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General Board / Re: Great White Reseach
« on: Today at 02:04:22 PM »
New spot ;D


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General Board / Re: Forum Lawyer!
« on: Today at 09:22:30 AM »
I found your beer, but lost the owner!  Dave!!!  Where you at?!?!?!?!

He's shacked up in a seedy hotel with that old guy dancing in a diaper. Turns out Dave's a Bottom, but hey, that's cool, at least he's found his true love and is happy now.

 ;D

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Contest & Events / Re: 2018 "One Week" Shoreline Beast Bash
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:48:11 AM »
I'm going to win 4) with nothing but thornbacks!

Every thornback is minus one prize ;D

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Going to be a big swell the next couple of days >:(

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Salt Water Shore Fishing Reports / Re: Sevengill Frenzy
« on: May 21, 2018, 07:16:05 AM »
On fire!

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Salt Water Shore Fishing Reports / Re: Definitely a fun night out
« on: May 21, 2018, 07:14:37 AM »
You're on fire 8)

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Salt Water Shore Fishing Reports / Re: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
« on: May 17, 2018, 05:36:09 PM »
All I"ve caught lately is a damn cold >:(

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Food & Recipe / Re: Getting a smoker this weekend.
« on: May 14, 2018, 10:50:40 AM »
Awesome, thanks guys!
Just loaded it on the back of the van.
It's a Mac Grills 2 Star General.

That's a serious unit ;D

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Salt Water Shore Fishing Reports / Fishing is Hard
« on: May 14, 2018, 10:45:52 AM »
My schedule got all screwed up because of a big party we hosted at our house on Saturday. Got the kitchen pass for Sunday AM as a reward for good behavior 8)

So we hit one of our favorite spots that has been a salad bar for the past month hoping for the best. Near shore kelp monsters made hand casting anything from shore pointless, so we yakked out some baits. It was a constant battle cleaning the kelp from the lines, but at least with the heavier weights it was fishable. Fished from sunup till 1:30pm. We got 1 decent Leo, and that was it.

Hand casting from shore in The OC has been a struggle for awhile now. It's totally hit or miss, mostly miss >:(

What's frustrating is that the fish are there. I know guys are landing a nice variety of big fish, it's just that most are not from the beach.

At times like these, it helps to remember the #1 rule of fishing, don't let it interfere with your beer drinking, you're going to have a bad time ;D

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Salt Water Shore Fishing Reports / Re: Mission Failure 5/12/18
« on: May 14, 2018, 10:29:52 AM »
Still, a grinner is a grinner 8)

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Food & Recipe / Re: Getting a smoker this weekend.
« on: May 12, 2018, 07:52:27 AM »
Congrats! If it's a decent brand like Traeger you're going to love it.

A few tips.

1. The wood you choose will flavor whatever you cook. You don't have to use the same one every time. You can use lighter woods like alder for fish, fruit and nut woods for a happy medium or intense woods like mesquite and hickory for full smoke flavor.
2. Never run out of pellets.
3. Inject/brine/rub whatever you're cooking and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, before smoking. Fish is the exception.
4. Don't be a slave to 225 degrees. A lot of the recipes call for cooking at 225. It just takes longer. I almost always cook at 250.
5. Get a good remote meat thermometer. I use the Maverick so I can sit in my chair watching sports and keep an eye on the smoker and meat temps.
6. Use the Texas Crutch. There's a couple of reasons all of the competition BBQ teams do. It will shorten your cook time and keep your meat moist without mopping.
7. Go to a real butcher. The meats they have are so much better it's not funny. Yes, I'll smoke stuff the wife buys on sale, and it's good, but it's never as good as what you'll get from a real butcher.
8. Smoked chicken/turkey are not going to have crispy skin, so don't let it bother you. Focus on the quality of the meat, which will be insane. Skin is evil, so take it off after cooking.
9. Don't be afraid to smoke a tri-tip. Trim all the fat off. Smoke doesn't penetrate fat, so you should trim everything anyways. It won't have the crispy crust like if you cooked it on your grill, but it's still so good I've never gotten complaints.
10. Smoke your veggies. Take a pan and place your veggies under your meat so they can catch the drippings. Good stuff.

In the debate of sauce, no sauce, I punt. I'll lightly glaze whatever I'm cooking at the end if I'm going to use BBQ sauce and then put some extra on the table if anybody wants more. 

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Salt Water Shore Fishing Reports / Re: Screw the Charts
« on: May 11, 2018, 10:00:52 AM »
I'm not getting any younger

You're killing me here bro, I'll bet I got drafted before you were even born.   ;D

That would make you at least 78 ;D

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Salt Water Shore Fishing Reports / Re: Screw the Charts
« on: May 10, 2018, 12:54:18 PM »
Ray Jay texted me and said you caught four "Minus One's" and a 9 inch bat.  That put you at minus three for the night.   ;D

Glad you got out Chip.  The OC hotline has been pretty quiet lately.

Quiet before the storm I hope ;D

Truth is work sucks. I've thought long and hard about it, and I'm making some changes. Goal is not money, although you never have enough of that, but rather to actually get out 2-3 times a week. I'm not getting any younger and I've reached the point where just making more isn't going to affect my life one way or the other. So I'm going to try to scale back, create a niche, get out of the office more and live happily every after 8)

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Salt Water Shore Fishing Reports / Screw the Charts
« on: May 10, 2018, 11:01:07 AM »
Reading all the posts and looking at all the pics of 7 gills, yellows, bsb, and big rays being caught had me going through tug drug withdrawal. It didn't help that she who must be obeyed is killing me getting the house ready for a huge first communion party for our godson on Saturday. A quick look at the calendar and my honeydo list told me it was last night or no fishing this week. A look at the charts said don't even bother :(

Screw the Charts >:(

The surf and the salad have absolutely sucked for me lately, so I decided to hit the bay at 6:00pm. Even the bay had a bunch of green stuff in it, but at least it was fishable. Got lines in, one with double pinned squish and a serious hook, and a critter rod with cut squish. Didn't have much hope, so I settled in with a cold one and a smoke to enjoy watching the sun go down. Didn't take long before my critter rod goes off with something actually pulling line! A fish! Not huge, but a cute little 24" bat to take the edge off my tug drug jones. Thought oh well, at least I got out and beat the skunk. Got another bait out hoping for a bigger model.

Nothing bigger. But I did manage to put three more rays on the sand before calling it at 9:00pm ;D

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