Edward's Fishing Tips


Before Heading out you need to make sure that you have your equipment ready to go. Your basic gear include:

  1. Fishing rod
  2. A Reel
    • Spinning Reel
    • Conventional Reel
  3. Fishing line
    • Braided line
    • Monofilament
  4. Hooks
  5. Fishing weights/sinkers
  6. Fishing bobbers/floats
  7. Bait

However, the most important thing that you need is:



Wether you're on a pier or on a boat in the middle of a lake, you want to be somewhere where there are not that many other fishermen around you.

You basically want to be as isolated as possible. This will increase the chances of you catching fish.

The less people around you means that the fish will be lured towards your hook and bait.


Casting your line basically means "throwing" your hook and bait.

Using proper casting technique will allow you to get your hook and bait further out into the water.

This is sometimes overlooked by new fishermen. Some fish like to hang out further out from the shore or piers than other fish.

It'll take some practice before you master the technique, so don't get frustrated if you can only cast your line 10 feet away from you the first few times you try it

Here is me Casting my fishing line at the Santa Cruz Wharf:

Notice the position of my hands, the index finger on my right hand (used to release the line), the orientation of my reel and the angle of my rod.

Know Your Fish

Depending on your location, the species of fish will vary.

The fish in your area will ultimately decide how you should set up your fishing line.

Some fish like to hang out near the surface of the water, while other species of fish like to hang out near the sandy bottoms. This is where the sinkers and bobbers come in.

Edward's Recommendation

For those seeking a challenge, I suggest Charter Boat Fishing

Charter boats offer you the opportunity to go miles away from the shore. The captain of the boat should be knowledgeable in the migratory habits of local fish.

This usually means that they can take you to fish almost any species of fish that live in that particular region with great success rates.

Take for example Captain Jimmy Charters here in Santa Cruz. Click HERE to visit his site.

Captain Jimmy can take you to fish a wide variety of species which may or may not include and are not limited to:

Click HERE to see pictures of local Santa Cruz people and their Charter Boat Fish catches.

Well, that's all i have to say about fishing. Now get out there and catch some fish!!!

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