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12/10/2017

Finally an update!!!!!


Fishing has been lousy for me lately.  I wanted to go out more but the surf has been very bad.  When it's on my day off, the surf is up. ........  and calms down when I go to work.  It has been like that a lot this year.  Lousy luck I'm having.  

I managed to go out today with some friends, but we did very poor.  I managed 3 small ones.  It was my usual hot spots, but I'm sensing it's on the down turn; and it's time to find new spots to fish.

2017 isn't my year.  I think it's because it's an odd year - and I'm very superstitious!  I really am.  Looking back, if I fish with 2 other friends, my fishing just plain sucks!  Royally!  Not kidding here at all.  3 is a lousy number for me to get acquainted with.  

Mmmm - K.  Let's get to the facts.  Rock fishing is closed for a while now in Oregon.  Which means that's one less specie I can target, therefore, no bottom fishing videos.  And I love bottom fishing too!  I'm hoping they open it back up come 2018.  If not ....... then.... well, I might have a get a daily shot of morphine.  As I said, the surf has been lousy on my day offs.  Fishing in 7-10 foot swells is dangerous - unless you have a death wish.  5 is my limit - and even 5 foot is still hella scary.  Crabbing was also recently reopened (it was closed due to high levels of domoic acid - which causes baldness and makes you sterile -  and increases your chance of having E.D.).  Some people tell me rap music does the same thing.

So what important things happened for me in 2017?  I got into salmon fishing!  It was great, and I caught my first Oregon salmon:  a 20# chinook (black mouth is the slang name).  Unfortunately, I got into salmon fishing during a very bad salmon year.  2018 is predicted to be much worse.  ugh...........  Also, I got into using a new crab trap and it's called a crab hawk.  I love it.  It's a simple contraption and you cast it with a fishing pole.  Super fun!  I will be doing more of that.  In addition, I'm going to start getting into clamming.  So far, no dice.  Zip.  Nothing.  But, it's a normal thing to struggle at first while you learn.  I got 2 clam guns, a shovel, and 2 clam rakes, and my son - he's going to be my ground stomper when we dig razor clams.  

I don't have any clam videos yet, but it's coming.  It's going to take a little time to learn the process.  Clamming is a nice compliment to surf fishing because the bays where clams are found are usually close to where I surf fish.  And, if the surf is up, I'll go clamming instead so that works out nicely.

I can't wait till 2017 is over!  Just another month and a half left.  To end this  lousy year, I'm going to have 2 (TWO) weeks off from work.  Hopefully, I can get a clamming video up, maybe do a catch and cook clams.   Plus more surf fishing videos.  And a crabbing  videos, and possibly a trout fishing video.  

So stay tuned.  TIGHT LINES!


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08/10/2017

Cabela's Tourney Trail IM8 Salmon rod is on sale

Here is the link:  http://www.cabelas.com/product/fishing/fishing-rods/spinning-rods%7C/pc/104793480/c/104764680/sc/104836680/cabelas-tourney-trail-im-s-s-spin-rod/1925831.uts

This is my #1 rod I recommend for surf fishing on the Oregon coast.  It's light and sensitive, and casts a country mile.  The Heavy action 10 foot model is rated up to 2 oz, which is the weight I toss.  I already have TWO as my backup rod, but at this price, I'm thinking of getting another one ............  as a backup to my backup .... to my back up.  Boy, that's a lot of backup rods.  That's how much I like them!

I have seen the new Fish Eagle rods (2017 model), and I'm not a fan.  The eyes are very small and as a result, the double uni knot that I tie have a hard time going through the eyes during casting and reeling in.  I use braid line, and mono leader and join them with a double uni knot.  Because my leader is well over 8 feet long, I must reel in the double uni through the eyes.  And since the eyes on the new Fish Eagle are small, it can get stuck at the front eye (at the tip).

I have a feeling the TT IM8 will be updated soon to this new  eye as well, so that's why I want to stock up.  The eyes on  the current model is more "double uni friendly", for lack of a better description.  Once/if they update the TT, I will not being using them again.

Anyhow, this is a good price for this rod.  Take it while it lasts.


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08/09/2017

Drying out your sandworms

The best way to prolong your gulp sandworms and save more money is to dry them out.  It's about 92 degrees today, and it's just the perfect weather to dry them out.  I'm going bass fishing tomorrow, and want to fish with them.  If I don't dry them out, they will be way too soft, and they will rip off the hook pretty easily.  Thus, wasting money.  I do this to the 2" as well for surf fishing.  They work great!



