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Johny23

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Iíve been bottom trolling my ass off for a few weeks but no luck but I did get a lot of exercise.   Skunfest!  The only thing I caught in Alameda when I started kayak fishing is a smelt, a big one though. 

My cousin is visiting next week and I want to introduce sport fishing to him.  Any pros here with a tip or two?

Thanks!


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I think fishing Alameda is your "problem," not your fishng skill. If you want action, why not troll for trout, or  jig for rockfish?

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I think fishing Alameda is your "problem," not your fishng skill. If you want action, why not troll for trout, or  jig for rockfish?

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I googled it and the closest near me for trout fishing is Alameda Creek.  Is that the best spot for trout?

Also,  I donít know most of the fishing spots here but Alameda is mostly sand or mud, what place do you have in mind for rockfish thatís near?

Thank you!


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I think fishing Alameda is your "problem," not your fishng skill. If you want action, why not troll for trout, or  jig for rockfish?

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I googled it and the closest near me for trout fishing is Alameda Creek.  Is that the best spot for trout?

Also,  I donít know most of the fishing spots here but Alameda is mostly sand or mud, what place do you have in mind for rockfish thatís near?

Thank you!
It's time to sit on some bait for a sturgeon, and stripers are being caught at candlestick
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From Alameda, closest trout would be Quarry in Fremont I think. If nonyak, it would be Temescal in Oakland. Ask Mel (FishingAddict) to take you on one of his trout slaying outings... He always limits on trout at Quarry and Shadowcliffs. As for rockfish, join one of the hookups... the last Timber Cove hookup caught 40+ inch ling and some nice RF.

There's a dino hookup this Sat in the delta, but I would not recommend that, as the hookup/bite ratio is very low... unless you enjoy staring at your rodtip all day for the slightest twitching...Lol. Good luck

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Iíve been bottom trolling my ass off for a few weeks but no luck but I did get a lot of exercise.   Skunfest!  The only thing I caught in Alameda when I started kayak fishing is a smelt, a big one though. 

My cousin is visiting next week and I want to introduce sport fishing to him.  Any pros here with a tip or two?

Thanks!

What is your setup and what are you targeting?


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I think fishing Alameda is your "problem," not your fishng skill. If you want action, why not troll for trout, or  jig for rockfish?

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The ocean might not be the best place to use introduce someone to kayak fishing. Even the bay can be a rough spot for a beginner.
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=42846.msg470404#msg470404

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I think fishing Alameda is your "problem," not your fishng skill. If you want action, why not troll for trout, or  jig for rockfish?

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I googled it and the closest near me for trout fishing is Alameda Creek.  Is that the best spot for trout?

Also,  I donít know most of the fishing spots here but Alameda is mostly sand or mud, what place do you have in mind for rockfish thatís near?

Thank you!
It's time to sit on some bait for a sturgeon, and stripers are being caught at candlestick
Sturgeons are Here!!!!! So are Stripers...!! Your better off trolling for stripers. If you want action in general I hear Clear lake crappies are biting. Drop shot a itty bitty minnow.
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Looking for a Tarpon 120-140 Please PM
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What is your setup and what are you targeting?

Basically bottom fishing and targetting whatever is underneath.  For halibut, the bounce ball rig with squid (trolling) and also sliding sinker wih 🥓. Then a lot of other stuff.


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Sturgeons are Here!!!!! So are Stripers...!! Your better off trolling for stripers. If you want action in general I hear Clear lake crappies are biting. Drop shot a itty bitty minnow.
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Havenít tried fishing for sturgeons.  As for stripers, if they are the same as their fresh water counter part then they should be good game!  Miss those crappies... my kids love them.


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What is your setup and what are you targeting?

Basically bottom fishing and targetting whatever is underneath.  For halibut, the bounce ball rig with squid (trolling) and also sliding sinker wih 🥓. Then a lot of other stuff.
try trolling a lunkerhunt bento swimmer with a weighted swimbait hook 1/8 oz to 1/4 oz. paddle slowly or drift as much a possible.
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Looking for a Tarpon 120-140 Please PM
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2011 Hobie Outback - bye bye
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From Alameda, closest trout would be Quarry in Fremont I think. If nonyak, it would be Temescal in Oakland. Ask Mel (FishingAddict) to take you on one of his trout slaying outings... He always limits on trout at Quarry and Shadowcliffs. As for rockfish, join one of the hookups... the last Timber Cove hookup caught 40+ inch ling and some nice RF.

There's a dino hookup this Sat in the delta, but I would not recommend that, as the hookup/bite ratio is very low... unless you enjoy staring at your rodtip all day for the slightest twitching...Lol. Good luck

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Will keep an eye for hook ups.  Follow up question,  just bought a car cross bar, would that be enough to transport a yak or do I need those J bars?


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It's time to sit on some bait for a sturgeon, and stripers are being caught at candlestick

Thanks Eddie, will google them for more information.


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squid will attract a lot of things. including rays and shark.  but if you're targeting striper or halibut to bring home for the table, try bouncballing some anchovie,herring, or the smelt you catch.

if alameda is your local fishing hole, just be patient,  you'll meet some of the locals out there one of these days.

guitar shark/ guitar fish from one of the tourneys while targeting halibut.

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squid will attract a lot of things. including rays and shark.  but if you're targeting striper or halibut to bring home for the table, try bouncballing some anchovie,herring, or the smelt you catch.

if alameda is your local fishing hole, just be patient,  you'll meet some of the locals out there one of these days.

guitar shark/ guitar fish from one of the tourneys while targeting halibut.

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Iíll take any catch!  All Iím getting right now are bites here and there from small baitfish when camping with a circle hook.  I see a lot of schools of baits though... If only we could cast net😩