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gonefishing650
06-17-2008, 10:59 PM
hey everyone
just needing a little advice. i am brand new to ocean fishing and just started fishing on the coast near HMB and havent had any luck. i have been fishing the princeton pier mostly. any advice or tips would be great.
thanks a lot

Fish_R_Us
06-18-2008, 02:28 PM
You will probably have more sucess if you hike along the jetty and fish along the rocks. There is a north and south jetty which protect the Princeton harbor. Just be sure that the waves/swells conditions are not sweeping over the jetty. You use to get a fair # of crabs at the pier. Good luck.

realdeal
06-18-2008, 05:11 PM
The hmb jetties have a lot of rockies living in there, but they can be tough to catch as they love to take your line into the rocks. Make sure you bring plenty of rigs as you will be losing a lot of tackle. I think squid would be the best bait over there

gonefishing650
06-18-2008, 08:05 PM
thanks
how far out on the jetty should i go to catch rockfish. should i cast out or keep it close to the rocks

realdeal
06-18-2008, 09:31 PM
I like to use the north jetty, and i like to walk most of the way out to the end As far as the fish, theyre in close and out far too so try everywhere. Ive heard theres some halibut and lings out there, but mostly what ive seen caught are cabs, eels, jacksmelt, and black and blue rockies

gonefishing650
06-19-2008, 04:06 PM
thanks
what rig and bait are you using. i have been using squid on a dropper loop with a 2oz torpedo sinker. i went out today but got skunked. i saw someone pull in a couple perches and a small rocky. thanks again

MB_Kevin
06-19-2008, 05:51 PM
Hike out on the jetty and drop you squid with a small waight...less then the 2 oz you are using between the rocks you are walking on. *Being careful not to get hit by waves. *You will get rock fish and eels. *It is easier then casting out if you are getting skunked. *If you go on the calm side and hit all the good holes you will pull out a bunch of big eels and probably a few fish. *On the ruff side you might get some great rock fish but It can be hard to get into the good holes with the waves and snags but could be lucky.

Some of the rocks near the water get slippery!

gonefishing650
06-22-2008, 05:13 PM
didnt have a chance to make it out this weekend. when dropping bait into the rocks what rig should i use. i am currently using a dropper loop. should i do something different and what type of hook is best. thanks everyone

norcalkat
06-22-2008, 07:45 PM
why not try surf fishing

MB_Kevin
06-22-2008, 09:03 PM
Here is a link to some info.

Poke Polin' (http://www.fishsniffer.com/cgi-bin/forumsyabb/YaBB.pl?num=1109709285/0)
Panfish Popper and I had some good luck out there when we went.

gonefishing650
06-23-2008, 03:42 PM
hey mb
thanks for the info thats a great link

gonefishing650
06-24-2008, 07:53 PM
went out today
pulled in a couple mf eels
cooked 'em up in a wine sauce
delicious

MB_Kevin
06-24-2008, 08:42 PM
Cool man, It's easier then casting out and getting skunked ;)

gonefishing650
06-24-2008, 08:53 PM
its way easier.
thanks for all the help