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 columns
  • Watch helpful videos on this page! (drag settings, hook selection, knots and connections, and top 3 tackle tips)

7 day trips:

  • SAME AS 4 THRU 6 DAY TRIPS ABOVE PLUS
  • 50 feet of Seven Strand wire in 27#, 40#, 60#, 90#, and 250#
  • A2, A3, and A6 sleeves,
  • 50 small black rings,
  • 12 large black swivels
  • 4 wahoo bombs
  • 2 Marauder trolling lures
  • 4 Raider lures
  • Check here for a full account of Wahoo fishing!
  • San Diego Jam Knot–Learn how!
  • Searcher Sportfishing tackle columns
  • Watch helpful videos on this page! (drag settings, hook selection, knots and connections, and top 3 tackle tips)

Guadalupe Island trips:

  • SAME AS 4 THRU 6 DAY TRIPS ABOVE PLUS
  • selection of circle hooks
  • 2 2-speed reels (one medium, one heavy and the heavy one should have a dropper-loop set up for yellowtail)
  • Izorline spectra braided line to match reels
  • San Diego Jam Knot–Learn how!
  • Searcher Sportfishing tackle columns
  • Watch helpful videos on this page! (drag settings, hook selection, knots and connections, and top 3 tackle tips)

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.

Captain’s Tackle Techniques

Fluoro to mono connection

Drag settings

Choosing a hook

 

 

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