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    Re: Courtright 11-9

    Courtwright is our favorite trout lake. We have so many trout by only paddling our canoe and toplining Rapalas and nightcrawlers on wedding rings. The motion of the paddling makes the gear rise and...
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    Re: Sturgeon Rods recommendation

    Thanks for the recommendations. This will definitely help me when it comes time to buy new rigs.
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    Re: Best clam/fish chowder recipe

    Wow! We just returned from our first trip to Bodega Bay and after a morning of setting crab pots for an overnight soak, my wife and I decided to put on some waders, grab our shovels and give some...
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    Sturgeon Rods recommendation

    Well, our Bodega Bay trip is over (check that off my list), now looking forward to some sturgeon fishing next month. That being said, I'm looking over at our gear and wondering if we need to invest...
  5. Re: Tomales bay help in finding crabbing snare

    Yeah, I got a couple of pics, but still trying to figure out how to post pics here. Work in progress. We look forward to going back and this time, will have a few more snares. We had a great crab...
  6. Re: Fly fishing for Stripers in the Delta?

    Thanks, that's great info.
  7. Re: Tomales bay help in finding crabbing snare

    Those snares are pretty neat. We checked our pots this morning out in Tomales and while they soaked we dropped anchor in about 18'-20' and tossed two snares out and just starting catching them left...
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    Re: Wishon 11/24

    That's impressive. We have fished Wishon for over 20 years and never caught a brown. However, wife did catch a 22" rainbow that oozed eggs all over her fingers several years ago. We like to try and...
  9. Re: Tomales bay help in finding crabbing snare

    We headed over to Bodega and picked up a couple of snares and some more bait. Ready for tomorrow.
  10. Re: Tomales bay help in finding crabbing snare

    Yeah, I Googled tackle for the area but was hoping something was a little closer than Fisherman's Cove in Bodega Bay. Well, need some fresh bait anyways. Thanks.
  11. Tomales bay help in finding crabbing snare

    We are in Tomales bay crabbing on our boat and have heard about using crab snares. Where can we purchase them around here? We are staying in Marshall.
  12. Re: Drifting or at anchor for halibut fishing w/live bait Tomales Bay

    Oh, we've got weights up to 16oz, but I'm certain 8oz will be fine . We are definitely covered. Thanks for the tip.
  13. Re: Drifting or at anchor for halibut fishing w/live bait Tomales Bay

    Thanks. We are heading up to Tomales Bay tomorrow for several days so it's great to get some good tips.
  14. Drifting or at anchor for halibut fishing w/live bait Tomales Bay

    Just looking for thoughts on this. If you are fishing for halibut in water 30'-50' with live bait, do you recommend drifting or anchored? I guess the reason for the question is if there's a tide...
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    Re: Hooked 2 More Trolling the Sac

    That sounds like a good concoction for trolling stripers in a lake. Why not?
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    Re: Trolling Plate

    I installed aTroll - a-matic on my 60hp Yamaha years ago and love it. Easy on with 4 bolts for trolling and easy off when I take the boat bass fishing and want a little more speed. I recently bought...
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    Re: Fly of choice for halibut?

    Hey, got lots of those. Worth a try. Thanks.
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    Re: Clamming in Tomales and Bodega

    To be honest, I have no idea. Maybe a little of each. I see that our rental house hangs over the water in Tomales Bay and during low tide, there is a lot of exposed sea floor to explore.
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    Re: Clamming in Tomales and Bodega

    Well, we've packed our waders, buckets, shovels measuring device. We are ready to hit the beaches this weekend.
  20. Thread: Too early?

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    Re: Too early?

    Nice.
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    Re: Stripers MIA!!

    Thanks for the report. It's great being able to put friends on fish.
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    Fly of choice for halibut?

    I'm going to try my luck fly fishing next week in Tomales Bay for halibut. The last time I caught a halibut on a fly was just below the Coronado Bridge in San Diego. We were drifting and I was...
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    Re: Too early?

    So, when is the best time to try my luck chasing sturgeon? December, January, ...?
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    Re: Suggestions for Gear?

    This is true. During our trip to Alaska 6 years ago, we caught salmon on the Kenai while fly fishing, then caught salmon on a fly-in day trip at the mouth of a creek with spinning rods rigged with...
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    Re: Catching bait in Tomales Bay

    Thanks to the tips and warnings regarding the area. One more week and we'll be on our way. Spending today prepping my boat and loading it with anything that we might be needing for our trip. Going...
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