The Southern California summer surface fishing season is underway and many of us are watching the weather, specifically the wind and seas, to see if we should stay close to home or if we’ll be able to make a longer run to the offshore banks. But is there another weather angle we should be paying attention to?
The summer season is here. For many of us that means even more time on the water under a more intense sun. Is there any way to prepare for it?
Some people believe that developing a “base tan” before the summer will prevent them from burning later. Others believe a tan is the sign of good health and vitality.
Call it the “Gray of May” or “June Gloom,” this is the time of year we see the ocean’s influence on our coastal weather take a front row seat. The haze-clearing, dry Santa Ana winds fade away as Pacific storms become weaker and fewer.
In the early days of my fishing career, attaching a hook at the end of my line usually involved a series of overhand knots to the point that the well-developed knuckle of monofilament would not slip under any circumstances. Fishing for small bluegill and catfish didn’t require a stealthy connection or the full strength of my 10 lb. test line.
Day 1- After driving all night from Phoenix, I arrived at the Fisherman’s Landing parking lot at 4:45am, only to find the lot completely FULL! Well, it was a Saturday. Fortunately I was told about the “other” pay lot across N. Harbor Drive and found a place to park the car for the next 5 days without fear of it being towed away.