|Well, I see no one has replied to this thread in a while, but I thought I would try a cry for help none the less.
Since January I have been fishing every where using all manner of bait, jig, lure, etc. to try and catch fish in the Monterey bay area. I pay attention to fish reports and try out any and all advice. But I have not caught a single fish.
I often will fish at wharf #2, but have also tried the coast guard jetty, marina beach, del monte beach and down the coast at pfieffer.
At this point, I just want to catch a fish. I've been out at least 20 times now with no results and outside of realizing I'm the world's worst fisherman, I'm just a little disheartened. Any and all advice that could lead to catching one little measly fish would be much appreciated.
Meet up with someone experienced and learn a few basics first hand, then once you've caught one (AND YOU WILL EVENTUALLY!!) Then you can strike out on your own and try different things, just get the basics down first. Here's a few tips:
1-Watch what successful fisherman are doing.
2-Ask questions, people usually share info.
3-check your bait often.
4-Cast to SEVERAL different spots in each location.
5-If one location isn't providing fish, move to another.
Hope this helps, don't get discouraged!!!