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Title: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: alantani on November 24, 2017, 12:35:21 PM
the actual sign up info is buried so deep in the original post, that i thought i'd put this info on top.  we still need a few more guys, so sign up with juan.  i've already spoken to mike, the skipper of the hulicat, and he knows that we want the 7th.  we'll need to have juan keep a running list of the guys that are signed up.  if you're not signed up and want to go, please sign up as soon as you can. i will be in puerto vallarta from december 1-5, so juan will be your contact guy for questions on that last week.  thanks!  alan


Hello there!  I am on travel until the 29th, so checks will be hard until then. Are you guys ok sending money through paypal? For those who don't have a paypal account, you can send checks to:

              Juan Lezama Pacheco
              143 Beaumont Blvd
              Pacifica CA 94044

              or
 
              Paypal: jlezamap@gmail.com

             So far I think we are at $150 pp. If anyone else needs to be added or taking out to the list please let me know ASAP.  Thanks, Juan



Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: David Hall on November 28, 2017, 01:19:58 PM
Im Paid up for me, my son and his son.  might get another friend or two if we need.


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: alantani on November 28, 2017, 01:59:25 PM
now there is a possibility that the boat may not be available that week.  this is getting complicated.   :-\


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: David Hall on November 28, 2017, 02:52:43 PM
Say what? :o


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: Rancanfish on November 28, 2017, 05:11:41 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: mikeysm on November 28, 2017, 07:50:18 PM
What is the problem?


Mike


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: alantani on November 28, 2017, 08:05:59 PM
they are working with a rockfish research group for that week and mike (the hulicat skipper) did not know if that thursday would be available.  he was supposed to get back to me.  i am still waiting to hear back from juan and tom mattusch.  i am also trying to get a phone number for mike.  i leave for puerto vallarta this coming friday, which is why the push now to make sure this is settled. 


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: Swami805 on November 28, 2017, 11:28:03 PM
They used to do the rockfish research tips here. They call a bunch of regulars to go fish rockfish for free so they could measure and count what was caught. Pretty fun trips and the price was right. Who knows, you might get lucky and that's what there doing, worth a check see.


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: mikeysm on November 29, 2017, 08:45:50 AM
I guess the does make it a problem. It may kill the whole thing.

Mike


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: Bryan Young on November 29, 2017, 09:11:48 AM
It would be cool if you all could go fishing for this trip. No take home but all the rock cod you can catch.


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: alantani on November 29, 2017, 09:59:01 AM
just got a call back from juan.  he's been traveling in mexico.  we'll talk tonight.


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: alantani on November 29, 2017, 10:26:36 AM
just spoke to tom mattusch.  we have the 7th, weather permitting.  i also found out that some of the southside angler guys want to go on that date.  their's is the last group that i went out with.  great bunch of guys.  between them and us, we should have no trouble filling the boat. 


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: jurelometer on November 30, 2017, 03:17:42 PM
So for those of us (just me?) that haven't done the partyboat thing in a while,  there are a few questions:

Terminal tackle:  Assume a single shrimp fly dropper over a jig.    What  size test for the leader?   What weight range for the jigs?   Looks like a 180 foot max depth is in force now. 

Outfits:   Assuming something for 2 to 4 oz jigs with 30 lb braid and something for  6-12 oz with 50 lb braid.  Is this about right?

Fish/crab care:   Do they do the provide a  burlap bag on the rod holder?   Any other options?

Where to park &  finding the boat  & what time to meet:  ??

Surprisingly very little information on the Hulicat or other HMB partyboat sites.

Thanks!


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: alantani on November 30, 2017, 03:31:43 PM
shrimp flies are ok.  they will provide cut up squid to use on the shrimp flies.  i think the ones available at most stores are 50 pound test.  lighter is ok, too.  8 oz and 12 oz are good weights to have, maybe 4 to 6 of each.  we fished shallow last time, less than 100 feet.  2 ounce jigs are too light.  figure 4 to 8 ounce is good for shallow water, up to 16 ounce for deep, but we did not fish deep last time.  gunny sacks are provided.  i use a ratty old insulated bag with some plastic ice packs.  there is ample parking in the lot.  

the harbor master's office is at the top of this map.  as you walk out onto the pier, the hulicat should be on the third dock on the left hand side.  

