Attempting mission bay from shore 10/11

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  1. captwoody

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    I am a member of SDFF and saw Alex Cady's Presentation on mission bay. I am going to take my new 7wt and try to Cristen it. I will post how I do using all the new techniques Alex talked about This is a totally different way of fishing using floating line instead of sink tips.
     
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    Well I learned a lot today when I float tube I just let the line out and cast a little bit. But when I'm casting from Shore wade-fishing I'm casting a lot with my neck injury I'm not in very good shape and I'm fatigued. Lessons Learned 1 don't get there too early you can't see your line. 2 7 weight is probably too heavy to cast from Shore. 3 I need more casting practice. But the good news is I did catch one fish and Christen the new rod 1011190650.jpg
     
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    Glad you got out, shore or not. Unless I'm looking to practice casting (and I'm not), shore fishing is dead last on my list.
     
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    Glad you got out, shore or not. Unless I'm looking to practice casting (and I'm not), shore fishing is dead last on my list.
     
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    Trying to work on my hour ,hour and a half option. And I need the casting practice
     
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    Alright. Copy that. Try it with a 5wt and a light WF5F line.. let the heft of the line dictate when you come forward.
     
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    Capt. if you really want to get better at casting, go in the dark. Don’t go to a steep beach, flat beach would be less frustrating on you back cast. The few times I have casted in the dark has taught me to feel what’s going on with the line. I think it’s been one of most significant ways I have made improvements on my casting. Just sayin. Good luck thanks for the post
     
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    South Mission Jetty is a great place to practice, imo.
     
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    Learning a few single hand spey casts is a good way to deal with the steep or brush covered background . The anchor placement allows for the entire cast to take place forward of your position with an underhand loop rather than overhead . Just a thought . Good luck ! The endurance will come with casting a lot . I know when I use my traditional spey set up it can be grueling . 15 foot rod , Size 15 wt reel and with my 9-10 wt spey it likes to cast a head section 60 ft long weighing between 750 to 850 grains , which for the layman is just under 2 ounces out past the tip . WR
     
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    That was a great presentation on fishing the bay. Did you use the steelhead leaders he recommended?

    I was going to launch the Hobie i11s and fish the campland area using his techniques, but got distracted installing a front hitch on my truck (that took much longer than anticipated due to Baja corrosion).

    I should get the 5 weight out and try the shore techniques this week after work - it's the only setup I have that has floating line until I re-spool my backup 6 weight Lamson Liquid.
     
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    I use the Straight floating from Shore with a 7-foot leader. I need to work on my casting weight forward floating line could only get out about 40 feet. Did try his orange and brown Clouser off Shelter Island in the tube today only got nine fish but I did get my personal best 16-inch spotted bay bass. Try getting a picture on the apron but I couldn't get him to hold still and I didn't want him to go over the edge and not at least get a picture. That's why I laid him out of my arm so you can see how big it was 1014190723.jpg
     
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    Nice bass. Its difficult to get good photos from a tube.

    Developing casting skill will definitely help when fishing from shore.

    I typically cast about 80 feet from shore from my feet. That distance comes from 9 ft of fly rod, 60ft of fly line, and 9-10ft of leader.
     
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    I am at 40 to 50 with the 7 wt and 50 to 60 with the 5wt but need work.also need to work on my stripping basket technique
     
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