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08/05/2017
You should always cook your fish thoroughly because sometimes there are worms inside the meat.  I'm sure they are pretty harmless, but I can see where some people might be afraid to eat surf perch once they see this image.



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08/02/2017

Surf Fishing Tips

I've wrote a short surf fishing tips article before.  As I fish more, I gain more knowledge, and learn from other people as well.  Therefore, here is another slightly updated article about surf fishing the Oregon coast.  Remember that everything here are what I use, and is not scientific.  They work really well for me, but your mileage will greatly vary.  

Gear
I use a 10 foot salmon/steelhead rod.  It's the Cabela's Tourney Trail IM8, Heavy rated, fast action rod.  It's rated up to 2 oz.  Great rod, and I recommend this rod.  I've also used a 6'6" bass rod and that works just as well.

I use a 4000 size reel (Shimano, Daiwa)

Tackle
Hooks: #2 or #4 (#2 will tend to keep the small fish off your line)
Line: #20 braid
Sinker: 2 oz
Leader: 15# mono
Rig setup:  Hi-Low rig, over under rig, 2 hook rig - it's been called by many names.  The sinker is at the bottom of the 2 hooks (remember you can add 3 hooks maximum in Oregon)

Bait
For me, I use Gulp Sandworms in 2" camo about 99.99% of the time.  The simply work; they are "perch crack".  I like to take them out of their package and dry them up for about 3 hours when it's hot (~ 70 degrees).  They tighten up a lot more and stay on the hook much longer.  After doing this, a package will last me about 7-10 trips.

Best tide 
I have found that high slack tide is usually best for most places.  Sometimes though, this is location specific.  Some location is best during low tide, and some are best during high slack tide.   Always try to arrive at your spot about 2 hours before high slack tide, and fish until about 2 hours after high slack tide.

Best time to go
I always prefer an early morning trip - I'm already in the water most of the time during sunrise.  This is mainly because the wind is usually calm in the morning along the Oregon coast.  The wind picks up right around 10-ish.  I've gone out when  the wind forecast is 20+ MPH wind, but it actually don't pick up until late morning.   Also, I prefer cloudy days.  When it's foggy, or overcast, I find that the bite is better than when it's sunny and clear.

Locations
No secrets here at all - all beach along the Oregon coast has them.  If you Google redtail surf perch, you will find that they are found from northern California up to British Columbia.  I prefer a flat beach when surf fishing.  

Other things ........
A wader is a must here on the Oregon coast - especially during the summer months when the water is much colder than they are in the fall and winter months.  I prefer boot-in waders since they are much easier to clean, and they keep the sand out of your boots.  If one area is slow, say a bite or a fish in about 30 minutes, then I would move around.  Sometimes I would move about 100 feet and come to  a good area.  You just gotta be mobile and find these guys.  When you do, the bite is usually good because they move in schools.


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07/21/2017

NEW Black Rock Fish PB

July 19, 2017

20" -  4# - 4oz


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06/18/2017

Oregon Crabbing Report

Had a decent trip to Coos Bay.  Got 15 dungeness crabs, and 4 reds.  This was 3 pickups before we headed home due to large swells in the bay.  Weather was really nice, light wind and sunny.   We had 4 pots with us.



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06/15/2017

Surf Fishing Report

surf: 3-4', nice and calm surf, slow rolling breakers
wind: calm (2-3 MPH)
tide:  low @ 10:19 am
variance:  ~6'
weather: cloudy
note:  started fishing about 8-ish.  It was a slow start, then picked up quite a bit as low slack approached.  I always prefer the high slack, but today surprised me.  Kept 11.  Unusually large, active sand crab population on the beach.




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06/13/2017
PK's Quote #1

"3 things are optional in life:  wealth, happiness, and poverty"


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06/13/2017

Oregon Crabbing Report

May 13 - 10 dungies, 1 red, 2 pickup (1.5 hours apart).  started around 9 am, low tide @ 9:39 am.


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06/08/2017

Subscriber Surf Fishing Tournament

Fee:  $10/person
When:  July 4, 2017 (Last tournament for 2017)
Where:  Bob Straub State Park in Pacific City
Time: 8 AM - 12:30 PM
High tide: @ 10:30 AM (Low variance - 5.3')

HIGHLY weather dependent.  Hopefully, mother nature will cooperate like last time.  2 conditions must be met:  low to moderate wind and low surf/swell.  If one is off, I will cancel it for safety reasons.  Check back here often for updates!  

