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Old 08-02-2018, 12:31 AM   #1
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Catalina Kayak Fish Odyssey 100 - Now Accepting Applications

Two years ago this October I Kayaked Solo from San Pedro to Catalina at Parsons Landing to fish, spearfish and go lobster diving with friends. It was the trip of a lifetime and there is barely a day that goes by where I don’t think of It. But as soon as I got back I started to think of the possibilities of circumnavigating Catalina while fishing and Camping along the way at the many beach campsites in Catalina. I posted a write up about my adventure http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/s...ad.php?t=27520 and after received many messages from the BWE community asking me, that if I ever did it again, they were in, ….well gentlemen now is the time.
I would like to invite 1-5 VERY STRONG kayakers and seasoned fishermen only to:

The Catalina Kayak Fish Odyssey 100 aka: Cata-Yak 100

Date: October 11-16th
or if weather is poor the back-up Dates are: October 26-31st

Distance: nearly 100 NMiles – nearly 20 nautical mile average per day with
only one rest day.
Day 1: 23 NMiles San Pedro Boat Ramp to Parsons Landing
Catalina
Day 2: 16 NMiles Parsons Landing to Little Harbor (with a Lunch
break at Catalina Harbor)
Day 3: 18 NMiles Little Harbor to Avalon
Day 4: 14 NMiles Avalon to Two Harbors (with a Lunch break
possibly at Long Point)
Day 5 0 NMiles Rest, Fish and Relax at Two Harbors in
preparation for Day 6 crossing
Day 6 21 NMiles Two Harbors to San Pedro Boat Ramp

Cost: FREE just share the cost of the Campsites, firewood ect…. Total Expenses for the entire group: about $250.00

Fitness Requirements: I am a Personal Trainer and Mountain Bike Endurance Racer and I think of this as the “Tour De France” of Kayak Fishing. I am looking for people with equal parts of Fitness and Fishing ability. You will need to keep a 3.75 NMile/Hour average loaded with fishing and camping gear to make the crossing in 6.5 hours. This is a Marathon equivalent mutli-stage event and needs to be completed before the afternoon winds increase. You will need to keep it up as we will be averaging almost 20 NMiles / Day while fishing for much of our food along the way.

Gear: We will discuss this in detail in the future but a Mirage Drive Kayak with a Sail is a good start....but paddles welcome too!

Personal Message Me or Email me mike@pushpt.com and we will set-up a couple training days prior to the date to get our sea legs under us and go over Gear.
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Old 08-02-2018, 07:41 AM   #2
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Wish I was younger.

It will be an adventure for sure.

All the best for the group.
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:37 AM   #3
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Very cool! Bold and brave.............like it. Ken Hovie did it solo a couple years back on a Kraken 15.


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Old 08-02-2018, 09:01 AM   #4
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This. Is. Amazing.

I'm going to make the broad assumption that this will be a huge success and will become an annual thing. Today, I start preparing for October 2019.

God Speed to everyone evolved. I'll be watching with great interest....
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:21 AM   #5
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Oh man. A little too short notice to whip myself into that kind of shape and I have 7 days in baja right around this time. But this is something I would be willing to train for.

I've been looking for someone crazy enough to do the paddle to Catalina with me. However, I am probably in shape enough to do the trip there and back not the whole way around.

I also need to upgrade my Revo to an outback for a trip like this, so I can pack gear and have more stability.

2019 if it happens again is my time to do it.
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:40 AM   #6
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Denis,
I also need to upgrade my Revo to an outback for a trip like this, so I can pack gear and have more stability.

2019 if it happens again is my time to do it.
The only other time I've done the crossing was in a Revo 13 and that is what I most likely will use again. It definitely cuts down on your gear but you can get by with/out a bait tank and only two Rods(1 for bait, 1 for Jigs) , the Revo is Fast and slices through the chop and remember I am having water and firewood delivered to the campsites.
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:47 AM   #7
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I'm with the others. This looks like fun but probably too close of a date for proper training.

