RE: Bait.. I just went to H Mart and got some chopped octopus, and Black Mussels. I've never seen a fish in the ocean that won't eat Black Mussels.
Yea, no classes or prep courses like hunting. Pay and go.With fishing licenses... you just have to pay for them... and on your own get familiar with the regs, correct?
Yea, just pay for the license and go fishing. Fishing is more forgiving than hunting since if you catch something you are not sure is legal length or species just throw it back while learning the regs. Never know what you will pull up. I usually start with squid and make bait from there. The best bait is what is caught in the area you are fishing since that is what they are feeding on naturally. My theory is to work my way up the food chain and use the squid to jump start the process. But squid, mussel, sand crabs, shrimp all excellent jump starters. Then once you catch baitfish on those keep moving up the chain. I don't consider myself fishing until after a few critters are on the sand and then I can bring the long rods out.RE: Bait.. I just went to H Mart and got some chopped octopus, and Black Mussels. I've never seen a fish in the ocean that won't eat Black Mussels.
It's weird. Dunno why I just haven't gone before. I guess because I was busy raising a young one ya know?Lets hit the beach sometime and take the boys out, if I remember right they are close in age, mine is 11. Kids don't need a license until they are 16 and you can get a 1 day for you for $16.40 or annual license with ocean enhancement $51.60 good to Dec 31st. Only a few more weeks of tourists left and the beaches will clear out and summer kelp die off will be over. I have tons of gear so you can try different setups from light mono to wire.
Hey Steve want to try that again,,I need to get some advice what to do with a pole off a sailboat in the ocean. Tried off a friends boat a few times and have pretty much no clue what we are doing or should be doing. He tried rigging up a lure once and I didn't want to be pushy but I took one look at it and thought the weight is probably going to get tangled up with the lure something fierce, and it did.