I know in the past I had people wait to start at a certain time.  I decided that from now on, people can start fishing once they check in.  This way, they don't waste time.  

You can also drive to other beaches if you like.  




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06/06/2017

Surf Fishing Report

surf: 3-4', closer to 5'
wind: calm (2-3 MPH)
tide:  high @ 11:44 am
variance:  5.7'
weather: foggy, overcast
note:  started fishing close to 9 am.  tried lost creek but no bite after 1 hour.  moved south to seal rock and bite was good.  14" was the biggest.  definitely a personal best but didn't bring my scale!   AARGHH!!  next time....

weather was over cast and a little foggy -which is my IDEAL weather to surf fish.  I don't like it sunny, and prefer foggy or misty days --- the gloomier the day, the better!



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05/31/2017
Another decent day of crabbing.  I caught 9 dungies & 6 red rock crabs.  That's with 2 pulls.  I did much better than I thought.  May is usually a very slow month for crabbing.



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05/28/2017

Second Surf Fishing Tournament

This is just a brief announcement about the 2nd tournament that's coming up.  I have mentioned August as the month for the next one, but I'm thinking about holding it on July 4th due to a better tide that day.  All of the Saturday tides in August have a big variance (extreme high to low) and usually that isn't good for surf fishing.  There's nothing scientific about that but I'm just speaking more from past experience.

July 4th this year is on a Tuesday, and most people will be off work for the holiday so it would work out OK for the turnout.

Stay tuned for more info.


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05/28/2017

Tournament Was Great

The video for the tournament is being edited as I write this.  It will be uploaded soon.

We had 30 people show up, and that was about 15 more than I expected!  The wind stayed really calm, but the surf was higher than what was predicted.  It wasn't too bad though.  I saw some familiar faces but there were many new people as well.  I was pretty worried because I didn't see anyone catching fish during the tournament, but actually many caught fish at the end  (I apparently should have made the LEFT turn coming out of the trail end to head towards Seal Rock).  But I made a right turn at apparently it was an unproductive area.

One thing I will do from now on is just have people go fish once they check in, this way they don't have to wait and waste time.  It's always a learning experience for me for these tournaments.

Anyhow, I think we all left learning something new that day so that was great.  Stay tuned for the next tournament!



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05/25/2017

SURF FISHING SATURDAY
MAY 27, 2017

I'm excited to announce that the surf fishing tournament this Saturday is a GO!  Surf will be around 3-4 feet and the wind is about 8 MPH, which means it'll be about 10-14.  Those conditions are fishable.  We better not complain or the fish gods will hear us and they'll change the weather to a very nasty condition.

1 - bring a bucket to put your fish in
2 - expect to walk a LOT!!!  (when bites are slow, move around!!!)
3 - check-in time is @ 12 pm
4 - $10 fee
5 - no one under 18 years of age - even if you have your parents with you
6 - 15 surf perch maximum during weigh-in (15 is the legal limit in Oregon) - PLEASE don't keep more than 15!  Following all state law is a requirement - you will be disqualified from this and all future tournaments if you break this or any rule
7 - fishing will start from 1 pm to 4 pm (high tide is @ 2:55 pm).  Weigh-in at the end of the tournament










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05/24/2017

Sturgeon Fishing!!!

Sturgeon was on my bucket list for a long time, but Alec from NorthwestFishing invited me to Portland to see if we can catch some.  It was a great trip, and the weather was just beautiful all day.  We had a lot of fun and I caught my first sturgeon ever 10 minutes before we had to leave.  I overstayed almost 2 hours just so I could land one.  I was glad I waited it out.



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05/24/2017

Pan fried trout

This is the most simple fish recipe ever.  You marinate trout (or any fish) in soy sauce overnight.  Then pan fry them the next day in olive oil.  If you want a little saltier taste, marinate them for a good 24 hours, but no more.  

I fry them until they are crispy brown, and served them with rice and a side of veggies.  Super easy, and super healthy.



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05/24/2017

Tournament Update #2

 
Saturday May 27 Surf Outlook
 
Tournament info:        
Saturday, May 27
Ona Beach State Park  (
see map below)
1 PM to 4 PM
$10 fee per person
No one under 18 years of age


As of right now, the wind looks OK for Saturday, May 27.  It's forecast for about 10 MPH, so it'll be more close to 12-15, which is ....... meh...  But what  can you do, right?  We gotta take what mother nature gives us. 

