So first with the party boat, my buddy the Marine and a Corpsman in the Navy I work with packed up and headed out at 0345 in the morning headed south on CA-41 to Avail beach to catch a 0600 departure this was the first time either had been fishing in the ocean and the first time my Corpsman friend had ever been fishing. In the rush I forgot my camera so all the pictures today are off my buddies smart phone. I headed out there not really knowing what to use So I brought a few jigs I made and a few rock cod rigs. If you have never been on a party boat this is how it works. You go aboard a boat with a bunch of people, they cruise out to a spot that should hold fish, a crew member tells everyone when they can fish and how deep the fish are and you are standing shoulder to shoulder hopefully catching fish. They tell you keep your line taunt, it keeps you from hanging up and helps you detect the bite, very few do this. If you let you line go slack you end up tangling up with other peoples line, loosing bait and loosing rigs, most people seem to like that method. The first fish I saw brought up was by my marine buddy, a nice little Gopher fish, his first ocean fish.
My first fish came off a jig I made out of Flashabou and tipped with a 5 inch Thug grub from Stankx baits.
|Homemade jig and with a Thug Grub|
|Limit of Ling Cod|
|I tried to hold all of them but couldn't do it|
|Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa and Sour Cream|
Thanks for reading, there is more to come.