Any words to the rookie?

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by asalas0684, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. asalas0684

    asalas0684 Newbie

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    Hello I’m looking to buy a boat here soon and by soon I mean in 2-3 weeks. So with that said I have never been a captain of my own rig for the ocean. I have owed a bassboat in the past. So with that said any tips on driving a boat in the ocean? Any tips on how to find good spots for tuna? Any help will be Appreciated
     
  2. Croaker.Stroker

    Croaker.Stroker Old White Guy

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    Take a Coast Guard boating class.
     
  3. asalas0684

    asalas0684 Newbie

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    Didn’t know they offered classes. Thanks
     
  4. Iron Rod

    Iron Rod Im your Huckleberry!

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    Check out Dave with fish dope
     
  5. Shimano Penn

    Shimano Penn I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Take a salty ho with you a few times, should be easy to snag one off these boards.
     
  6. cortezpirasea

    cortezpirasea Pangero

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    Wear a life vest. Pacific=Largest body of water on earth.
     
  7. Lundalakan

    Lundalakan Well-Known "Member"

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    Check the marine weather report before you go. Start out on relatively calm days. Spend sometime on your boat before venturing offshore 40-50 miles. GET TOWING INSURANCE
     
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  8. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    youre going to buy a boat in the next 2-3 weeks. Have you been shopping for a boat? have you picked one out? sea trial?
    I remember switching from fresh to saltwater. Its a WORLD of difference
     
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  9. michael e. bingham

    michael e. bingham Well-Known "Member"

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    Once you find a boat have a certified mechanic check out the drive drain , then have a coast guard inspection after you buy it , learn your electronics , then fond a buddy boater the first couple of trips the the catching will fall in place , if you fish san diego I'll buddy boat with you
     
  10. asalas0684

    asalas0684 Newbie

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    Thanks yes I will be fishing out of San Diego. I would really appreciate that Michael.
     
  11. asalas0684

    asalas0684 Newbie

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    Thanks for the tips guys and yes I’ve been shopping around for a while now.
     
  12. Croaker.Stroker

    Croaker.Stroker Old White Guy

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  13. michael e. bingham

    michael e. bingham Well-Known "Member"

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    No problem I mainly fish the islands until the off shore heats up
     
  14. Shewillbemine

    Shewillbemine "should of" is NOT a thing

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    Lots of good advice already.

    Try to buddy boat, especially for your first time going out farther. Having friends on the water is always a good thing.

    Remember to compensate for washing time after each trip. That's one of the biggest things I miss about freshwater. Just drive off and go home.
     
  15. sueno

    sueno Go Fishing!

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    Make sure you contact somebody with some knowledge before you buy any boat! Have it checked out thoroughly and don’t be in a hurry! Make a list of pros and cons. Talk to some salty people about what boat to buy and what boat to stay away from! Do lots of research! Don’t be in a hurry! Always ask why they are selling the boat! Always do a seatrial in the water!
     
  16. asalas0684

    asalas0684 Newbie

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    Oh shit Doug how are you? Any boats I should stay away from?
     
  17. NoLDR

    NoLDR OG BD member

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    Take a Coast Guard class for sure. Do it online or in a classroom whatever works. You will not only get knowledge you will get a discount on insurance which is a nice bonus.
     
  18. asalas0684

    asalas0684 Newbie

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  19. NoLDR

    NoLDR OG BD member

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    I grew up fishing and sailing on Lake Michigan while it isn't the Pacific it has very intense conditions. Upon moving to California some 25 years ago I got a 21' boat I took a class and have taken a class every year since. California law will soon make it mandatory for some people to have a license so do some research as I believe within the next 10 years EVERYONE will be required to have taken a class in order to be on the water.

    You will have some incredible days on the water and you will have some very challenging days, best to be prepared for both as once you back the boat out you assume responsibility for everyone on board. That can be very overwhelming at time so best to be prepared.

    NoLDR over and out.

    Brad
     
  20. "all-in"

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    Safety should always be your first priority. Things like life jackets (have whistles on them), radar, radio (know your emergency channels), GPS, EPIRB, flares, first aid kit, etc....
     

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