The surf/swell forecast hasn't changed much - and that is great!!  This tourney is looking more likely that it will happen!


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05/20/2017


Tournament Update

 
Saturday May 27 Surf Outlook
 
Tournament info:        
Saturday, May 27
Ona Beach State Park  (
see map below)
1 PM to 4 PM
$10 fee per person
No one under 18 years of age

 

As of now, it looks fishable.  But it's a whole week away.  It's forecast at 4 feet, which is fine.  Hopefully it stays like that.  wind is predicted at 11 mph, which is good too.

crossing all fingers.




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05/17/2017

Awesome surf for the next week!

Wow!  What a great forecast for surf fishers.  Nothing but fishable surf for the next week!  I've never seen it like this before.  This opens up a rare opportunity for surf fishing.

However, there is the other all important factor:  WIND!  If that is calm too, then it should make for a great week.  To have the wind and surf calm at the same time is pretty rare though.  We'll see.

So, if you are dying to go surf fishing like me,  be sure to plan your trips in the next few days.



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05/16/2017


Greenling

2#  8 oz.  17".   May 2017.



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05/05/2017

Surf Fishing Report

Got on the water about 6:20 AM-ish.  Bite was on immediately!  Fished with 3 others and they all did great.  We managed to catch the high tide as it was going out.  We fished to about 2 hours after high tide before leaving.  A great day of surf fishing.  It seems they are feeding for the spawn.



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05/01/2017

Redtail Surf Perch

2 pound even.  Caught in July 2016.


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04/29/2017

Bay Fishing

This year's weather along the Oregon coast has been miserable to say the least.  The surf is always rough, and the wind is always high.  From January to March, I was able to go out surf fishing about 3 times.  I uploaded some old surf fishing videos to have something to upload for my subscribers.

With the weather too rough for surf fishing, I usually go fishing and crabbing in the bay.  I did a lot of crabbing this year so far.  It has been decent, and I've gotten my limit a few times despite it's the slowest time of the year for crabbing.

Last fishing & crabbing trip, I sent my gopro down along with my crab pot.  Water got inside my gopro case - mainly the lens housing.  But surprisingly, it didn't kill my gopro completely.  Sometimes it records and sometimes not.  

I mostly catch rock fish & ling cod in bays.  They are fun, and really good eating.  I've also caught greenlings (a new PB of 17" caught last week).  I don't like the greenling because the meat is too mushy for me.  So back into the water it goes.  They are an awesome looking fish and they fight extremely hard.  To me, they fight much harder than the rock fish.

So, until the weather calms down a little bit on the coast, I'll be doing a lot of bay fishing.

When fishing bays, I always target structures such as rocks because that's where fish like to hold.



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04/29/2017

Best Micro SD Card for a Gopro

I got a new Micro SD card from Amazon today and tested the speed of it.  WOW, is it blazingly fast!!  So far, this is my fastest card - even faster than my Sandisk Extreme Pro.  The Samsung card has a phenomenal write speed well over 70 MB/s.  Definitely 4K & VR ready!

I'm excited because this will make my videos more clear.  After all, your videos are only as good as your slowest device.  

To be honest, I don't need a card this fast because I film in 1080P, which doesn't need that high of a write speed.  However, it's always a safe investment to future proof yourself.



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04/27/2017


EXCELLENT SURF FISHING WEATHER

It was a rough winter, and it looks like the surf is finally settling down for the next week.  It looks amazing!  I wish I have time to go, but I have to work!  Aarrghh!!!  I kill for this type of surf!  

If you guys have free time in the coming days, it is a perfect time to hit that beach for some redtail action.  The surf is really good, but just be aware that the wind might still be high.  Going early helps too to beat the wind before it picks up later in the day.

Good luck, be safe, and tight lines!!!!



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04/23/2017

There was a break in the weather on 4/19 so I headed out to the beach.  We did good with a bite almost every cast.  Got some doubles too, and some nice size redtails.  The sizes were all over the board.  I caught my 2nd walleye perch of my career.  

Now, the weather is acting up again for my upcoming weekend in 2 days.  Looks like I'll have to stick with freshwater, and hope that it's better by next week.




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04/22/2017


On the Oregon coast, you simply can't just go to the beach and start surf fishing because the swells can be pretty dangerous.  To be safe, it's best to check the surf report before heading out surf fishing.

