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Offline Fis_Hunter

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Mackerricher
« on: May 20, 2011, 07:00:15 AM »
The wife made reservations for a camp site at Mackerricher I have not been up there to dive in about 20 years.  Are there any places to launch a kayak in the park other than on the lake.

The last time I was there I had a great time diving but do not remember what the access was like. 

Any help would be appreciated
Myrel C. Willeford

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Re: Mackerricher
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 09:37:56 AM »
I dove Mackerricher a number of years ago and found the access to be good off the main point to the north. If I recall, you pull into a lot at the north end of the park and you'll see a set of offshore islands/rocks directly north. Launch there at the lot and paddle north to those rocks. We pulled abs around 9 1/2 inches. There is solid potential for some big abs to come from there. Have fun and give us a report when you get back.

Shannon

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Re: Mackerricher
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 10:24:12 AM »
I camped there last year, it's nice. Didn't dive there though, seemed to be baby seal city. We drove down to Mendocino and dove there.
Bryan S.

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Re: Mackerricher
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2011, 11:49:55 AM »
Thanks guys.

That was the thing that stuck in my mind about the place.  It was a very nice day with great vis about 25 feet.  I was diving in a cove and every time I would start to breath up I would feel somthing jerk on my fin I would pop my head out of the water turn around and look nothing there.  Odd this happened about 8 times.  I look up on the bluff and I see my wife (Now X) with a bunch of people doubled over laughing at me.  By this time I have a couple of abs and a fish or two.  So I swim in.  When I get out I am told that everytime I put my face in the water a seal would come up behind me and slowly inch up on the surface grab my fin and Jerk.  It would then dive under me as I turned and do the same thing over and over again.  I never saw the seal.
Myrel C. Willeford

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Re: Mackerricher
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2011, 02:21:27 PM »
I was up there 3 weeks ago. Didn't dive, but walked the trails with my dog.

There's a protected seal rookery with ropes and signs and such. Here's a pic:




These 2 pics are from a bench on the bluff at the northernmost parking lot, first looking left, then looking right:







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