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September 29, 2018

Skiff rentals at Santa Cruz and Capitola is as fun and exciting as you can possibly dream up. No trip is ever the same; everyone being memorable in it’s own right. You might see schools of dolphin, breaching whales, sharks, sunfish, many varieties of jelly fish, you name it! How much more “one on one” with natur...

August 27, 2018

Surf fishing is fun, great exercise, provides incredible scenery, different every time, and free! Here is what you need to get started. 

General Gear and Supplies for Surf Fishing:

·   Waders if possible with built in boots or whatever you feel is comfortable for the conditions at your beach of preference.

·   Stan...

Over the past fifteen years I’ve enjoyed refining my shallow-water, light-tackle techniques, predominately from northern California ports such as Pillar Point and Santa Cruz. These skills I developed on both sides of the fence -- as a recreational angler and as a deckhand for captain Bob Ingles on his vessel Que...

November 9, 2017

Club member Phil Nguyen called me Monday night asking if I wanted to go crabbing with him and a friend Tuesday on his boat out of Half Moon Bay. Two nights previous, he set 7 crab pots a few miles outside of Half Moon Bay. Turns out I was free and said sure.

What time? 6am--which meant that I had to get up at 4:4...

October 28, 2017

You know the feeling; you want to go fishing but you don't want to get up early and travel a long distance only to fight traffic while you are returning half asleep. There is one great location only seven miles from San Jose which is the remedy. It is Grant Park, otherwise known as Joseph D. Grant County Park. Y...

July 11, 2017

Years ago, coal strip mining was taking place in the southwest corner of Indiana. The coal is located in a relatively narrow strip and is mined by scraping or digging up the "cover" above the coal layer. That cover is dumped to the side of the developing pit which could be anywhere from 15 to 75 feet in depth. A...

July 4, 2017

Billy Larson, 12, was born and raised in the city by a single parent, his mother. “Fish” was something you bought at the grocery store. Fishing? What is that?


For Billy and hundreds of city kids like him, fishing is not cool or something you do today. Unless someone teaches you. Thus was born South Bay “Fishing...

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