The forecast for the next 1 week looks pretty dangerous for surf fishers.  I was hoping to go out this coming Tuesday, but that isn't happening with a rough surf.  Not only that, but the wind is forecast to be over 15 MPH.  

That's the whole theme for weather this year so far.  It's been just plain disruptive, and very irritating.  Where is that calm weather?  It's spring time, and they biting hot right now too!!  Aaarrrggghhhh!!!



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04/21/2017

PK's Youtube Channel

about

A channel dedicated to fresh & saltwater fishing in Oregon - including crabbing for dungenness and red rock crabs.  I do not claim to know everything about the outdoors, but the tips & techniques I show in my videos are self-taught - knowledge I've gained since I caught my first fish back in 1982.

My first video went live in June 2014 on my channel.  My aim is to have varieties in my video: fishing, crabbing, cooking, how-to's, gear talk, and sometimes get-togethers with my subscribers.


positive side effect

Do I earn money from my channel?  Absolutely yes!!  It isn't very much, but it is an upward trend and I'm extremely excited about it.  My youtube channel has been one happy accident that I'm proud of.  Another positive effect is meeting new people.  I have met and made good friends with a lot of people who watch my channel.  At the same time, people share fishing spots with me, so this opens up new opportunities.  I'm very grateful to all of these people, because they help me grow.  These positive people (my subscribers) are the type of people I like to invest my time, energy, and effort into because we both help each other grow.  It's a wonderful synergy!

species

here are the species I tend to target most:  redtail surf perch, bass, rock fish, ling cod, trout, panfish, and crabs.  People ask me many times if I target salmon or steelhead and the answer is no.  I've caught a lot of them living in Alaska for 8 years, but never picked it  back up when I moved to Oregon.

seasonal changes

Like in most places, fishing in Oregon follows the 4 seasons.  Therefore, the type of videos I upload usually follows the fishing season.  I usually target redtail surf perch year round because they can be caught year round.  The only problem is trying to get a calm day on the coast, which is rare here in Oregon!  Bass fishing here is usually best during spring and summer.  You can catch them in winter too here, but a stick of dynamite works best during the cold months when they completely shut down and become uncooperative.  I fish for trout year round too, but more so during January to late summer as this is when they stock the lakes and ponds.  Rock fish & ling cod are another fish I target if the swell is too high for surf fishing.  I fish for them in the bays, so swell isn't much of a concern sometimes.

Another specie I target a lot are crabs.  The best times that I find are from August to December (maybe late January too).  From February to July, I find crabbing to be pretty slow.  I still go crabbing year round, but don't catch many during February to July.

negative side effect

I sometime get internet trolls commenting on my channel.  This is expected, it's a normal thing in this digital age.  I simply don't engage with them though because engaging with negative people results in zero gain.  Also, I would have to be negative too in order to deal with the negative situation that they've created - and I would never want to be negative for the simple reason that it doesn't have any positive rewards.  I never invest my time, energy, and effort into dealing with negative people because they don't offer any value to my channel, and don't offer any value to my life.  So, to invest your time, energy, and effort into something that has no positive gain is pretty useless.

I will never come to comprehend the uncanny human desire where one likes to focus on other people's problems rather than their own ........................ and I don't think I ever will ................

upload schedule

I don't have a fixed schedule that I upload my videos.  It usually takes me anywhere from 1 day to a week or more to edit my videos.  One reason for this is because I have other matters I must tend to in life - family, job, plus other personal matters.  I would love to upload a video every day, but given my time constraint, that won't happen.   Besides, many times I don't catch fish so I can't make videos without catching fish.


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04/20/2017



Lynn and I headed over to Munsel for some trout fishing.  We did great.  Got our limit in a little over an hour.  We were trolling spoons - the bronze color seemed to work well that day.  

Lynn caught his limit of 5 on a bronze Z-Ray, and I did really well on a Thomas Cyclone & a silver Kastmaster.



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04/12/2017

Oregon Dungeness Crabbing
(Bay crabbing)

 


Best time for crabbing on the Oregon coast

The best months for catching dungeness crabs along the Oregon coast is from August to November.  I have found that my catch increases greatly starting in mid August to early December.   After December, it dies down, and by March to July, it's almost dead (nothing scientific here, but I'm saying this from my own experience only).  You can still catch them in the spring time and summer, but it's going to be very slow.
  • Best months:  August, September, October, November, December (months that end in "r")
Best bait for crabs

Raw chicken works extremely well, and they are easy to get because they're sold in many places.  Fish carcass also works really well.  People tell me that fish carcass attracts a lot of seal and they will try to tear your pots apart to get to the fish.  I haven't had any problems with this problem at all.  I usually use black rock fish carcass, and ling cod carcass, and redtail perch.  They work extremely well, and it saves me money too from buying chicken.

