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Well-known California captain, writer, speaker and tackle shop owner, Capt. Mark Wisch has been helping anglers catch fish along the West Coast for decades. As an author, Mark has written three books, including “Between Two and Twenty Fathoms,” “In The Gray” and “Lessons from a Lifetime on the Water.” He's currently working on his fourth book, “Way Out West, a Private Boaters Guide to Fishing Offshore Waters.” Mark owns and operates Pacific Edge Tackle ( and manufactures a complete line of live bait tanks. He also specializes in outfitting sport-fishing boats with electronics and fishing equipment. Mark graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona, with a degree in marketing and currently resides in Huntington Beach, California, with his wife Chris and their dog Emma.
boating gear

The Best Bilge Pump For Boat

As a young angler I was fortunate to grow up under the careful tutelage of my good friend and mentor Ed Martin. He was...
bottom machine

Worms & Boomerangs – Learn To Use A Fish Finder

Over the years of installing, using and conducting seminars about sounders, I've heard the same operational questions over and over. So I thought I'd...
fishing tips

2016, A More Traditional Start

I always try to spend January 1st on the water. I never tire of the thrill from a bent rod and it’s always all...
white seabass

The Seabass Chronicles

Zane Grey was a legendary writer of some of the best fishing stories ever written. His “Tales of Southern Rivers”, “Tales of Fishing Virgin...
pacific edge

SoCal Wahoo – Tips and Tactics

Wahoo Tips Almost every Saturday morning for more than 22 years I’ve done the private boaters report on the world famous “Let’s Talk Hookup” radio...
reel drag

Physics of a Proper Drag

What a Drag! One of the most important but often underutilized components of “good gear” is the drag on your reel. Now I get that...
fishing tips

Bait Tank Troubles? – Part 3

If you've ever fished on a Mexican ponga you may have noticed the essence of simplicity as far as bait pumps are concerned. The...
bait tanks

Bait Tank Troubles? – Part 2

Bait Tank Troubles In the first part of this series I outlined a few ways to add more bait capacity to your rig. There are...
wahoo fishing

Bait Tank Troubles?

Part 1 – The Tanks To say the 2014 season was fantastic is a tremendous understatement. Even as I'm finishing up this piece in mid-December...
fishing history

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