alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial kayak mothership trip to point sur, 8/26/2020
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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2020, 09:21:07 AM »

the gunwhale mounts for the yaks are sweet!

Yeah, that's a great idea. Did you buy, make or adapt those?
You can see the rockfish weren't hauled up from the deep--- no protruding eyes or bellies.
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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2020, 10:44:52 AM »

Thoughts based experiences fishing and diving in the kelp forest:

Never seen a shark there. Once I kayaked past the kelp to try deeper waters and heard a loud splash aways behind me, immediatly thought "shark"!, turned out to be a sea lion, cause I saw him come up again.

Mature kelp plants are usually around 60ft. long and have the top-most part floating on surface waters but can grow in 90ft. deep water. Never seen an attachment point on anything except rock.

Learned that I could fish over the rocks on small patches by judging depth, surface wind/current and possible angle of of the stalks so's I wouldn't have to go into the patch. There were "mid-water blue's"(Dominick's term) and a few other species in small numbers and sizes, but the big'uns were almost always amongst the rocks.

Best fishing was into the middle of the bigger kelp patches, but had to eliminate the rudder, anything sticking out from the sides or bottom and be careful how I used my paddle.
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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2020, 08:59:14 PM »

I'm more wary of fishing near Ano Nuevo.  Those seals are a good food source that attracts the big sharks.  Haven't had issues with sharks anywhere else, although I've been uncomfortably close to whales while trolling for salmon.

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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2020, 02:18:14 PM »

I know, huh. Them Humpbacks come down/over here in the winter, the time when the winds lay down many days and I can get way out there. You never know where they'er gonna breach...

One other thought from Monterey, Ca. kelp/Rockfishin, an inflatable kayak was much easier to move around on top of the kelp beds and may have slowed down at times, but never got stuck.
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