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NorCal Underwater Hunters Discussion => Dive Sites => Topic started by: Mike Rosas on April 25, 2017, 08:28:46 PM

Title: Mendo rockpicking
Post by: Mike Rosas on April 25, 2017, 08:28:46 PM
Hi NCUH,
Quick Q: my gal is a rockpicker, where's to go for some ab's on a minus tide in Mendo. county.
Title: Re: Mendo rockpicking
Post by: DG on April 25, 2017, 08:36:28 PM
Go to where the rocks are sticking out of the water. 
Title: Re: Mendo rockpicking
Post by: Amsmosh on April 25, 2017, 08:46:45 PM
Go to places that are hard to access.
Title: Re: Mendo rockpicking
Post by: DG on April 25, 2017, 08:54:54 PM
Go to places that are hard to access.
That's where the big ones are. 
Title: Re: Mendo rockpicking
Post by: dogpaddle on April 26, 2017, 05:50:41 AM
Go to places that are hard to access.
Bring long rope for that "challenging" access.
Title: Re: Mendo rockpicking
Post by: Mike Rosas on April 26, 2017, 07:27:10 AM
Thanks fellas, we've got the basics down, just looking for site specific public access areas in Mendo where it might be worth a try.
Title: Re: Mendo rockpicking
Post by: DG on April 26, 2017, 07:46:31 AM
Thanks fellas, we've got the basics down, just looking for site specific public access areas in Mendo where it might be worth a try.
Not sure about Mendo but in Ft bragg I have seen many rock pickers at glass beach and Mackerricher. They both have long stretches of rocks with easy access on low tides. 
Title: Re: Mendo rockpicking
Post by: MATT MATTISON on April 26, 2017, 08:49:20 AM
if near pt Arena hit up moat creek huge reef to rock pick on low tide.
Title: Re: Mendo rockpicking
Post by: the_derek on April 26, 2017, 01:21:22 PM
i think its safer to dive
Title: Re: Mendo rockpicking
Post by: ji on April 26, 2017, 03:40:08 PM
i think its safer to dive
For what party? LOL. Me thinks for both Abs and the diver.  ;)

In all honesty Mike its been well noted the Abs have moved into shallow waters in certain areas in search of food (kelp). I noticed many Abs in VERY shallow water on the leeside of structure in a couple areas in Mendocino Co last fall. They were stacked up like cordwood.
Title: Re: Mendo rockpicking
Post by: gabbert on April 26, 2017, 04:36:56 PM
Any exposed reef where it's legal to take abalone.

Pulled many an 8 rock picking while my dad dove when I was a kid.