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  1. Grizlygrip

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    today was my 2nd time going out and I hit IB again to try and learn from my first time out. I think the way I’m fishing is decent but I need a little help on what I should switch up to get on some fish because tomorrow I’m bringing my girl out and I don’t want it to be boring so any pointers would be amazing !
     
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    Size down your hooks and bait. Lots more action, even if the fish are small, and you can always put out a small fish live for a bigger bite while she is catching the smaller ones
     
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    Also I have a fishing license so any spots off a pier would be nice because I think maybe now isn’t the time for pier fishing possibly but my girl doesn’t have a license so tomorrow would have to be a pier
     
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    Sabiki rig..catch suntin...
     
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    Dude! Next Saturday (the 31st) is a free fishing day. She won't need a license.

    https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Fishing/Free-Fishing-Days

    and there's a much better tide early in the morning. If you're a tide kook.

    Have fun.
     
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    If you’re in IB hit me up, I’m close to the beach and can fish a couple spots with you if you want. Just let me know.
     
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    Coronado ferry landing pier. Drop shot there for baby bass. It's not crowded at all in the early morning (4amish).
     
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    Thanks for the free fishing day that’s going to be really fun because I have a spot in mind thanks for the kind reply’s I think I’m going to size down my rig I’m using: 20lb test, size 2 hooks, 2 oz sinker on a bottom rig, shrimp/squid/Macrel as bait

    My plan is to use the sabiki to get live bait the throw that on a knocker rig
     
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    Yep.. smaller hooks and lighter line is a good idea
     
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    The 20lb is fine, easy to tie a 6-8lb leader off that. I would downsize the weight also to maybe 1/2-3/4oz., and either a size 4 or 6 hook should be fine. Your bait selection is good, but I’d add to it local natural creatures with shells (sand crabs & clams, etc.) and if you haven’t already spend the afternoon on YouTube watching all the different ways to read the surf and spend the rest of the afternoon/early evening actually applying that knowledge.
     
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    Yep I think I’ve watched every video on YouTube About fishing lol but I’m keeping at it putting in the time every chance I get
     
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    I’m not a big fan of piers personally..usually over crowded...and not my style of fishing..I always suggest getting off the piers..it opens up your options...a day license is only around 12 bucks or so..and you can buy it online..
     
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    If you want to beat the crowd, the jetty at dark is a hard one to beat
     
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    If you’re around IB this evening let me know. You can meet me on the surf about an hour before sunset if you want. Check your messages for my contact info and let me know.
     
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