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funknjazz1212
09-19-2006, 01:05 PM
hey all

just moved here from KC and need some help getting into some saltwater fishing from the shore. im a pretty accomplished freshwater fisherman but the saltwater is completely new to me, as is the area.

so i need help with: bait/tackle, good locations, seasons, types of fish to go after, and a good pro shop.

any info is much appreciated

thanks
-danny

dank2063
09-19-2006, 02:58 PM
Where do you live? That will determine where we can send you.

Lots of good spots all over the bay area. I'd be happy to share.

Send me a pm and I share what i now.

Rusty_Hooks
09-20-2006, 06:34 AM
Where do you live? That will determine where we can send you.


Put up a little info and we'll have you all over the place...with all kinds of new gear ;)

Heck, before you know it we'll have you in a boat too ;) ;D ;D

Welcome to the boards funknjazz....lots of good fishing around and some of the best coming up.

funknjazz1212
09-21-2006, 07:57 PM
hey man

thanks for the reply

i live west of sebastopol on bodega hwy

yeah any info is greatly appreciated

i actually went out today and realize i need more help than i thought
i spent about 4 hrs, 5 leaders, and a half a box of squid and came up empty handed.

so i desperatly need some pointers

thanks for the time

-danny

gmdcdvm
09-22-2006, 12:46 AM
Don't feel to bad. Going through 4 or 5 leaders is not uncommon depending on where you fish. You can also try www.pierfishing.com for some answers or do a search here or on that message board.
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foggy
09-22-2006, 06:59 AM
hey funknjazz
i live in bodega and i spend alot of time fishing the coast.
it takes a while to learn but its worth it.
i sent you a pm with my cell#
give me a call and ill tell you some of my spots..
* also their is alot of info on pierfishing.com just do a
search on bodega bay,doran jetty,blueslide,and shell beach.
* * * * * * * * * * *tight lines foggy

funknjazz1212
09-25-2006, 08:25 AM
hey

thanks for the info guys

keep it coming!!!

-danny

foggy
09-25-2006, 09:45 AM
so what are you mostly interested in?

we have alot of choices in our area. :)

tomalas bay=rays and sharks

doran park= surf perch,rays,leopards,rock fish,monkeyface eel.

salmon creek beach=surf perch

shell beach=rock fish (lots of snags)

goat rock=surf perch, salmon (if your lucky)

russian river=steelhead,

fort ross=rock fish,abalone

funknjazz1212
09-27-2006, 06:07 PM
id like to get into a bit of all of it

but i went to salmon creek and portugese beach today

and did some perch grubbing. it was pretty fun, caught a few

their not much of a fight though!!!

-danny

foggy
09-28-2006, 09:44 AM
what type of gear are you using?

when i grub i like to use light gear.i like my 7' OR 8'
spinning rod with 6 to 8 lb test.as far as grubs my colors
of choice are kalins motor oill red flake(morf),perch power,and
amber hologram.and if there not hitting on grubs try shrimp tails.
also waders are nice when surf fishing.

what part of salmon creek where you fishing?

if you park at south salmon creek beach (free parking)
and hike south thiers some nice holes.or you can pay
at the dunes day use eather way i like that end of the beach
for red tails.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

foggy
09-28-2006, 02:03 PM
another thing to look for while perch fishing is sand crab beds.
where there's sand crabs there's perch. :)

as im walking the beach i look for the sand crab shells that
wash up in the surf.

if your not getting *hits when you cast out try the
break right at your feet.most of the biggest red tails that i have
caught have been right in front of me.
and try leaving your grub at the break. one second thers no watter than as the wave comes in
bam fish on......

funknjazz1212
09-28-2006, 07:16 PM
thanks for the tips

ive been useing my 10' surf rod

but from what youre saying you dont really need to get it

out very far huh. and whats that again about the sand crabs? how can

you tell if they are there? also ive got a variety of grubs but the motor

oil color ones seemed to work best the other day is that pretty

consistent?

thanks again

-danny

funknjazz1212
10-05-2006, 11:45 AM
ok

Fishmom
10-09-2006, 08:14 PM
If you go to the Pierfishing website mentioned previously,
http://www.pierfishing.com
do a search on their messageboard for posts by Rock Hopper. The guy lives in your area and is a veritable guru when it comes to Bodega fishing.

foggy
10-10-2006, 01:29 PM
If you go to the Pierfishing website mentioned previously,
http://www.pierfishing.com
do a search on their messageboard for posts by Rock Hopper. *The guy lives in your area and is a veritable guru when it comes to Bodega fishing.
i agree with fishmom.
I can defiantly say i have learned alot from reading
Rock Hoppers post.
he has alot of great info here also.

Its too bad he dosent post here anymore :(



hey danny did you get the pm i sent you?

Rock_Hopper
10-11-2006, 09:59 AM
Hey, thanks for the kind words, you guys.

I think Foggy pretty much summed it up in his post up above.

If you have any more questions feel free to ask! I'll keep checking back here more often.

Maelstrom
10-14-2006, 08:07 AM
I second the motion...well as to needing to learn more about fishing from shore...

Unfortunately, my boat gave up the ghost yesterday, so may be a while before I get back on the local waterways.

To get my (and my 4.5 yr old boy who was rather broken up by the news that our boat would not be taking him out for Striper anymore) mind off of recent events, I figured we'd make the trip down to the coast and try our hand at the beach, pier or jetty...

Of course any info would be more than appreciated...