Tackle Suggestions

1.5 day thru 3 day trips:

4 thru 6 day trips:

  • 4 rods and reels with 25#, 40#, 60#, and 80#
  • 1 two-speed reel, Spectra optional
  • assorted hooks #4’s and #2’s for anchovies and 2/0 – 6/0 for sardines
  • assorted sinkers, 1/2 oz to 2 oz sliders
  • 6 Shimano flat fall or Colt Sniper lures with single hooks
  • 7/0 to 9/0 J hooks
  • 6 bait catchers
  • 6 blue and white heavy lures with treble hooks
  • 200 # mono for leaders with sleeves for crimps
  • 12 large black swivels
  • Click here for tips on preparing your tackle!
  • San Diego Jam Knot–Learn how!
  • Searcher Sportfishing tackle videos

7 day trips:

Guadalupe Island trips:

Do you need tackle?

Thanks to our sponsors, we have several rod/reel outfits to borrow during your trip. Please let the office know in advance if you intend to borrow our tackle, so we can make sure we have sufficient supply. In addition, Fisherman’s Landing has high quality tackle available for rent.

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