BEST SPORTFISHING WEBSITE Tackle Recommendations San Diego

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  1. geebee

    geebee My Member is Well-Known

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    Greeting, fishermen and gals.
    The fishing bug got me early this year and I'm trying to set up some rod and reel purchases without making costly mistakes that will sit on the shelf unused for the next 10 years.

    I'm wondering if anyone can link me up here to some the best San Diego sport fishing fleet websites and tutorials that explain the how-to tips and tackle recommendations for proper gearing up for in-shore and off-shore saltwater deep-sea fishing multi-day long-range private and party boats sailing out of the San Diego, Los Angeles and northern Baja landings?

    Unbiased and up-to-date current information in a great tutorial would be useful to me to help pick the top popular rods and reels for my collection. Including some basic jigs, knots and rigging techniques that work for Southern California West Coast style fishing boats would also be useful. For me brief, to-the-point specialized presentations are the best.

    I know there are a lot of web pages, videos and books dedicated to my subjects (I've been reading up a lot lately) but most of them seem dated if not hard to follow for any number of reasons.

    Please excuse me if there are multiple posts on this subject. My google searches were not hitting and I think this could be a useful resource to those looking for good information from those who've been there and done that.
     
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    Whalebreath Well-Known "Member"

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    It's all right here in front of you-now the work begins.
     
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    You’re here. And you posted at the right time. Go to the Fred Hall shows. Last year was my first full year fishing and I learned so much at Free Hall from seminars and talking to different vendors. If you can get to Long Beach go! Then go again in Del Mar. If only Del Mar do that. But try to start to see what kind of fishing you’d like to do before Del Mar then go and focus on that at the show. Ton figure that out, go to the main website and just start reading and watching articles. Then come to the forums and search and read and read and read. Welcome to the club!
     
  4. Gouryella

    Gouryella [email protected]#$%^&*()

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    BloodyDeck's classified section :)
     
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    fishfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Ask your questions here....

    First describe what type of fish you want to target ?
    How long of a trip(s) are you wanting to do ?
    What is your budget per each rod/reel set-up ?
    What is your budget for each day of fishing ?

    Also you might want to specify which type of fishing EXACTLY you want to try your hand at first. In your post you write....."in-shore and off-shore saltwater deep-sea fishing multi-day long-range private and party boats" .
    That includes many,many different types of rod/reel set-ups.
    Start slow and choose one or two of your listed types of fishing and go from there.
    As per your quote it can include surf-fishing, pier-fishing, jetty-fishing.
    It can also include half-day trips, 3/4 day trips or overnite trips or day and a half trips all on open-party sportfishing passenger boats also known as cattle-boats.
    You also indicate Baja fishing and Long-Range fishing and that opens up a whole new ball of wax.

    Good Luck !!!
     
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  6. geebee

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    FISHING REEL LINE CAPACITY CHART

    bhp tackle website answers the question: how much spectra braided line will my reel hold? Their fishing line chart looks like legit information compiled by real world daily experience:

    http://www.bhptackle.com/pages.php?pageid=20

    They list it "Line One Hollow Spectra Diameter Guide"

    PS: I should note I have zero affiliation with any tackle manufacturer, boat, store, sponsor, client or otherwise. I just like good useful information.

    PPS: This forum rocks with great information. I do hope folks take a moment now and then to click on a sponsor link to keep the site nurtured.
     
  7. zadelstein

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    Is this a spam post?
     
  8. mcrae

    mcrae More wishing than fishing

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    I think we are headed in the direction of Spam. However, we have not arrived as yet.
     
  9. geebee

    geebee My Member is Well-Known

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    LONG RANGE TUNA FISHING BASICS
    Chapter 1 with Capt. Osborne

    I keep coming back to this video series, the sound is okay, good editing, short movies, runs at least seven chapters...

     
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  10. geebee

    geebee My Member is Well-Known

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    No spam intent here, but report it if you feel otherwise (and the moderator can decide).
     
  11. zadelstein

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    What is the intent? Honest question. Are you asking for advice or giving advice?
     
  12. mcrae

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    Just the other day I was thinking I had not seen anything by David Choate in a while. Thanks for the Video.
     
  13. geebee

    geebee My Member is Well-Known

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    I going to leave this for the Mod. Nothing ruins a thread more than chatter.

    Please PM me if you want a positive conversation.

    Regards...
     
  14. fishfish

    fishfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Long Range fishing is gonna cost you kid !!! In the thousands easily !!!
    Shoot, Maybe you have tons of dough $$$

    Think about crawling before doing marathons.
     
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    BEST FISHING KNOTS Saltwater, Mono, Braid, Spectra

    Mastering the strongest fishing knots is probably the most important aspect of fishing.

    I find this Salt Strong article by Luke Simonds a great read:


    https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/fishing-knots/
     
  16. geebee

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    EPIC BIG (WEST COAST) BLUEFIN TUNA BITERS

    Okay, how about this one, a blind guy (Steven Brown) hooks, fights, lands a 180-plus pound bluefin aboard Sea Adventure 80 (assisted by Capt. Mike McDaniels) September 2017. Many other huge bluefin battles on the movie. Brown also narrates his youtube video and I must add it is nicely shot, edited and narrated, very solid West Coast bluefin tuna fishing videos...

     

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