Air Peridot

Loaded for crabbin

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We pushed off from South Beach on our 2016 crab season debut to very nice conditions inside.

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Pt Bonita was poppin fresh so we stayed in the lane

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Some gnarly stuff on the bar between us and crab heaven

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It’s ok when you can see them but about 2 miles out we hit fog and the walls started climbing.

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Eyes glued to the chart/radar  we turned uphill about 3 miles out. Too soon. We got air on a huge sneaker. Mike and I went weightless and then ragdoll on the bridge and Randy caught air on the stern. I won’t soon forget the sound of a 36 ft sportfisher loaded with gear slamming into the trough.

After that crabbing at Baker Beach sounded like a fine idea so we turned tail.

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We dropped 4 pots in 120 feet and headed back to Bonita Cove for rockfish.

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Swells had everything locked down but the scenery was spot on.

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We pulled the string for a handful of crab and headed for home.

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Fresh crab for dinner made for an end to a mighty fine day.

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