Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by Bill Marlin, Aug 31, 2015.
How deep is deep?
How big of weights do I need?
depend where you are fishing, and what you are fishing for.
Stop fishing immediately! Go to the book store and buy Between Two and Twenty Fathoms by Mark Wisch...or go his tackle shop [ Pacific Edge Tackle in Huntington Beach ] where you can both of his books AND the tackle you need. No shame in being a newbie.....this guide to local fishing will save you years of wasted fuel and time learning.
Good luck and welcome.
Deep Sea Fishing.
(I'll be watching this one!) If you are the newbie you say you are, Welcome!! Over a year here, I'm sure you've picked up a few pointers already. Start by doing a "search" in the forum that closest resembles the location of fishing you want to do and go from there. Currents and winds play into what you'll need. Just to start the recommendations, I'll say I keep 6's and 8's in my gear if I plan on being able to see land. Anyone else??
Definitely over Your head.
Need to get Fish and Game manual so you know which fish, what size, what locations, what depth, what season , etc apply to your fishing activities. Don't want to get busted with illegal critters.....AND ...you do have a fishing license with proper endorsements??
You might want to start on a cattle barge ....group boat. They will supply the set up and teach a few basics. You might also meet some other fishermen who can show you the ropes.
Lots to learn about fishing these waters. I'm a geezer and still learn something every time out.
dad wasn't a fisherman,well not like alot of the guys here. but when ever he said "deep sea fishing" it meant tying on pounds to the end of your line, having 5 hooks tied on, drop it to the bottom and reel it up loaded with a variety of rock fish. fast forward to 2015. there are now
MLPA's....(restricted or no fishing areas)
take restrictions (you almost need to be a marine biologist to i.d. species)
tackle restrictions...the days of 5 hooks are over.
depth restrictions....don't get caught with rockfish while fishing in water deeper than 300'
if your wanting to fish now i would suggest "offshore" fishing for pelagics. this season has to offer some great opportunities offshore, that may not present themselves again for a long while. good luck!
BTW..."IN THE GRAY" &" BETWEEN 2 AND 20 FATHOMS" ARE GREAT READS.
Are you related to Gil ?
My dad the same...old school...clumsy technique...but back in the day huge schools of white sea bass roamed the islands and all these rules and regs were not in place. Even beginners could catch something. Catalina was the birth place of big game fishing... on linen line no less. Newsreels broadcast wide open and unrestricted fishing in California, celebrities came, the rich came, the curious came...and almost all caught something. The ocean beckons to many, young and old alike. I'm old but I welcome the young. I welcome the newbies. The more people who spend time on the water the better for everyone. The more people who get closer to nature...land or sea...the better for all of us. We have a great sport to share but it can only be sustained with healthy seas and air. So, teach our children and grandchildren well.
PS: check out story on MSN today...90% of all sea birds have eaten some plastic.
No one wants to read anymore, get out there with someone that will show you how it's done. Then read the material mentioned.
Sign up as a Ho on a private boat that is willing to teach you... Many will happily show you how it's done if you have the right attitude. It appears you do so thats a good thing.
Where do you live and do you have some gear (Rods and Reels) and experience already?
I have several members waiting for an opening to join me or Capt Mike on a trip. There are others more knowledgeable than I, but you need to watch the planning section for a chance to get out there....
So it would be easier to free line for tuna and stuff?
This guys trolling the biggest lure ever!! Bill Marlin???? Boat name: Farmer??? Please!! Good stuff!!
Someone has WAY too much time on their hands, thinking this one up.
Not really! Actually it's pretty easy to get others to bite on this site. Really easy!!! Everyone wants to be the "expert" and show others how to do things. Some really do know...others don't.
He does have one post for every month he has been a member... It could go either way.
Perhaps....I might have to go back and view his other posts to be sure.
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