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Yellowfin fishing near Hurricane Bank

Billy Santiago gaffs small yellowfin tuna caught by Captain Steve.

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Catching salmon while mooching off Crescent City

Fishing for king salmon off of Crescent City, CA.  After catching one trolling, continued trolling for 3 hours without a bite.  Due to the warm water conditions and seeing fish deep on the sonar we decided to mooch.  We picked … Continue reading

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How NOT to catch a salmon!

Accidentally breaking a rod while catching a salmon can be rather interesting.  Off Crescent City, CA mooching for King Salmon.  Warm water conditions put the salmon down deep so we had to mooch.

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Captain Steve shows off variety of Crescent City fishing

Crescent City offers great fishing with equally great variety.  Over the course of a couple of days we caught halibut, salmon, and a number of different types of rock fish. Typical Crescent City King Salmon caught trolling a few miles … Continue reading

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Crescent City Pacific Halibut

Uncle Joe gets lucky fishing on board the John Galt off Crescent City, CA and bags a pacific halibut.  Caught on a 6” Big Hammer swim bait. Captain Steve (aka the Grumpy Fisherman) poses with the halibut that he netted … Continue reading

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DIY Kayak Stability Device

Ever fall out of your kayak and get dragged halfway to nowhere when trying to land the fish of a lifetime?  Then worry no more, with Grandpa Grumpy Fish’s DIY Kayak Stability Device (“KSD” for short, patent pending), you’ll stay … Continue reading

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DIY Mobile Kayak Storage

A cart/mounts to store kayaks on and easily move them around when needed.

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DIY Kayak Cart

This little device (plus wheels to be added later) is a great help in moving kayaks around.  The two vertical prongs go into holes on the bottom side of the kayak allowing it to be rolled around easily.

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Grumpy Fishing With Grandpa!

These videos are from the trip to Crescent City in 2012 where the term “Grumpy Fish” originated.  Grandpa had been talking to Wesley for months about fishing and we finally had the chance to go out on the boat.  We … Continue reading

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A good size salmon

A good size salmon caught off the cost of Crescent City, CA

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