Re: Kayaking in Long Beach & Cabrillo Beach Harbors

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Posted by Mike on October 24, 2002 at 22:56:09:

In Reply to: Re: Kayaking in Long Beach & Cabrillo Beach Harbors posted by defjack on October 23, 2002 at 17:15:47:

: : I plan to rent various kayaks during the next few months to see which kayak suits me best for general ocean paddling and fishing. I plan to do this testing in the subject areas

: : . Where would be a good area for a beginner to "put-in" in L. B.

: : While i'm at it, I plan to do some trolling. I have a 7' Shimano Live Bait Rod and Shimano Conv. Reel both rated for 15-30 lb test line. Is this outfit ok for trolling? During this time of the year, what line test and lures should I use and what type of fish might I be able to catch? I don't plan to keep and of the fish. Any help will be appreciated.

: Check out they tube in the long beach area all the time and mainly fish for halibut. Long beach windsurfing on ocean ave rents kayaks I think and should have some info. Jack

Hi there, I regularly tube Long Beach and have also launched my kayak there (skin on frame). Cherry Beach (off junipero, right in the middle) has a shallow beach and no break to speack of plus the parking is less than 100 feet from the water. Cabrillo Beach has on of the flattest, no surf beaches I've ever seen but you have a bit of a walk with the yak (make sure you have a cart). That rig should be fine, what you get depends on your depth, lately the word is out that the Flatties are in for the spawn, so something brown or silver (pearl gold works well) slow and on the bottom. Oranges and blues get bass (mid depth and faster)and blue pearl and chartruese (just off the bottom) will generally get you turbot (flounder) with white getting you the occasional corbina(low down, stop and go). Hope that helps, email me if you want someone to paddle with, I need the practice. Either way, good luck.

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