So yea. I went out to the south jetty at half moon bay last night to test whether or not I really did have a better grasp of how to fish the jetty or not. Also wanted to see if fish did indeed grow larger the further out I went. Parked outside the RV park around 9/930pm.
Realized once I finished the post I didn’t go over my set up all at once anywhere. 8lb mono line, 3/4 oz & 1 oz sliding egg sinkers (increased weight because of higher wind, swell, & current, less is better), and a 3/0-7/0 hook tied directly onto the main line (snell knot, wound 6-10 times). Today was using an entire shrimp on every cast hoping for bigger fish. Hooked through the shrimp 2-3 times in any fashion. Since I was fishing at night I doubt presentation was a big issue.
Didn’t get to try the sea side of the jetty. Not sure if its always that bad at low tide, or was just too hard to reach at night. Sure didn’t look inviting and seemed like I’d instantly snag up. Hopped my way out to around mark 40 before bothering to try to fish. I was sort of behind schedule, and had to account for extra time spent traversing the jetty (didn’t want to get home too late).
First cast out ~25ft. Got hit as soon as I jigged back near the jetty.
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