Beach/jetty fishing in Monterey, CA

Discussion in 'Salt Water Fishing' started by BKS72, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    I'm going to be in Monterey Saturday and I'm thinking of doing a little fishing off of the dock or the big rock jetty I saw on Google Earth. Not looking to catch anything huge, but I would love to catch a small shark or maybe a ray.

    I'll check with the local tackle shops, but any pointers on bait or rigs/presentation would be appreciated. Thanks in advane!
     
  2. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    Branden ....monterey/carmel cali is beautiful if you get the chance drive along the coast there , hit up the montery bay aquarium and just enjoy the site's .... if you have the money to get on a charter boat there doing real good out on the ocean right now for alot of different type's of fish. As far as peir fishing right now i can't help you out it's been awhile that i've been down there....But the best of luck to you and bring a camara along with you for some great pic's.
     

  3. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    The aquarium is on the list. I just want to go wet a line for a couple of hours, don't really want to blow the day away on a charter (and if I did want to, the wife would change my mind pretty quick:smile2:)

    I'll probably just wind up tossing some big cut bait out in the ocean and see if anything bites:smile2:

    Thanks for the info!

    Branden
     
  4. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    lol i almost forgot to tell you there are HUGE greatwhite shark's in that water also ...so don't go swimming there lol
     
  5. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Good deal, big cut bait it is!:smile2:
     
  6. rich-online

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    If you don't want to shell out the $13 or so on a one-day license, you might consider fishing from a municipal pier. http://californiaangler.com/pier2.htm has some information, but you're safest asking the locals for specifics, especially the person renting the gear. Be forewarned that once you step off the pier, you'll need a license to fish.

    -- Rich
     
  7. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Best of luck Brandon. It must be rough stayin in that ocean front motel, being catered to like a king.:smile2: Send us some pic's and if i never see ya again, i'll assume JAWS had a nice meal.:confused2: