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WT posted 02-03-2006 01:32 AM ET (US)   Profile for WT   Send Email to WT  
Any Whalers going out to Cordell Bank?

Fishing report:

Here are the numbers for today's wide open bite 3803 12331

The New Sea Angler had 16 anglers for 312 Squid to 42 lbs. in 50 min. Capt. Powers said he has never seen it this good. They put the lines in at 9:40 a.m brought the squid up to the bottom of the boat where the squid stayed, they had all they wanted and quit fishing at 10:30 a.m. The squid have been holding up tight to the boat and they fly line the squid. No weight is used.

Capt. Rick said he he has spots open for Friday and a few open for Saturday.
For more info or Reservations (707)875-3344

If I'm not working I'll be out there this Saturday..Happy Fishing!!

Weather forecast:

SAT
W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL BUILDING TO 14 TO 19 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL BUILDING TO 19 TO 22 FT.

SUN
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
W SWELL 13 TO 17 FT.

MON
N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
W SWELL 8 TO 11 FT.

TUE
NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 10 TO 14 FT.

WT posted 02-03-2006 02:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Additional fishing report:

http://www.coastsidefishingclub.com/forums/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/ 271229/an/0/page/0#271229

The numbers indicate that they where 32 miles (as the crow flies) from the Westside Ramp.

Let's go get some squid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Warren

WT posted 02-03-2006 11:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Perhaps next weekend?

Anybody?

Buckda posted 02-03-2006 01:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Hey Warren -

What does 22' Swell do to your linear fuel economy?

In a 17' boat, that must be like running up and down foothills all morning long. Can you/do you get air off the top of the swell?

(Just curious - Lake Superior sometimes generates swell after a storm system; however I've generally only encountered what I'd call "swell" of about 4-6 feet.)

Good luck on your expedition. I enjoyed the photos you took from last year's squid run.

Dave

WT posted 02-03-2006 02:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Actually I was kidding. 22 foot swells would be a little too much for our 170 Montauks.

A group of us with 170 Montauks were thinking about going out last weekend but it was Chinese New Years.

Perhaps, next weekend?

Buckda posted 02-03-2006 02:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Thanks for clarifying for this inland (great lakes) boater.

I was feeling like a pansy there for a bit!!!

Dave

WT posted 02-03-2006 02:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
OK. My fishing partner and I will be at Westside ramp next Saturday, February 10th at 6 AM. So far I have a 23 foot Cabo along for the hunt for squid.

In theory, the water will lay down after this next storm. So next weekend should be OK.

Let's go get some squid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Warren

elaelap posted 02-03-2006 05:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
I'll be there if I'm not down in L.A., Warren. I was going to go this weekend but something--several things--came up.

Tuco

fishinchips posted 02-03-2006 08:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
this weekend forecast is no good.
Will try next weekend.

Ken

Chuck Tribolet posted 02-03-2006 11:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
What kind of squid? They can't be Market Squid at 42 pounds.
And it seems like the water's been too cold for Humboldt
Squid.


Chuck

WT posted 02-03-2006 11:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Chuck:

They are Humbolt Squid.

Warren

minitauk85 posted 02-04-2006 09:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for minitauk85  Send Email to minitauk85     
WT- I have read about the influx of Humbolt squid in areas where they didn't think these squid ever went - I hear they put up quite a fight! My question is this- while I'm no fan of calamari it seems to me that these "monster" sized squid would be tough to eat- do you eat them? Seems like they'd be tough to get of the special hooks y'all use-how is this managed? -k
fishinchips posted 02-06-2006 04:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
Heard that there only about 15 miles or so from half moon bay.

Also heard that the there 6 miles pass point pinos out of monterey.

ken

WT posted 02-06-2006 05:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
minitauk85:

I don't eat them. I give away all my fish when I take it home.

Here are some pictures of last year's squid run:

http://photobucket.com/albums/v665/warrent/ Montauk%20Squid%20Run%20Feb%202005/

Ken:

I went fishing last Saturday and caught the flu. Perhaps I will be better by the weekend. I'll launch whereever it's easiest.