Water depth

This varies a lot!.  I have set my pots in around 10 foot of water to about 30 foot and have gotten good results at both depths and in between.  There isn't one set depth that is the magic number.  I have even found many crabs on the beach while surfing - many times in about 1 foot of water.  Sandy bottom grounds is what I usually look for when setting my pots.  


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04/12/2017


Set my new personal best yesterday:

    19" black rock fish - 3# and 8 oz




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04/12/2017


Had a good crabbing trip yesterday.  Well, "good" for this time of year when it's the slow times for crabbing on the Oregon coast.  Got 9 dungeness crabs & 8 red rock crabs.



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03/26/2017

Subscriber Surf Fishing
CANCELLED - ROUGH SURF

Update: 3/30/2017.  6:30 pm.  The surf info has not changed, and it's still at around 6 foot - that is a couple of feet above what I would call safe.  Unfortunately, I think this get-together this Saturday is looking less likely.  It would be bad if people showed up and only to be turned around due to rough waves.  Just to be on the safe side, I'm going to cancel this get-together.  I was really hoping to get out there because this is the only free Saturday I have left for the next 3 months!  

Update: 3/29/2017.  7:40 am.  The wind forecast has not died down, and the surf is still at an uncomfortable 6 foot-ish.  The wind isn't really an issue, 8-9 mph is fine.  But, it's the surf/swell is the concern here.  


Update: 3/27/2017.  4:22 pm.  the wind for Saturday looks good.  it's forecasted to be around 8 mph according to the weather channel.  surf/swell is around 6 feet.  these are not ideal conditions, but it's looking fishable, let's hope it gets better!


Lost Creek State Park (south of Newport)
Saturday,  April 1
Starts @ 8:30 AM

As of right now, the wind & surf looks fishable.  But I'll keep monitoring to see.  Be sure to check this website for updates/cancellation.  Check back on Friday evening 3/31.



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03/09/2017

Subscriber surf fishing get-together

CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH SURF


UPDATE 2:   5:34 pm.  I am monitoring the swell info, and it looks like the surf will be too rough to for this event to be safe.  so, I'm going to err on the side of caution and cancelling this get-together.  I'm going to see about moving the event to APRIL 1 - at the same location.  will give an update about this soon.

UPDATE 1:   3:00 PM looks like the wind is decent for tomorrow, but the surf will a concern. 6+ foot swells is borderline unfishable.  there is also a 50% chance of rain, so be sure to bring your rain gear.  we'll know more when we meet tomorrow morning if the surf will be an issue.  see everyone there at Bob Straub State Park @ 8:30 AM.


When:  Saturday, March 25, 2017
Where:  Bob Straub State Park, Pacific City
Time:  8:30 am - 11:30 am

This is a great way for you to get in some practice for our upcoming surf fishing tournament in May.  I try to organize as many get-togethers as I can, but the problem is, my weekends are on week days.  So, this makes it hard because most people have their weekends on a normal weekend.  

But I got time off on 3/25, so I want to do a get-together.  This is highly weather dependent!  Hopefully,  mother nature cooperates that day, and all will be smooth and calm.  I hope to see all of you guys there!



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03/03/2017


Decided to fish with a bucktail jig last Wednesday - results were great!  1 oz spro bucktail I got off amazon.  species caught:  2 lingcod (17" & 18"), 1 copper, 1 quillback, 2 black rock fish, 1 greenling (17").








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03/01/2017


People have been asking me about the waders I use for surf fishing.  here it is:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Mens-Spring-Run-mm-Felt-gram-Waders-Regular/722709.uts?searchPath=%2Fbrowse.cmd%3FcategoryId%3D734095080%26CQ_search%3Dcabela%252527s%2Bwaders




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02/24/2017
sometims I get strange posts like this on my channel....  does anyone follow what the user is saying?  with posts like these, who needs bots?



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02/20/2017

Powerbait Worms
 
I get ask a lot about where I buy my 7" Powerbait worms.  walmart.com is the place, and it's the cheapest online that I've found.

I use the green pumpkin in 7".  They are $3.66 a pack.  I usually buy 10 packs at a time, so shipping is free ($35 minimum order to qualify for free 2-day shipping).


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