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Forum: Kayak Fishing Reports 02-27-2019, 07:37 PM
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Posted By steve999
We used to lob big flies out there. But for the...

We used to lob big flies out there. But for the last few years nothing will bite on big flies.

We fish starting at sunrise. Some others have had better luck at night. All the kelp out there is...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 02-23-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By steve999
I can tell you from experience, when your friend...

I can tell you from experience, when your friend upgrades to a turbo drive, and you still have standard, he's pedaling easily, and you're just barely able to keep up. Turbo of any type is much...
Forum: Kayak Fishing Reports 10-10-2018, 02:39 PM
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Views: 3,071
Posted By steve999
Amazing underwater video! Very cool.

Amazing underwater video! Very cool.
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 06-26-2018, 02:01 PM
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Views: 5,595
Posted By steve999
In the link to the city website, did you notice...

In the link to the city website, did you notice this clause:

"No trailers, dollies, rollers or other mechanical devices may be used for purposes of launching any vessel or watercraft at such...
Forum: Kayak Fishing Reports 06-11-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,503
Posted By steve999
Mirage drive

If you can't find your drive and want to buy a used one, I'll sell you one I have for half price of retail ($315). It's a turbo fin with the upgraded bearings, but not the 180 model. PM me if...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 10-18-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,955
Posted By steve999
If you're worried about your knees definitely go...

If you're worried about your knees definitely go with push pedals instead of rotational. Push peddles give you the option of just a little motion or long strokes. After my knee surgery I was on my...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 08-14-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,044
Posted By steve999
Yakima boat loader

I've got the Yakima boat loader which is just a telescoping bar inside of the rack crossbar. Works really well. Plus cheap and real simple.
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 06-05-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,720
Posted By steve999
The hullacator requires you to lift the whole...

The hullacator requires you to lift the whole kayak to belly height. The Yakima boat loader requires you lift one half the kayak over your head, but you do it twice.

Not clear that one method is...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 06-04-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,720
Posted By steve999
Yakima makes what they call a "boat loader". ...

Yakima makes what they call a "boat loader". It's just a bar inside one of the roof crossbars that telescopes out. Allows you to put one end of the kayak on the bar, so you only have to lift one...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 03-31-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By steve999
Don't use the foam blocks. That yak is gonna fly...

Don't use the foam blocks. That yak is gonna fly off!

Check out the Yakima roof rack and a yakima boat loader on youtube. It's just a bar that goes inside the front crossbar. Simple and...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 03-28-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By steve999
As far as whether fishing is reducing the fish...

As far as whether fishing is reducing the fish population along the coast, I don't have the data so can't say one way or the other. But that long term study with MPAs isn't going to tell us much...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 03-23-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,567
Posted By steve999
Man oh man that guys kayak was a chew toy.

Man oh man that guys kayak was a chew toy.
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 02-25-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,574
Posted By steve999
Those numbers for wind look low. I see they're...

Those numbers for wind look low. I see they're from Avalon. Maybe there's some protection from the landmass of Catalina? 14 mph just seems way lower than the typical trip I've taken there.

Be...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 02-23-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,574
Posted By steve999
Unfortunately guys the month of May is one of the...

Unfortunately guys the month of May is one of the windiest months of the year. If you want to go in a calmer month, go in September. The water will be warmer then too.

But I doubt you'll delay...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 02-18-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,574
Posted By steve999
I looked at the boat in camping rules for...

I looked at the boat in camping rules for Catalina and it says you have to have portable restroom facilities with you. How does that work on a kayak?
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 02-17-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,574
Posted By steve999
I use to take a sailboat from the long beach...

I use to take a sailboat from the long beach marina to two harbors a lot, and it was always upwind going to Catalina and downwind coming back. For going to Catalina, you should leave at first light...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 02-11-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By steve999
Thanks for the info about the defect in 2014. ...

Thanks for the info about the defect in 2014. My kayak is a 2014. Now I want the other pedal arm replaced too.

I totally lucked out as to where the break happened. I pushed through a seven...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 02-10-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By steve999
Here's a picture of the broken pedal arm, and of...

Here's a picture of the broken pedal arm, and of the other pedal arm that has a wear mark from the pin assembly that allows pedal reach adjustment. The wear mark is considerable and the break...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 02-09-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By steve999
Hahaha. Good one! There was not a trace of...

Hahaha. Good one!

There was not a trace of corrosion on the failed part. It cracked right at the point the threaded bolt for the position adjustment rubs on the pedal arm. That if anything...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 02-09-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By steve999
Broken pedal arm

Just broke the pedal arm on my mirage drive. So are these something that should be replaced periodically like the cables? Or was this a once in a blue moon failure? The pedals are 2.5 years old.
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Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 01-31-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By steve999
Dang Google maps said it was a road.

Dang Google maps said it was a road.
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 08-14-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 526
Posted By steve999
Hobie mirage drive with reverse coming soon.

https://www.hobiecat.com/blog/hobie-introduces-miragedrive-180-forward-reverse-system,562/
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade Kayak Fishing Gear 05-20-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By steve999
Stay way from the cloth Hodgman waders. I had a...

Stay way from the cloth Hodgman waders. I had a pair and they leaked after 3 uses. They basically make them out of a non waterproof cloth, and then they spray this thin rubber film on the inside. ...
Forum: Kayak Fishing Reports 04-18-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,792
Posted By steve999
You didn't turn your back on that thing, did you?...

You didn't turn your back on that thing, did you? You know some of those guys crawled off the table and are now hiding under your bed.
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 04-02-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,752
Posted By steve999
I think the best idea is get a different boat. ...

I think the best idea is get a different boat. If the dolphin is brand new, maybe you can return it? If you're on a budget, then look for a used boat.
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