In episode 11 of the SoCal Bight Fishing Academy, Erik Landesfeind explains the thought process and strategies involved in targeting rockfish from a private boat. If you’ve got your own boat but are still fishing like you’re on a sport boat, its time to make a major change and Erik breaks down exactly how to do it. If you’re new to this series you can find the previous videos on the BD Outdoors Channel.
About Erik Landesfeind
Since getting his start working as a deckhand on a ¾ day boat in the 1980s, Erik Landesfeind has spent the last 35 years fishing the waters off Southern California and Baja. Taking what he’d learned during his years fishing on sport boats, Erik branched out to get his own boat with the intention of fishing saltwater bass tournaments. Over the next decade, Erik dedicated the majority of his fishing time to learning the patterns and behaviors of sand bass, calicos, and spotted bay bass. His efforts paid off in multiple tournament wins and an angler of the year title. Erik is also an avid offshore fisherman who spends most summers targeting tuna and marlin when he isn’t fishing calico bass and yellowtail at the islands. This extensive and varied experience allows Erik to write knowledgeably about all aspects of Southern California fishing. We are lucky to have Erik’s weekly insight into what’s going on in the Southern California Bight.
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