I'm 100% in for 2019 though.
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:47 AM   #8
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Mike,

This is very ambitious, but looks doable with the right planning and conditioning. To date, the most miles I've done in one day is 29 on the water!
Here is that trip.

It was pretty rough at the end with the wind and I didn't have a sail setup then, wish I did.

Currently, I could probably do there and back without much additional training, but the additional days would be taxing.

I really like your plan though and this could be a special trip, very rewarding.
If I had a little more flex with work and kids I would be all over this. Maybe I can plan on 2019! Another thought would be to get some promotion or sponsorship on this event, maybe have the proceeds go to a local charity like HOW or something.

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If you do some training or wanna hit some offshore action this summer, I could be down. I've been out a couple times this summer. Only like 8 miles or so straight offshore, but nine mile bank could be a fun day!

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Old 08-02-2018, 11:10 AM   #9
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Mike,

This is very ambitious, but looks doable with the right planning and conditioning. To date, the most miles I've done in one day is 29 on the water!
Here is that trip.

It was pretty rough at the end with the wind and I didn't have a sail setup then, wish I did.

Currently, I could probably do there and back without much additional training, but the additional days would be taxing.

I really like your plan though and this could be a special trip, very rewarding.
If I had a little more flex with work and kids I would be all over this. Maybe I can plan on 2019! Another thought would be to get some promotion or sponsorship on this event, maybe have the proceeds go to a local charity like HOW or something.

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If you do some training or wanna hit some offshore action this summer, I could be down. I've been out a couple times this summer. Only like 8 miles or so straight offshore, but nine mile bank could be a fun day!

Cheers,

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Yes Lets get out there in that blue water for sure, Next week if you are gamed. And don't rule it out Catalina completely for 2018 until I've had the chance to sell it to you in person
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:30 PM   #10
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I did it with a buddy a couple years ago. I might be able to join. Will decide during September. One of the trip to remember for life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SycgYOamYzY&t=1s
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:12 PM   #11
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I did it with a buddy a couple years ago. I might be able to join. Will decide during September. One of the trip to remember for life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SycgYOamYzY&t=1s
Wow cool Trip. It would be great if you could make it. We are going to do a few deep water days in preparation for the trip leading up to October if you want to come along for those as well?
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future Non Profit/Sponsorship idea

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Another thought would be to get some promotion or sponsorship on this event, maybe have the proceeds go to a local charity like HOW or something
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Todd,
That's a great idea, my plan was never to make any money on this, but rather just have the trip of a lifetime, but if we can serve a higher cause all the better. So what I hope to do on this trip is to work out all the safety and logistical snags we are likely to experience on our fist way around the Island. Also I hope to get a bunch of photos and footage to promote future trips.
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:51 PM   #13
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Very cool! Bold and brave.............like it. Ken Hovie did it solo a couple years back on a Kraken 15.


hey Paddles welcome too for all those super beasts out there!!!
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:32 PM   #14
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hey Paddles welcome too for all those super beasts out there!!!
That will probably be the way I do it.

.....or by pedal 90% of the time and by paddle to let my legs rest. LOL

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Might just be the day I open my new otw mirage drive repair business .....
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:52 AM   #18
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I really like the idea and Iím considering it. The first 4 days do look brutal though. Looks like there may not be much time for daylight fishing.

Some back of a napkin calculations leaves about 3 to 5 hours left to fish.
11 and a half hours of daylight
About 4 to 5 hours of paddling per day
Hour each day to setup and break down camp plus landing and launching
Half hour for breakfast and lunch
Hour for dinner

You could probably squeeze a couple more hours out of that if you do most of your cooking when the sun is down but I think youíll want to focus on staying warm and recovery durning that time. I think you would need to be an ultra athlete to keep that pace up for 4 days straight and still enjoy yourself.

Would you consider adding a zero day between day 2 and 3 or and additional stop to spread things out a bit?
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:10 PM   #19
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This sounds like a fun trip. I would be interested in taking my solo skiff, I know its cheating but it would still be a lot of fun.
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This sounds like a fun trip. I would be interested in taking my solo skiff, I know its cheating but it would still be a lot of fun.
We have a support boat/skiff now!

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