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pulper80
02-18-2008, 11:18 AM
On the predator in san pablo bay.2 undersize and one flounder so far. Both sturgeons went about 36 inches. 11:30 AM now, outgoing tide has just started.

HUND
02-18-2008, 05:00 PM
Is there a web site for that boat ?

RENOBOYS
02-18-2008, 06:38 PM
Pulper, how did the rest of the trip go??

pulper80
02-18-2008, 09:04 PM
Got a keeper, will post full report and pics after I get some sleep.

pulper80
02-19-2008, 05:28 PM
There were 13 people on the Predator and total for the day was 2 keeper flounders, 2 undersize sturgeon about 36 inches a piece, and 1 keeper sturgeon at 55 inches. *Here is a flounder one guy caught:

http://pulper80.googlepages.com/jsturg4s.jpg

And here is one of the undersize sturgeon:

http://pulper80.googlepages.com/jsturg5s.jpg

When the outgoing tide started we moved to an old oyster bed. *I forget what the captain called it but it was something "H" flats - like Harrier flats, or Harvest flats or something. *It was in southeast San Pablo bay. *We only picked up 1 flounder there, so we moved to the rock wall. *The current was really moving at this point, I had a 5 oz weight on and it was still getting jostled around. *About 30 mins after anchoring near the rock wall, I picked up the only keeper of the day. *55 inches, on a butterflied anchovie:

http://pulper80.googlepages.com/jsturg1s.jpg

I made sure to wear my fishsniffer hat and T-shirt (although it was too cold for a T-shirt), but there was nobody from the boards on the boat:

http://pulper80.googlepages.com/jsturg2s.jpg

I vacuum sealed the meat in individual steaks, it came out to be 14 total pounds of pure meat:

http://pulper80.googlepages.com/jsturg3s.jpg

Captain Mike and co-captain Jim were great. *Friendly, no fusses, and I would definately go back out with them again.

pulper80
02-19-2008, 06:12 PM
Oh I forgot the best part, I pulled him in on a $20 spinning reel I bought from Wal-Mart 9 years ago. HAH!

Although it was a satisfying zing to all those guys who constantly brag about their expensive equipment, I think it's about time for a new reel.

metalmouth
02-19-2008, 06:20 PM
Great post! [smiley=thumbsup.gif] Loved the hat. ;)

MM

WesternStrip
02-19-2008, 06:21 PM
Nice catch man. So where is the sturgeon head? Did you throw it away?... The head and guts are the best meat in a sturgeon... The meat is not so great, so what we ussually do is eat them raw... *:D

HUND
02-19-2008, 06:30 PM
I seen you guys at the rock wall. You where awfull close.

The tide was rippin !

Good going on the fish * [smiley=worthy.gif]

pulper80
02-19-2008, 06:56 PM
Nice catch man. So where is the sturgeon head? Did you throw it away?... The head and guts are the best meat in a sturgeon... The meat is not so great, so what we ussually do is eat them raw... *:D

Funny you ask, in years past, I never asked about the head or guts, so I'm not sure what the captain or deckhands did with them. *But this time I was talking to a vietnamese coworker/buddy before the trip, and he asked me to bring back the head for him if I caught a keeper. *So this morning come 8:00 AM I strolled into the office carrying a gnarly, raw sturgeon head and gave it to him. *Not too much blood dripped on the carpet ;D *He is going to make fish soup with it.

HUND
02-19-2008, 07:16 PM
Ewww ..

Fish soup ... [smiley=stirthepot.gif]

RENOBOYS
02-19-2008, 07:38 PM
nice fish pulper!!! I like the part about the $20 reel, that is classic

What is the size limit for a flounder??

pulper80
02-20-2008, 07:57 AM
nice fish pulper!!! *I like the part about the $20 reel, that is classic

What is the size limit for a flounder?? *

No limit, but the co-captain said if you can see through them, then there is not enought meat to keep and you should let them go. *It was funny, he would lift up the flounder against the sun for a couple seconds and then make his decision.

http://pulper80.googlepages.com/limit.jpg

RENOBOYS
02-20-2008, 09:14 AM
I like that. Look through them. Does anyone ever eat them?? I heard one thread about a guy that didn't like them. Never had one myself--

HUND
02-20-2008, 03:55 PM
If they are big enough them are some good eat'n fish