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Traditional Cache

Flomango's Fishing Hole

A cache by TropicalJoe
Hidden : 12/8/2012
In California, United States
2 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Why fish out of a hole when there's a whole ocean out there? Because it's more fun & your chances of getting a bite are almost guaranteed. Flomango had a cache at this spot a few months ago. I was too late in replacing it before it got archived, so I'm dedicating this one to him - on his birthday! Happy birthday, Flomango!

Merry Christmas, cachers! These are 12 Caches Before Christmas published on 12/12/12:
C42QGH Post Bail
GC42GEX Capsized at Virginia Park*
GC42QGW Jaded
GC42POW Flomango’s Fishing Hole
GC42QHX Holed Up
GC42QF3 College Bound
GC42QC3 Civic Duty
GC42QG2 Storage Tree
GC42QEP Wat Dat?
GC42QAW Tree Puddle
GC42QGH Pit Stop
* Accidentally published on 12/11/12

Parking fees brings big income to the City of Santa Monica. There's many places to park around the pier. Parking on the pier would be the most expensive. There's meter marking on Ocean and side streets or Pay parking ($1 / hr) by the volleyball courts. Take a bike ride or use leg power along the strand. It's not as crazy here, compared to Venice, but still very entertaining. You may even see Flomango doing some awesome moves on his Slackline nearby, next to the rings.

   You will have to go to the south entrance to the bike path that goes under Santa Monica Pier. Please use caution when near the bike path. The fishing hole is easy to spot. The mild challenge is to fish out the cache. If you've been to my other fishing cache, Something's Fishy About This One (GC42GEX), you'll need a similar TOTT. No worries, there's one provided for you in the cache host. Please coil the fishing line before replacing TOTT in holder. The container can hold very small items. The cache can be dropped back into the fishing hole with either end facing up. BYOP. D rating is based on the need to be stealthy in a busy spot.

   No fishing permit or prior experience required. Catch, SL, & release. 

   Please use caution when near the bike path. There's parking advantages if you come after sundown, but be on the lookout for the homeless.

Congratulations to pgillen for being the First To Fish a hole in one under Santa Monica Pier. And, to kiecker for getting ALL 12 (actually 13) hides on 12/12/12!! NOTE: The container has been replaced several times and may not be the one you'll see in the photos.

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Last Updated: on 4/15/2014 12:38:22 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:38 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum