View Full Version : A couple of fishing questions

04-18-2006, 08:57 PM
Hi guys, i have a question that maybe sound stupid for all you who know about saltwater fishing, but i'm a novice on that, ok, here i go, How far i need to go out to find decent fishing? i'm not talking about catching sailfish or tuna (no yet), but some good fishing, also what species you think that i can start fishing for?

I know that you do not choose what kind of fish will bite your hook, please don't tell me that ;D

I will fish mostly on Bodega and maybe SF Bay.

04-19-2006, 08:48 AM
When rockfish season opens you can go right outside the jettys in Bodega and catch quality fish.

You can also drift for halibut in the Bodega/Tomales area.

If your boat is worthy you can also go out and fish for salmon.

Plenty of options. The rockfish is probably the easiest/closest, followed by the halibut, then salmon.

04-19-2006, 08:51 AM
Oh yeah - SF Bay. Plenty of more options.

Halibut, stripers, sturgeon, flounder, rays, and sharks.

Pick the right launch and there's no need to travel farther than a couple of miles for any of these fish.

If I can do it in a kayak - you can do it in a boat.

04-19-2006, 07:20 PM
SF bay
right out of any marina, u can catch good fish,as rock hopper said,
any questions PM me or ask the forum..

04-20-2006, 10:48 AM
The closest you should be to shore is how quick you can react in an emergency.

04-20-2006, 04:34 PM
who has the sig of

i would rather be in a boat with a drink on the rocks
than to be in the drink with my boat on the rocks

in other words you can fish in a boat from crashing in the rocks to how ever far you are comfortable

the fish start at the waters edge and sometimes gets better the farther out you go


04-20-2006, 06:02 PM
ok lets gets get down to it
what kind of boat are you going out on?
and yes we can target specific fish by the bait, depth, and area we fish
of course you can always catch a ringer

what ever i can help you with i will
i play out of bodega


04-20-2006, 07:34 PM
Thanks a lot for the info. guys, well my boat is a 19' Glasply, it's old 1976, the hull is in good condition, the engine is an evinrude 115 hp 4 cil. late 80' or 90' i think.
Just today i went to Napa river to see how it run, and everything works good, just the R.P.M. are a little low, friday or sat. i'm going to do a tune up, and cleaning the heads.
By the way, can you tell me the gas/oil ratio for that guy.

About filling comfortable in the water, i love it, can go out till not see the shore, the only thing that scare me is being sharks bait. ;D :-/

Thanks again. *

04-20-2006, 08:08 PM
i am pretty sure the ratio will be 50/1
but you had better check for your self
you might even find an online manual for your motor if you are lucky ;D
it sounds like you may have just bought this boat?
another of my favorite places to find information is the local library
if you did just purchase this boat drain and refill the outdrive oil and change the water pump impeller
DO NOT!!!! run the motor without water hooked up to it
you will melt the water pump impeller or at least make it hard and brittle
a little carb cleaner will help clean old junked up jets
playing in the ocean is different than lakes and rivers
you will need to check up on what safety equipment is needed for the size of your boat not just the required but the also needed
such as vhf radio, compass, gps ect


04-20-2006, 09:40 PM
Yes i bought the boat last friday, already change the lower unit oil but don't change the impeller, so, i need a water pump kit or just the impeller?
The boat already has a VHF on it, i want to buy a gps, and compass.

04-21-2006, 08:05 AM
i would get the kit and save the old parts


04-23-2006, 04:23 PM
Ok, thanks a lot guys. ;)