Retired and would like to take up Fishing - Jetties

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  1. MarkMatthewLuke

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    I'm recently retired and would like to take up fishing again. I have fished in the past, such as Crystal Pier, Lakes and on a boat for ocean fishing. I think I would like fishing off of a jetty.

    I don't have any fishing gear and don't want to spend too much to just give it a try. Looking for ideas on what to buy/rent, where to shop and where to "jetty" fish.

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    The guy you want to talk to is Coach.....he can help u out with some expertise and maybe some gear....his handle here is werfless
     
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    Hey Mark,

    Coach made a full 10-vid series on what you're looking for: YouTube

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Got plenty of gear, you want to buy a new reel if you can. Toughest reels for the cash are Kastking, in my opinion, followed by the Okuma and Penn reels (for maximum toughness, avoid bait feeder style reels). I have some rods in the garage if you want to get started, but you will want something longer soon enough. Welcome to come fish with me sometime if you like as well... See how I go about it
     
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    Only true jetty we have “access” to is the mission beach jetty. Quite a walk, more of a hike as you’re rock hopping; definitely recommend taking some durable gear, wouldn’t go too cheap in my opinion. Minimum 15# of drag on the gear as you’ll be winching fish up from the rocks.
    Werfless has you covered forsure on that. But the basics are as stated Above. I fish 30# braid minimum and up. Mono, I’d say you could get away with 12# if you knew what you were doing.

    Always go with more than one setup, ya never know, keep the tackle simple if you know what you’re gonna target (1oz weights and size 4 mosquito hooks are what I use on a dropper loop on shrimp), some weedless leadheads/paddle tail swimbaits, and some spoons. Plenty of water and snacks are a must lol. Jetties stretch out to deeper waters, so there’s always a potential in catching pretty decent sized fish, up to some big boys. I learned to never go under gunned. 4K size spinner, 300 sized baitcaster minimum, MH rod rated 10-25 is my sweet spot for the jetties, and if ya wanna toss some jigs out there, take your jig stick and reel cuz why not ;)
     
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    Funny thing regarding this post is that I was thinking about making a jetty/fishing thread on the basics and must haves.
     
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    I used to have a little article I recycled from time to time. May have to make a new one...
     
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    Definitely up for it. Always willing to contribute and pass on info on my end as I have received so much advice on here and always provided with great knowledge.
     
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    Sounds good.. maybe if I make a jetty primer perhaps we could get mick to make it a sticky?
     
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    Wait. What! I’ve been on here for 5 years and I’m just learning about this. Where have I been, what’s wrong with me?
    Time to binge watch.
    Thanks
     
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    I have a channel too, but it's mostly just sunset videos.. there are some more interesting ones though, especially if you pay attention...lol

    YouTube
     
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    Beware. She is a cruel mistress.

    Personally I wouldn't limit myself to just the jetty. San Diego has miles of beautiful beaches and bays that you now have the freedom to explore in your retirement.

    Why don't you tell us what it is you are looking to catch, and we can help you from there.
     
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    What's really needed is a thread on jetty etiquette. I.e when there's a guy tucked into a hard to reach crevice on the jetty, and there's literally no one else on said giant jetty anywhere, don't go set up next to him and fk up his fan casting situation.
     
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    That's not "jetty etiquette" that is just plain fishing etiquette, but good luck hoping people follow it. There's an old post on here from a few years ago where me and a few forum members were fishing the North Jetty. We got into a wide open bite, and two guys came over and started casting over the top of us. Literally casting over the top of us, and tangling their lines with us.
     
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    That was you?
     
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    Messing with you lol, 100% with you. Buuuut etiquette and fishing don’t go together... a lot of people are dumb af
     
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    thats when ya get your snips and cut some lines :)
    Seriously, a huge, and I mean huge stretch of water to fish... usually I’ll ask why they have to fish so close to me. Normally don’t get an answer and they’ll move away a little further
     
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    If I'm fishing a pier it's a different situation and expect people who don't know any better. I expect people to cast over my line and occasionally I do the same. When that happens it's a simple "my bad" and you carry on. Limited space and a lot of people means it's a given. I've had one or two clowns try to get mouthy and had to punk them in front of everybody. On the jetty there's no excuse. It's not that easy to pack up and crawl to another spot.
     
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    Thanks, I'll check it out.
     
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    Thanks
     
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