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    More Surf Info....

    Additional info re: diving & surf fishing in NorCal.... Try to find a copy of "Mendocino County Coastal Fishing & Diving Access Guide" by Rouvaishyana, if it's still in print. Lots of good info on...
  2. Thread: Seafood

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    Seafood!!!

    Back when I lived in San Carlos (Bay Area, late '60's/mid 70's), I roamed the coast every weekend and every opporunity for Salmon/Steelhead in estuaries. Before Ano Nuevo became a state park, it was...
  3. Thread: Seafood

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    Seafood!!!

    Looks like you did really well on both catching/eating. The collection of fish is impressive but the stars of the show are the Clams, to me. They really must make a great chowder or bake. That...
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    Marine Life Protection Areas (MLPA's)

    Many of the north coastal beaches are designated MLPA's by DF&W/law. There're several types of protected areas, some allowing access, some prohibiting access entirely. You can find info/maps at the...
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    Delta Critters....

    WOW!! Those first two photos are stunning. Dawn in the Delta is always amazing (even in winter). All of the bird photos are really good but the Bullocks Oriole is great. I've never seen one down...
  6. Bob G,.... Not a lot to disagree with in your...

    Bob G,.... Not a lot to disagree with in your post. The time to get 'em is before they develop habits.

    I'm a self taught fly fisher, having been introduced to fishing by my Dad who was a...
  7. Retrieves....

    From my own experiences conventional/fly and listening to others over the last 70 years, using one hand or the other when reeling in line is a matter of personal comfort/choice. Carl's example of...
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    Critters....

    The photo of the Raptor is amazing. They appear so dignified. Nice Bass BTW. Thanks for sharing....
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    Pelicans/Swans....

    Beautiful photos. Swans are a bit late hanging around here this spring. Maybe they're becoming residents, like Canada geese.
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    Sight See 'N....

    Another great post, John. Made my day. Really like that small/moving water. As usual, great photography. Lots of creeks/sloughs to explore in the valley.
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    Hmmmm....

    Dan Blanton used to manufacture what he called a "Rigged N Ready" bag. It was a soft sided combo (rod/reel) carrying case. You might try contacting him to see if he still has any to sell. Or, maybe...
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    " Being bait is a tough life." John, you're...

    " Being bait is a tough life." John, you're proving that for sure. That fly has proven itself everywhere you've fished warm water. All good for me as I really like the photo's. Thanks for sharing. :D
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    BASS!!!

    John, glad you're back posting your ventures again (I needed a fix :D ). I really like the first photo of that translucent Damsel, the others are great, too. The fly is a crawdad imitation???
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    Clearing Levee Berms??

    Trees and shrubbery were thinned/removed from both sides of the levee along Garden Hwy from Northgate to I-5, recently (Very ugly).

    As I recall, many years ago there was a proposal to...
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    Verona....

    Dave T.... Not sure but immediate shoreline access at Verona (mouth of the Feather) may be restricted as the property is in the hands of tribal ownership. Owners of surrounding properties appear to...
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    Posting Photo's....

    Bill Kiene is the moderator/owner of the BB. Contact him to find out who does his technical stuff.
  17. Thread: Air head flies

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    Charlies Airhead....

    This fly in tan/white and wild olive/white is the ONLY Rooster fly as far as I'm concerned. Caught more Roosters on this fly than all others (altho, I'm sure another person has their own favorite, as...
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    Do Hooks Weaken??

    Assuming that they've been stored in a dry place, they should fine (I have some hooks I acquired in the 60's that's fine). Maybe not as stylish or the latest thing. Be sure to remove the barb if...
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    Bass/Striper....

    Nice Black Bass release photos. Too bad about the Striper but it was gonna be released anyway. Sorry to hear about the surgery. Hope it's nothing serious....
  20. Thread: Speckled Carp

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    Speckled Carp???

    HA!!! Humor aside, those are nice speckled Carp.... :cool:
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    Clams....??

    "I saw that on the Columbia carp eat a lot of clams which seems to be what the moco is closest to imitating."

    Good observation!! That's a new view of the Loco Loco for me. Altho, I probably...
  22. Thread: Carp and Bass

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    Carp N' Bass....

    A Bass and a Carp in the same session. :D I sure am enjoying your photos and posts. Thanks for sharing. :cool:
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    Carp!!!

    "....It would be nice to fish for them somewhere that is not a polluted urban waterway or next to the landfill or the sewage treatment plant."

    If you're familiar with Lake Natoma, there're places...
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    CARP!!!

    Good lookin' Carp. Must've been a fun fight. I like your flies. Have you heard of the Moco Loco carp fly?? It has a tail made of closed cell foam discs threaded on to mono thread which is then tied...
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    Rattles....

    A couple of guides I know include rattles in their Striper flies. Not sure if they use the rubberized tubing, tho. Seems like the tubing would stifle sound.

    As others have said I tie rattles...
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