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2013 Dungeness Crab Opener!

But let’s be honest.  I’m not a huge crab fan.  For those of you following me, you’ll note that I pretty much have only 1-2 posts on crabbing…

But after lots of sighing and debating, I loaded up one crab cage Friday evening.  Wound up needing the entire Friday night to prepare since I was planning to fish as well.  Wound up not being ready until about 2am…had to be up at 3am to drive & eat breakfast anyway so I just stayed up…

We landed in Half Moon Bay around 5/5:30 am.  Packed everything down and paddled off!  Was so foggy, glad we had lights.  We could hear boats cruisin’ around us long before we could see them.  We headed out to the first stop, somewhere around the triangle.

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From the Half Moon Bay Jetties to the Mirror Waters of Capitola

super calm day at capitola, ca with seals
capitola water & seals in the background

The weather these past two weekends has been amazing.  It finally calmed down after that initial spring – fall change.  Had a few weeks of rather high speed winds, but boy, when it calms down, it really calms down!  And that black patch is a bunch of seals!  Tons of seals, dolphin, and whales, but more on that later. Continue reading From the Half Moon Bay Jetties to the Mirror Waters of Capitola

Lafayette Reservoir, First time! 10-23-2012

Not sure what wordpress did with the old button to add images hosted on other sites, working on figuring it out.  Just wanted to push this post out before I forgot details :]

Edit: apparently I have to push the post, go to the post and click edit to get back to the old format of editor…laaaaaame

Went in for the second part of my root canal today.  Didn’t sleep last night, I think I actually fell asleep during the root canal… >.<  Was raining on and off until I got back to redwood city.  Sun came out around 3 and I felt like fishing so I looked up a few places.  Was contemplating something in livermore, but the lake looked HUGE.  I try to avoid the really large ones since I don’t have a boat to take out on them.

Anyhow, wound up choosing to try out Lafayette Reservoir.  Got a little confused when I first got there.  The road up is a really narrow one way street and you have to go over this one really sketchy bump thing…Its not bad once you’ve been through once, but your first time you’re just going to be thinking “What the holy hell have I gotten myself into…”

The parking is kind of confusing too.  Right as you reach the top of the the hill there’s a gate that says “Annual Pass Only”, we didn’t even bother trying to go through there.  Have no idea how it works.  There’s a cleaning station and bathroom just to the right of that gate though.  The cleaning station looks really nice, seems to be well kept.  I didn’t use it since I didn’t know about it until we were packed and leaving.

So you know what I’m talking about :]  Click for the full size image

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