- May 31, 2009
we got these at barview jetty i try and go ocean fishing every weekend if not i atleast hit a river or lake but ocean is my favorite
Good to hear about you and your dad have a great day together. My favorite fishing buddy is my son. Nothing beats a family fishing tradition.
I haven't gotten over to the coast in soooo long. I have zero experience ocean fishing. Boat or jetty would be awesome after my head quit spinning. Some people are afraid of snakes,I'm afraid of water. I would probably feel better if I could swim instead of sinking like a big boulder. I own a 22' Glaspar,10' row boat and an 8' pontoon. I love being ON the water,just not IN the water. After all, isn't that where the fish belong? :lol:
Barb, I'm a retired Navy Chief (Photographic Interpreter) with 22 years of naval service and 10 years of sea duty--and I still don't swim! I'm also about 3 days older than salt water and 2 days older than sand so I'm not as nimble as I used to be. All this means I'm real careful and move a little cautiously when I'm fishing off the rocks or on a steep bank. Last week I got myself stuck on a mudflat while digging clams! This getting old ain't for wimps!
Welcome aboard! I do understand about getting old. My Momma warned me about our body/life warranties running out after the age of 50. :think: Right now 50 seems soooo young. Darn good thing we aren't wimps,huh?!:lol:
Again,welcome, we are glad to have another honored member. Let me be the first to thank you for your years of service to our country. It is your and the other service members of every branch that allows us to live so freely. Thank you.
Chief, we fish Boiler Bay a fair amount also. Other than Newport, what other rocky areas do you like?
couple of questions for you... i know experience is part of it, but i keep missing strikes. we went to Boiler Bay today and i easuly missed 6 hits. i tried waiting longer and shorter. not sure what i am doing wrong. i managed to get a hold of one greenling. but missed a lot more. my rigging is a 1oz weight and a golf ball, about a foot then a bait looped #1 hook. then another foot or 2 another bait hooked #1. the line on the hooks is usually about 10-16 inches. we were using clams mostly. i started with just a weight (about 6oz) but kept losing them. the golf balls help cut down on that- its just a little hard to detect a hit because the bounce feels a lot like a hit.
any help is appreciated.
Jim, well i didn't figure it couldnt hurt to ask. mind if i ask where you get your lead from? i am always looking to save a dollar.