Warren

minitauk85 posted 02-06-2006 07:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for minitauk85  Send Email to minitauk85     
WT- Great pics! Amazing how big those jokers get! So how do you get them off the hook? How bad do they trash your Whaler with ink? -k
placerville posted 02-06-2006 11:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for placerville  Send Email to placerville     
Hey Warren,
I'd be up for it if I'm around. And the conditions are right.
Matt
WT posted 02-07-2006 01:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
minitauk85:

You have to gaff them. Once they are hooked they don't come off. You have to cut the hooks off.

Matt:

I'm not sure what day and where yet. Maybe out of Half Moon Bay because the squid are out only 18 miles. Plus I'm not sure if I'm getting a relapse of the flu.

I'll play it by ear.

Warren

fishinchips posted 02-09-2006 10:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
leaving out of hmb (half moon bay) on saturday.
Will drop crab pots also before heading to the squid grounds.

Numbers to the Humbolt squid are:
37-22 / 122-48

Forecast:
SAT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. AREAS OF FOG.

Be Safe and good hunting,
ken (170 montauk / 22 hydrasports wa)

WT posted 02-10-2006 12:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
I will be at the Half Moon Bay (Pillar Point) ramp at 6 am.

We will be on VHF Channel 19.

My call name is Mega Bite.

All Whalers are welcome to follow us out for a hunt for giant Humbolt squid.

Warren

WT posted 02-10-2006 12:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
The coordinates indicate that we will be approximately 21 miles offshore. We will be 4 miles east of the Half Moon Bay buoy.

My cell phone is 916-952-3333 if anyone has any questions.

Let's go get some squid!!!!!!!!!!!

Warren

fishinchips posted 02-10-2006 10:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
Keep your radio on vhf 19.
If the squid is not at 22/48, then we must hunt.

Once we find them, we will broadcast the coordinates.

Ken

kingfish posted 02-10-2006 11:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Go get 'em you guys, and good luck! And let us know how you do - it's been a long winter around here, and hearing about some active fishing going on (or better yet, seeing some pictures) makes Spring all that much closer for us up (over) here.

John

17 bodega posted 02-11-2006 01:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
I know of fleets heading out from both Bodega Bay and Half Moon Bay. There should be plenty of broadcasting on the VHF channels listed. Looks like we'll be chest deep in bait again this year.

Tight lines and lots of ink gents.

ConnorEl posted 02-11-2006 12:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for ConnorEl  Send Email to ConnorEl     
You guys got me jealous and curious. Here’s a link to a discussion about cleaning/dressing the squid for gastronomic gratification.

http://www.squidfish.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=727

Good luck! Brent

minitauk85 posted 02-11-2006 07:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for minitauk85  Send Email to minitauk85     
This link reminds me of my favorite garfish recipe - cut long strips off the side of the garfish. remove skin and scales. boil garfish "fillets" for 10 hours on low boil.Add salt, pepper, lemon juice and beer. remove fillets and place in oven on preheated bricks (375 degrees) and bake for 7 hours. Remove fillets and discard, eat the bricks.-k
uhu posted 02-11-2006 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for uhu  Send Email to uhu     
minitauk - although I cannot agree with your assessment - for here in Hawaii we like to eat em raw, as well as other ways, that is a classic peice you posted. LOL
uhu posted 02-11-2006 08:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for uhu  Send Email to uhu     
actually ment the squid not the gar
fishinchips posted 02-11-2006 10:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
Haven't gone fishing or crabbing since thanksgiving.
So today was the day to chase after some humbolt squid and dungeness crab.

Left Half Moon Bay harbor at 5:00 am and dropped 4 crab pots.
Then proceeded on my way to locate humbolt squid.

