Newbie help please

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  1. Rfrye1

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    New member help.
    Ok folks.......
    Just sold my 40’ Sailboat, bought a 29’ Wellcraft. Want to take the Mrs fishing. And I need the validate the purchase of the new boat......
    Suggestions on where to take her. Kelp beds? Offshore looking for Tuna? Methods for taking fish? Live bait, jigs, trolling?
    Thanks. Bob
     
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    What is your experience level? What kind of gear do you have? How is the boat outfitted? Do you have all safety gear etc?

    Boat Specific:
    Fuel Capacity?
    Bait tank?
    Engine/Engines?
    Range?
    Wellcraft? What type of boat
    (Fishing, Cruiser, Scarab, etc)
    A pic would help.

    A lot to factor. Sorry, not as easy an answer as you may think.

    If goal is to just “catch fish” then stay in bays then what you catch will depend on gear.

    Welcome to the forum. Not trying to dissuade you.
     
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    I mean.. What kind of target do you have in mind? One hell of a lot of fish out there.. Hit me up in PM and I will help you if I can... There are lots of areas where I know nothing, and a few where I might have some idea how to help you..
     
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    Exactly.

    Tuna fishing is very boat, money, gear, fuel and experience specific. I can help you especially in this style of fishing.

    If you have the boat yet lack any of the above, than this is what you aspire or ramp up to do.

    I’ll be glad to help.
     
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    PS

    Seriously, don’t be worried about being a “newbie.” We’ve all been there. I have yet to experience all fishing styles so I’m a newbie too.

    Many/Most of us on the forum enjoy helping.
     
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    Thanks. Sorry for lack of details...
    29’ fishing..twin outboard, 200+ gallons. Live well
    I have my rods/reels I used trolling on the Sailboat and mostly feather and squid lures. And some spinning gear.
     
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    I mean.. The guy could go west of MB and south one mile, head out to 450' of water, put out two two hook sabiki tipped with bait and drift back towards shore with our usual SW wind/current, and check one line ever ten minutes without a bite until they are in 20 feet of water off the beach... Lol
     
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    Invite geofish to head out with you once. If you want pelagic species, he is a solid resource. If you want local inshore outside the bays, I might be able to point you in the right direction...
     
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    it sounds like from your post you are looking for a way to take your wife out and catch fish. With that in mind what I usually do with someone who is new to fishing or doesn't have a ton of patience for it I would either stay in the bay and fish for halibut (very easy for a newbie, mostly just drifting and very little casting). Or go out to the kelp beds and rock fish, again cuts on down on casting and your not traveling far and you are very likely to catch some fish.
     
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