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Half+Moon+Bay,+CA/@37.5023111,-122.4824643,182m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x808f0ba50a19cb0b:0x5efd9cc835e79b54!8m2!3d37.4635519!4d-122.4285862


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: alantani on November 30, 2017, 03:33:18 PM
when you click on the link above, you get a standard map.  you have to click of the "satellite" image in the lower left hand corner to get the full satellite view and then you can see the docks.  

you can also find it here!  https://www.hulicat.com/pillarpointharbor


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: jlezama on November 30, 2017, 05:52:47 PM
Just to add on Alan's post
          Swimbaits with 1-2 oz will work great on the port side in shallow water, specially fun if fishing with a bass setup.
          Jigs with teaser fly are killers. Just remove one of the flies from a rig and but the jig in the bottom.
          There is a tackle shop that opens at 5-6 am, so you can get flies and weights. Yellow sign Can't miss it
          Also, some parking spots are limited to 2 hrs, please check signs. The rest of them are fine
          Lingcod bite should be getting hot by now, so bring those diamond jigs!
Hope this helps
Juan     
shrimp flies are ok.  they will provide cut up squid to use on the shrimp flies.  i think the ones available at most stores are 50 pound test.  lighter is ok, too.  8 oz and 12 oz are good weights to have, maybe 4 to 6 of each.  we fished shallow last time, less than 100 feet.  2 ounce jigs are too light.  figure 4 to 8 ounce is good for shallow water, up to 16 ounce for deep, but we did not fish deep last time.  gunny sacks are provided.  i use a ratty old insulated bag with some plastic ice packs.  there is ample parking in the lot.  

the harbor master's office is at the top of this map.  as you walk out onto the pier, the hulicat should be on the third dock on the left hand side.  

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Half+Moon+Bay,+CA/@37.5023111,-122.4824643,182m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x808f0ba50a19cb0b:0x5efd9cc835e79b54!8m2!3d37.4635519!4d-122.4285862


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: jurelometer on November 30, 2017, 08:15:18 PM
Thanks guys!

Now just need to know the meet-up or departure time in the AM.


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: swill88 on December 01, 2017, 08:23:56 AM
Just to add on Alan's post
          Swimbaits with 1-2 oz will work great on the port side in shallow water, specially fun if fishing with a bass setup.
          Jigs with teaser fly are killers. Just remove one of the flies from a rig and but the jig in the bottom.
          There is a tackle shop that opens at 5-6 am, so you can get flies and weights. Yellow sign Can't miss it
          Also, some parking spots are limited to 2 hrs, please check signs. The rest of them are fine
          Lingcod bite should be getting hot by now, so bring those diamond jigs!
Hope this helps
Juan     
shrimp flies are ok.  they will provide cut up squid to use on the shrimp flies.  i think the ones available at most stores are 50 pound test.  lighter is ok, too.  8 oz and 12 oz are good weights to have, maybe 4 to 6 of each.  we fished shallow last time, less than 100 feet.  2 ounce jigs are too light.  figure 4 to 8 ounce is good for shallow water, up to 16 ounce for deep, but we did not fish deep last time.  gunny sacks are provided.  i use a ratty old insulated bag with some plastic ice packs.  there is ample parking in the lot.  

the harbor master's office is at the top of this map.  as you walk out onto the pier, the hulicat should be on the third dock on the left hand side.  

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Half+Moon+Bay,+CA/@37.5023111,-122.4824643,182m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x808f0ba50a19cb0b:0x5efd9cc835e79b54!8m2!3d37.4635519!4d-122.4285862

Great information here... why are the light swimbaits good on the port side?


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: jlezama on December 01, 2017, 09:15:00 AM
It is because you can leave them drift away from the boat; the light weight and the drift keeps the bait away from the bottom. The faster the drift the better. Slow jigging and the swell will do the rest.


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: swill88 on December 01, 2017, 10:05:43 AM
Forecast is for an offshore wind... just cast into the wind?

What's the most shallow we may fish?


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: jlezama on December 01, 2017, 11:52:01 AM
We will see, it seems this offshore winds will die of by next thursday. you could fish as shallow as 30 ft, but 60-80 is the norm
Juan


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: swill88 on December 04, 2017, 12:40:54 PM
Planning for Thursday. On the Hulicat website it's mentioned there's an arrangement with Princeton Seafood in Pillar Point Harbor to cook and clean the crab upon our return. I've got a call into Tom for details. 
https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/hulicat/items/65372/calendar/2017/12/?full-items=yes&flow=5524


Also, here's a wind forecast. Offshore and a bit stiff :( for the 7th. No idea of the accuracy.

https://www.windfinder.com/#10/37.5936/-122.2861/2017-12-08T06:00Z

another view:

https://www.windfinder.com/forecast/half_moon_bay_buoy

Steve


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: jlezama on December 05, 2017, 12:10:37 PM
Hi Steve (and Dominick)
      Forecast on the NOAA website calls for normal conditions actually (slow swell which is great for the drift and moderate winds) Here it is
http://marine.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=mtr&zmx=&zmy=&map_x=157&map_y=184&x=157&y=185
Thu
E winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 14 seconds and S 3 ft at 14 seconds.
So this is actually pretty good conditions. I found the NOAA estimates to be pretty accurate
Juan