We were approx 20 miles offshore and saw some nice marks on my meter. Put down (1000 feet) and hooked up !
Slow drawn out battle, used my shimano 2 speed tld-30 to bring him up. Had to use LOW gear to horse him in.
Then my partner hooks up, this kept on going consistently. Megabite (WT) was close by and was quickly approaching our coordinates. Put out a call on the radio and soon after boats were all around me.
Decided to stop at 15 humbolt squid and then ran back to my crab pots.

We hauled up a total of 20 crabs, but 7 of them were female in which I threw back in. Kept the males and there dinner tonight !

Will put up some photos a bit later.


Ken (170 montauk / 22 hydrasports)

WT posted 02-12-2006 01:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
I had a great time today. The ride 23 miles offshore was refreshing because I haven't been out on the ocean since November 1, 2005. It's even more adventurous when you are running with no other boats in sight. No sight of land and heavy overcast above.

Here's a few pictures:

http://photobucket.com/albums/v665/warrent/2006%20Squid%20Run/

WT posted 02-12-2006 01:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Today was the first time I had the pleasure of using my new Sea Shocks, "Rough Water" edition.

OH MY GOD!!! They work great.

I usually feel beat to death after a long ocean ride, but not today. I highly recommend them.

Warren

Sheila posted 02-12-2006 02:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
Looks like you guys had a great time! Thanks for sharing the photos.
fishinchips posted 02-12-2006 11:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
Thanks warren for the photo link.

Ken

kingfish posted 02-12-2006 11:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Good work you guys, and thanks for the photos Warren - watching isn't as good as doing, but it sure beats any other alternative!

John

p.s. to Warren: Do those Sea Shocks get any kind of slippery when wet?

WT posted 02-12-2006 01:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
kingfish:

My fishing boots didn't slip on the surface of the mat. My boots never got very wet yesterday.

I did notice that I had to adjust the mat a couple of times because it slid forward. Even though the mat weights 9 pounds it will still slid around some.

Warren

PeteB88 posted 02-18-2006 01:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
BUCKDA dave - Those are different swells out there buddy, I was never worried in big stuff off the Oregon coast when I lived out there. the wave top frequency is the deal - it ain't like here on Lake Mich where a sea of chain saws would be gentler than 4 footers here.

kingfish posted 02-18-2006 08:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Thanks Warren-

I'm in the market for a *good* foot pad, and those look interesting, but the surface looked very shiny, as if it might be slippery when wet.

I'm currently unable to raise anyone by phone or order one from their website though...

John

Chuck Tribolet posted 03-11-2006 09:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Last night, the Northern California Underwater Photographic
Society hosted Scott Cassell up from San Diego to show the
rough cut of his new video on Humboldt Squid. These buggers
are NASTY. He wore chain mail over fibreglas armor, and
still got some permanent damage.


Chuck

minitauk85 posted 03-12-2006 06:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for minitauk85  Send Email to minitauk85     
C'mon Chuck! Don't tease! what do you mean "permanent damage"? What did those "nasty buggers" do? Obviously they are aggressive- so what happened? Is there a link that you can share? -k
Chuck Tribolet posted 03-12-2006 11:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
The permanent damage was a severed nerve in his elbow.

They have two primary weapons -- a beak (think about getting
nipped by a 100 pound toucan) and the suckers have teeth --
they look like a star washer or a bottle cap.

http://209.242.151.5/seawolves/dancingwithdemons.wmv
is a trailer for his video.


Chuck

minitauk85 posted 03-13-2006 06:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for minitauk85  Send Email to minitauk85     
Thanks for posting Chuck! Very cool stuff! When I worked at Seaworld (Fl) we would get some big squid in at different times during the year- some would weigh 2-3 pounds, Walruses would slurp em up like spaghetti! Can't imagine what a 30 pounder is like!-k
Chuck Tribolet posted 03-13-2006 09:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
30 pounds is little for a Humboldt. They get to be up to
8 feet long, as they get longer, they get huskier (width goes
up faster than length).

And they are quite cannibalistic.


Chuck

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