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Tips For Catching Those Fish!

by Wil Fitzpatrick on 03/24/14


Some fishing tips to start your day!

When fishing an area, let's say on the beach, look for structure.  Bait hangs around structure, and fish come to the bait.  Some examples are:

1. Rocks, kelp, and changes in the bottom, such as a ledge or hole. Quite often you can see these holes and depressions by watching the waves.  When a wave flattens out for no reason there might be a perfect deep spot.

2. The trough - a channel that fish travel through and feed in.

3. Rip currents.  Fish will sit on the sides of the current and eat things kicked up.

Think of the ocean as a desert and structure is an oasis, perfect places to catch fish!  You will see fish in other places but they're generally just passing through.

Got questions?  Come on by and let's talk!  www.WilsSportAndTackle.com 

"Tis the Season to Be Jolly!

by Wil Fitzpatrick on 03/21/14


Coastal water tempuratures are around 5 degrees above normal.  We are seeing a whole lot of squid, and you know what that means!  Looks like it's going to be a killer year, for sure. Hey, I said it last year and look what happened!  

Folks are catching a lot of Perch and Halibut along the beaches.  The eastern Sierras are opening at the end of next month so be ready with all the newest lures and colors.

 Let's get out there and catch some fish...afterall, they aren't going to catch themselves!


Choose the Right Hook Style!

by Wil Fitzpatrick on 03/04/14

How many hook styles are there?  Here's a helpful guide to get you started!

Ring hooks:  Tie your line to the ring and your bait will swim free and natural.  Works great for dead bait as well!

Circle hooks:  Originally a commercial long line hook, this hook will catch in the corner of the mouth about 95% of the time, which comes in handy if the fish have teeth.  Circle hooks set themselves - don't swing the rod or you may miss the fish.

Long shank:  (Owner Aki Twist or Mustad Big Gun) These hooks are great White Seabass hooks! They're are made to pack squid onto and fish on a dropper loop or flyline.

TIP:   Whatever style you use always match the hook size to the size of the bait:
Anchovies:  Size 6, 1/0
Sardines:  Size 2, 0-4/0
Mackerel:  Size 5/0 and up.

This is just a small tutorial, but there are a lot more styles out there!  Got a question? Come on in and let's talk!  www.WilsSportAndTackle.com 

Time to Go Surf Fishing!

by Wil Fitzpatrick on 01/21/14

We've got what you need for surf fishing!

The surf has been quite productive lately, we have even seen some Corbina and Halibut.

Lucky Craft Flashminnow in the 110 size has been working very well on Halibut, Croaker, White Seabass and even large Perch!

Come on in. We're here 7 days a week.  

San Diego Fish Reports

by Wil Fitzpatrick on 10/25/13


Anybody read the San Diego fish reports lately?.......woo hoo!

The bluefin are still going at it on day and a half and better trips, the yellowtail have been fabulous this year…..sheesh and its just about November!

Surfperch have been great on the beaches from Malibu to Oxnard—try using Berkely Gulp Sandworms you will be amazed!!

Wil Fitzpatrick

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