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: jlezama on December 05, 2017, 12:21:41 PM
Hi Guys
      We are set to go! Two days left, feel free to bring your fancy dandy rords and reels and all the jigs you might want. The Halfmoon Baty store has flies and weights (boat has some at decent prices but I believe a little more expensive) 4-8 oz will do but I would take a 10 oz just in case.
      Please go to dock H. Is the last dock on the pier. Then enter your left and find the huli cat, it has a green hull and sometimes a pirate flag so it is hard to miss.
      If you are taking an extra person that you haven't paid for, please bring cash to the boat (15). There are 18 spots (waiting for 5 to be filled up on the day of the charter)
      I wont be there, sadly, but I will send a check to Alan in order to pay for the trip
      Let me know if you have any questions
Juan


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: swill88 on December 05, 2017, 12:37:52 PM
Can't wait!  Thanks again Juan.

steve


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: jurelometer on December 05, 2017, 02:49:29 PM
What is the departure time?


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: jlezama on December 05, 2017, 02:59:40 PM
be there at 6-630 for a 7 am departure. We will confirm the day before
Juan


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: swill88 on December 06, 2017, 09:24:44 AM


Forecast is moving in the wrong direction. :(

http://marine.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=mtr&zmx=&zmy=&map_x=157&map_y=184&x=157&y=185#.WigmNEqnFPY

steve



Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: alantani on December 06, 2017, 12:58:26 PM
ok, we are a go!  be there at 6am, bring a pound of squid if you can.  i fish whole squid so i always bring alot.  i burn through it pretty fast!  if you have my cell #, text me to let me know you got this.  if you do not have my cell #, send me a pm with your cell # and i will get in touch with you. 

again, be on the boat at 6am.  thanks!  alan


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: jlezama on December 06, 2017, 04:55:08 PM
You can find squid at the HMB store and even better... there is a bait vending machine!
Also, Dave (not Hall) please call Alan ASAP, need to confirm!
Juan


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: Marc Fong on December 07, 2017, 06:27:33 AM
Have fun. Wish I could have joined. Say "Hi" to Tom. Nice Tuna Alan.


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: Dominick on December 07, 2017, 11:02:38 AM
Alan sent this video to me.  He really knows how to rub it in.  Notice everyone is bundled up and freezing.  I am in my house warm and cozy.  Dominick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snq4RxQp_08


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: Rancanfish on December 07, 2017, 01:46:28 PM
Poor guys hanging on for dear life!


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: alantani on December 07, 2017, 08:22:23 PM
for your enjoyment!

https://youtu.be/LoeDkI2JXnE

https://youtu.be/8cxNSHgwyuY

https://youtu.be/3nKXstY6Qd8

https://youtu.be/iK5pspxMHQ4


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: David Hall on December 07, 2017, 09:55:41 PM
It was an awesome beautiful flat calm greasy sea and zero wind all day.  Crew worked hard to fill our quotas and send us all home happy.  What a great group of people to fish with. I met many AT members and had such a good time that I canít remember anybodyís name?  Sorry itís just me, Iím terrible with names, I forget mine.
My grandson got to spend time with Captain Tom up in the wheelhouse, and Tom gave him a book on identifying pacific fish species.
All in all it was fantastic.


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: Dominick on December 07, 2017, 10:06:09 PM
So much for government weather reports.  :'( Dominick


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: David Hall on December 07, 2017, 11:28:40 PM
They totally blew it on this day!


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: alantani on December 08, 2017, 10:38:39 AM
from joe!

(http://alantani.com/gallery/22/1_08_12_17_11_33_43_227391708.jpeg)

(http://alantani.com/gallery/22/1_08_12_17_11_33_44_22739477.jpeg)

(http://alantani.com/gallery/22/1_08_12_17_11_33_45_227412220.jpeg)

(http://alantani.com/gallery/22/1_08_12_17_11_33_46_22742146.jpeg)

(http://alantani.com/gallery/22/1_08_12_17_11_47_23_2274582.jpeg)


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: q3fishboy on December 08, 2017, 12:38:50 PM
Looks like a fun trip.

At least one pic of Alan in WON from your trip too.

https://www.wonews.com/t-NorthernCASaltwater_HalfMoonBay_120617.aspx



Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: mikeysm on December 08, 2017, 12:45:57 PM
Sure was a nice day on the water. It couldn't get much better.

Mike


Title: Re: hulicat charter, december 7th, 2017
Post by: Daniel Gomez on December 10, 2017, 08:04:34 AM
Really nice bunch of guys. Couldn't ask for a nicer day. Looking forward to my next opportunity to fish with you guys again.