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Old 05-26-2014, 10:44 PM   #41
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Caught in the act of trimming sturgeon fillet:

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Old 05-26-2014, 10:46 PM   #42
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Fly-Mark has shown us what a sturgeon looks like after you do the "capture and tag" thing. Has the biologist seen the pictures?
He's seen a video of me catching and releasing an oversized sturgeon. I'm saving that picture for the after August session!

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Al, just a little pointer for you when out capturing sturgeon with the Cal. DFW. I can't say this strongly enough. DO NOT FILLET THE STURGEON BEFORE RELEASING. That would be very bad form, and probably result in an immediate arrest.
Thanks, Don. I hope I remember that sage advice. It might be tough to remember in the heat of the moment.

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Old 05-26-2014, 11:11 PM   #43
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That was very good, Al. I saw your hands trembling while releasing that fish. Do you think you can do it again?
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:25 PM   #44
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Al, do you suppose the research will be done using this vessel?:



Its lettering seems to need updating.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:14 AM   #45
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We actually saw quite a few of them. I counted around 20 that I could see at one time. We were just leaving so we didnt bother (trying) catching them.

I can let you know if I see them next weekend. I have heard they are everywhere around that area. I'd be interested in learning about them and their annual habits.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:51 PM   #46
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Sorry Al, I looked at some pictures of sturgeon and carp. The fish we saw were definitely carp. But your welcome to come by and catch some!
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:10 AM   #47
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Sorry Al, I looked at some pictures of sturgeon and carp. The fish we saw were definitely carp. But your welcome to come by and catch some!
Bow and arrow is best for carp.

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Old 05-28-2014, 06:19 PM   #48
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Me and my buds used to hang out at “Lost Isle” when it was just a dive. We would scream down there from Sacramento every Friday morning during the summer on my friend's Sea Ray just to get a place at the dock. As soon as we were tied up we would immediately start partying. The place would easily fill up by Fri afternoon and folks would push other boats aside just to get in. Woke up many a Sunday afternoon on a strange boat with strange people. I could tell many a tale, if only I could remember them. Unfortunately (or not), it’s closed now.

“Al the Wop’s” in Locke is a pretty funky place also. KJ
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:50 PM   #49
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A rare manatee in our harbor and other wildlife.
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Seen in the CA delta

Bligh,

Great shots!

That sailor will learn to stack his beer on both sides of the boat.

Is that a pilot house poking out of the hyacinths?

Looks like you found the double-crested cormorant tree north of Mildred.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:00 PM   #51
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How does one dock a Manatee single-handed with unfavorable winds or current?

A couple of small tragedies (abandoned boats) pictured.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:10 PM   #52
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Mark: i am the veteran of many such dockings with my boat. What I can sa is that I've rarely had a problem. The Manatee looks a lot more windy than it is. The full keel helps a lot, however a one knot forward speed does a lot more for you than the old 5HP bow thruster.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:44 PM   #53
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Larry, I was concerned about the time it takes to get to deck/dock level from the helm position on the Manatee. I've even found the two-second, three-step move from the Coot's deck-level helm position to the mid-cleat to be "just in time." Fortunately, that is a rare occasion, and never at the home dock.
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:02 PM   #54
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Bligh,

Great shots!

That sailor will learn to stack his beer on both sides of the boat.

Is that a pilot house poking out of the hyacinths?

Looks like you found the double-crested cormorant tree north of Mildred.
Yes it is a pilothouse. Only the steel frame is left. Sad to see old work boats abandoned like that, but i guess they have a limited lifespan just like everything else.
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Was down that way today, and surprised to find a ferry! odd thing though as it was about a mile upstream of a large bridge crossing the same river.
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:54 PM   #58
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is that a radar detector? do those things even work anymore?
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near ladds marina
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Yes, they sure do! No use in Russia or China, for those interested, but the roads of the good'ol USA are a lot friendlier with one on my windscreen.
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