hit the off switch and killed them. Got Friday and then chum.😆
    We didn’t do well on bait so trolled an X-Rap that’s worked well for me. New to the place so stayed in the Rippers and Red Bluff area, no restricted areas.👍
    Caught Bonita and released them all, even the one the seal took the tail off. He said thanks.🤣
    Great weather so we anchored in Little Fisherman’s harbor (all alone except the kayaks) and hit town for a Buffalo Milk (not my kind of drink) and chow.
    Hit Avalon this morning on the way home to say hello to the Harbor Master and Introduce myself. Ran across playful dolphin and a lot of birds but no time. Will be back.View attachment 1219773View attachment 1219774View attachment 1219775View attachment 1219776View attachment 1219777View attachment 1219778View attachment 1219779View attachment 1219780View attachment 1219781View attachment 1219782
    ps I did lose a lobster net off the Rippers reef. NO idea where it went and we had 3 sets of eyes on lookout. Oh well. Cost of a great weekend.
    Smooth seas and tight lines.
     
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    SemperFi75

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    Great report and looks like an amazing time. Ooh-Rah Devildog. BTW, I wrote a song for Chesty Puller, "Have One More for Chesty" out on Spotify and iTunes by Hank Bragg

    Thanks for the report and your service,
    Hank
    Goodnight Chesty Puller, wherever you are.

    Young marine is one of the range masters where I shoot. Glad to see they still make them like they used to. 👍😆
    Uhrah!

    ps I’ll take two more if you’re buying.🤣
     
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    elwood

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    We always do a summer trip to Rippers. The camp was spotless when we got there and we left charcoal and wood.

    Last time we were out they had driven a dozer down the hill and made a rough road to the camp. Anyone know why?

    In the field above the cove you can see where they carved bowls out of soap stone in ancient times.

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    SemperFi75

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    We always do a summer trip to Rippers. The camp was spotless when we got there and we left charcoal and wood.

    Last time we were out they had driven a dozer down the hill and made a rough road to the camp. Anyone know why?

    In the field above the cove you can see where they carved bowls out of soap stone in ancient times.

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    Your boat looks good anchored up... but I think pretty much a floating log would look good there. lol

    Smooth seas and tight lines (or full hoop nets) :cheers:
     
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    Hooops

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    If you hike way up that river bed - there is a huge soap stone oven that was carved - it's way back in the thickets but it's pretty incredible to see.

    No idea on the dozer rough rode - if stupid Wrigley family turns this into a "hike-in" site instead of "boat in only" - we fucked
     
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    SemperFi75

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    If you hike way up that river bed - there is a huge soap stone oven that was carved - it's way back in the thickets but it's pretty incredible to see.

    No idea on the dozer rough rode - if stupid Wrigley family turns this into a "hike-in" site instead of "boat in only" - we fucked
    We hiked through the river bed up to the flagpole and “monument”?. I’ll look for the oven and go a little farther next trip.
    There was a trashed car seat by one of the fire rings and some other stuff left at the sites. I don’t know why people bring, use for a trip and dump unless they figure they’ll be back but fkn leave it cleaner than you found it.😡
    OK I’m off my soapbox.😆
    Can’t wait for spring.👍
     
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    Yeah - I can't stand trash left on these sites - always bring an xtra 50gallon trash bag and fill it.

    The soap stone oven is way way up that river bed about 3/4 to top of hill
     
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    We always do a summer trip to Rippers. The camp was spotless when we got there and we left charcoal and wood.

    Last time we were out they had driven a dozer down the hill and made a rough road to the camp. Anyone know why?

    In the field above the cove you can see where they carved bowls out of soap stone in ancient times.

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    More likely a fire break.
     
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