Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    There's actually been some pretty decent crabbing inside the bay, at least if you're Eddy Kim. Mr. Kim and crew caught 38 Dungeness by Marker 5 on Saturday. Some other folks caught half limits there the next day, so even mere mortals can get a few. Eddy isn't sharing his secrets but I have seen him buy lots of squid. Snares from shore are accounting for a fair number of crab too. Surfperch catching has been slow, probably because of the large sea a couple weeks back. When the surfperch start biting, Gage will let us know.
   
   Some of you may remember the story about Bob King falling out of his still-trolling boat back in 2011. Bob spent 20 minutes in the water and was incredibly lucky to be spotted and rescued by a very surprised Tom Baty of Inverness. Other nearby fishermen saved his boat. Bob's story sold a lot of Mustang float coats. Well, Bob passed away early Monday morning. I'll leave you with Bob's message of thanks regarding his rescue:
"My name is Robert King and I want to thank everyone who helped me survive a very bad situation Sunday morning. My fall from the boat was not the fault of the boat. I've been fishing this area for 30+ years and the 17' Boston Whaler has always served me well. The fault of this accident is completely mine. Thanks to Tom Baty, the person who hauled me out, and and whoever went to pick up my boat. You have helped establish my faith in humanity.
Love to you all,
Robert King

14 comments:

Unknown said...

It won't be the same without Bob King.

Q: "How are you Bob?"
A: "Still above sea level."

I guess nothing is ever the same.

Crabkiller said...

Well well. Fished with him once. Ron dropped me in with Bob after fishing till noon with out a bite in Tims boat in front of stimple. Ya I hopped boats and fished with Bob. A very slow and calm day.I got to know Bob very well that day and will never forget him or his attitude. I am big D. Grandson of Ernest Azevedo,son of Janet, nephew of Tim and Linda before stevo and during jb's marine biology. I'm going to eat some crab soon. Very soon!

Crabkiller said...

Well well. Fished with him once. Ron dropped me in with Bob after fishing till noon with out a bite in Tims boat in front of stimple. Ya I hopped boats and fished with Bob. A very slow and calm day.I got to know Bob very well that day and will never forget him or his attitude. I am big D. Grandson of Ernest Azevedo,son of Janet, nephew of Tim and Linda before stevo and during jb's marine biology. I'm going to eat some crab soon. Very soon!

Crabkiller said...

Oh ya! Bobs famous quote from that day. "I Dont play with the fish like your uncle Tim!"

Crabkiller said...

Try to rest in peace Bob.

Unknown said...

Was there also a story about a fire in the trailer? Bacon grease?

rokefin said...

Salute to Bob King - One of a few Lawson's legends!

ab fish said...

Sad, but he lived a long crusty life! And for all the haters it was abfish that saved his boat. All I saw was the reflection coming off his center console. We had 2 in the box, decided to help, I tried to give Tom, Bob's fish but Bob got mad. We left them with the coast guard and put 2 more in the box and were at the barn by noon.

Crabkiller said...

I think Tim should say something on this report, Willy.

Crabkiller said...

I think Tim should say something on this report, Willy.

rokefin said...

Nice day of work Ab!

Crabkiller said...

Willy

Crabkiller said...

Willy

Crabkiller said...

Figures