It doesn’t get any more California than that. A brilliant, clear day on the water, whether you’re staying in the bay or heading out to the blue water for some deep sea fishing. Food and drink and good company, and another trip to remember. With an experienced captain at the helm, you’ll have some fishing adventure stories to tell back at the pub about your latest fishing trip. And a great dinner to end it all, with the day’s catch sizzling on the grill. If you decide to do a fishing tour, remember to bring the sunscreen and come prepared to enjoy yourself.
Fishing is for everyone
Despite the image of the grumpy old guy getting away from it all with a fishing rod as the excuse for eschewing human company, anglers come in all shapes and sizes, not to mention ages and genders. More than one out of four anglers is female, and the younger generation is learning to love fishing too. In 2913, more than 10 million kids between 6 and seventeen years of age went fishing.
Of course, the older generation still loves fishing and in 2013 more than 55 million Americans went on at least one fishing trip. In fact, the best fishing trip might be the one you plan to introduce your kids to the sport. Chances are, they’ll love it as much as you do.
Fish species for inshore and offshore fishing
Sports fishing enthusiasts will find a wealth of different kinds of fish, no matter which waters they choose to fish in. Offshore species that might be found in deep sea fishing include tuna, yellowtail, Dorado (dolphin fish, mahi-mahi), yellowtail, striped marlin, mako, and thresher shark. Inshore fishing, staying within the bay and in coastal waters, will bring you within reach of yellowtail, White Sea bass, halibut, calico bass, sand bass, ling cod, rock fish and lobster.
The best part about going out with an experienced captain is that he can put you right where the fish are. Of course, the boats are equipped with the latest technology – navigational aids, fish charts, weather maps. But the best fishermen have an instinct for where the fish will be.
What to bring
If you’re ready to do a fishing tour, it’s time to start making a list! Plan ahead and pack ahead to make sure you don’t miss out anything you’ll need on the boat. The boat carries supplies like lures, live bait, rigs, ice, and drinking water. You’ll need to bring:
- Fishing license
- Food and drink
- Sunglasses and hat
- Warm clothes – it can get chilly on the water!
Whether you want to do a fishing tour, or spend the day dolphin or whale watching, an experienced fishing charter service can take you there. For the extra adventurous sport fishing fans, there are spear-fishing trips and custom charters. For the whole family, it’s an exciting, relaxing, bonding holiday experience they will remember for a long time.