Tag: fishing pole

Neither wind, dense fog, churning seas, or screaming maniacs…

…will stay this fisherman from making his rounds. And that is what I was up against yesterday when I paid a visit to Stearns Wharf. I didn’t think I’d be able to get out to the ocean this week because of prior commitments but… Continue Reading “Neither wind, dense fog, churning seas, or screaming maniacs…”

Drift Lining

My time to get out to the pier, the wharf, the shore, and a planned boat excursion, is going to be limited for a while due to prior commitments so I thought I’d explain what I mean when I mentioned in many of my… Continue Reading “Drift Lining”

Stearns Wharf III: Big Mac Attack!

After my amazing day yesterday, I decided to visit Stearns Wharf again to see if the fishing is really is as good as it has been the last two times I was there.  I can now say that it is since this time I… Continue Reading “Stearns Wharf III: Big Mac Attack!”

Today I was ready for anything…

I have been having some issues with the line on my Wishing Pole which I keep on the ocean’s bottom hoping to lure in a big fish.  The line on my new reel was the 35-year-old line that I had on my old reel. … Continue Reading “Today I was ready for anything…”

Memory: Encanto Park, Phoenix, AZ

I was born in Flint, Michigan.  It was there that my grandfather taught me how to fish, but when I was seven years old, my father decided to move the family to Phoenix, AZ.  I don’t really know why because he fled the scene,… Continue Reading “Memory: Encanto Park, Phoenix, AZ”

Special days…

From FB posting of August 14, 2019 Today was a very special day of fishing on the Ventura Pier. It was NOT because I caught 14 Mackerel (7 are pictured, the others went to other fishermen for bait or back to the ocean). It… Continue Reading “Special days…”

Some days when I go fishing, I never want to go home

From FB post of August 7, 2019  Today was one of those days. When I fish on the Ventura Pier, I only “target” two species even though I will catch anything. Those two are shark and Mackerel; today I caught both. The day started… Continue Reading “Some days when I go fishing, I never want to go home”

Hold on to your pole!

From FB post of August 1, 2019 I had an “equable” day fishing today. I caught 6 Mackerel (and 1 Smelt). Two of the Mackerel went back into the Pacific, two went into my bait box, and two went into the bait boxes of… Continue Reading “Hold on to your pole!”

Hello, John, this is the Pacific Ocean calling…

From FB post of July 31, 2019 I hadn’t planned on going fishing today. I went to my 6:30 AM Pilates class and I was just going to putter around the house after that. Then I got a call: ME: Hello CALLER: Is this John… Continue Reading “Hello, John, this is the Pacific Ocean calling…”

A Teacher and Provider

From FB post of July 29, 2019 I was at the fishing pier in Goleta, CA today at sunup (6 AM). It was still dark, very overcast, and a cold wind was blowing but I caught a good-sized Croaker, after only being there for… Continue Reading “A Teacher and Provider”