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    Anyone like to fish? Salt or Fresh?

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    Lido

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    Age : 34
    Location : Ventura, California

    Anyone like to fish? Salt or Fresh?

    Post by Lido on Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:41 pm

    Yo,

    As most of you know I am pretty new to the area. I absolutely love to fish, I did it for a profession for 5 years but it's really been a life passion.

    I am looking for some people who live in Ventrua/Santa Barbara county area that would be willing to show me some local spots, salt or fresh. I'd be happy to exchange tips or things I learned living on the Ocean for 5 years.

    Let me know, maybe we could set up a charter or just hit some spots. We also have a family cabin in the eastern seirras we could maybe hit that sometime too.
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    nikecivic
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    Re: Anyone like to fish? Salt or Fresh?

    Post by nikecivic on Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:36 pm

    Lido,

    Depends what type of fishing...
    If you want to do surf fishing, go to the end of 5th street and there is plenty of surf perch to catch...
    If you like deep sea fishing, take an open party out of Channel Islands Sportfishing (CISCOs), the rock fishing just opened for the season.
    If you like fresh water, Lake Casitas has great bass fishing.



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    ianmcalpin

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    Re: Anyone like to fish? Salt or Fresh?

    Post by ianmcalpin on Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:01 pm

    lake casitas isnt doing so hot either is Chumash right now... but Chumash would be your best bet and if you go there. There is a blow hole that fish love to hang out by because the water flow, or they call the wall... i haven't been up there sense last season our boat is down right now so kinda sucking. I heard last season pike was hitting pretty good up at bishop
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    Post by ianmcalpin on Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:04 pm

    also lido i think we were talking about it at one of the meeting they are being really tight no thing still because the whole spreading of the one type of clam/muscle. from what i hear right now that deep sea is going hot either talked to a buddy like a week ago and he works/and goes on charters all the time and its really slow right now because nothing really hot.. but maybe things have changed
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    Lido

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    Re: Anyone like to fish? Salt or Fresh?

    Post by Lido on Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:31 pm

    I fished last night and it was a little slow.  Things were really good about a week ago, right before the barometric pressure change.  I haven't been out on a boat in a hot minute, like august 2013.  Rockfish season started last week, it has been pretty good action from what I hear.  I'm not too into rockfishing though, i prefer pelagics and WSB.  I do know the surf perch and halibut have been biting decent off the beach.

    I haven't fished Casitias or Castaic this year at all.  But i've also heard the water is way down (pretty much the case everywhere in CA) but that doesn't typically stop the fish from feeding, just messes with the spawn and in some places the ability to stock fish.  

    I hear there are some killer natural trout spots in the Ojai/Los Padres area.  That is really my next mission.  To start hiking around and find some of these spots.  I pretty much knew every place in Orange County there were fish!  I feel like i'm out of my element, but a good fisherman overcomes adversity.

    I usually just fish trout in Bishop, not too sure about the pike bite. I am not even sure they have pike. I only know of NorCal to have pike. But then again I could be wrong.
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    Re: Anyone like to fish? Salt or Fresh?

    Post by nikecivic on Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:09 pm

    Large mouth bass caught at Lake Casitas a couple years ago


    Lingcod caught at the opening of rock fish season last year


    Nice sole fish caught on the same trip


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    Re: Anyone like to fish? Salt or Fresh?

    Post by Lido on Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:23 am

    Awesome!  Some nice fish there.  Here are some of my catches from this year and 2013.  The real big seabass is a couple years back. It made bloody decks cover photo.

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    ianmcalpin

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    Re: Anyone like to fish? Salt or Fresh?

    Post by ianmcalpin on Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:48 pm

    Lido you going to the meeting if not hit me up at 805 four6zero315one we might be hitting some places

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