Skip to Content

Fishing Articles - George Van Zant

Articles:

> >|

A Dab A Do Ya.. Sanddab popular

The moratorium on rock cod wasn't all that bad. Besides giving the rockfish a breather it uncovered two new fishing adventures that previous to the closure weren't done. Last year in an effort to find something to replace the rock cod, skippers uncovered the...

Comment on this Article Rate this Article Bookmark this Article

Ageless Anchovies popular

5 out of 5 stars (1 vote)

Did you know the anchovies you get on your Southern California Pizzas are imported? What's more they aren't salty when they are fresh. But believe it or not they are imported from elsewhere in the world. From the tons of anchovies that are netted each year in ...

Comment on this Article Rate this Article Bookmark this Article

Bait Runner Reel and Kahle Hooks popular

5 out of 5 stars (1 vote)

Recently my son and I participated in the Big Fish Tackle Perch Derby. No, we didnąt win anything but for a couple of reasons I had a blast. I learned about a new, amazing, hook and I also experienced a reel that answered a 50 year old problem. I only wish...

Comment on this Article Rate this Article Bookmark this Article

Barracuda popular

Each spring from April to June the "Scooters" arrive in Southern California to perform their spawning ritual. Massive schools swarm from the south into waters as far north as Santa Barbara. Anglers from San Diego to Santa Barbara look forward to bagging a...

Comment on this Article Rate this Article Bookmark this Article

Barracuda and Lures

One summer at the age of 11 years (1943) on one of my daily fishing trips to the Colorado Lagoon, I got the surprise of the summer. My daily treks to the lagoon were done primarily to catch top smelt. I fished for them off the main float, the one with the...

Comment on this Article Rate this Article Bookmark this Article

California Scorpionfish Gear popular

California Scorpionfish, rattlesnakes or sculpin as the anglers call them are one of the most evolutionary advanced fishes that swim and rarely exceed more than 16 inches or weigh more than 3 pounds. They live in the rocky type habitat and thrive in ship...

Comment on this Article Rate this Article Bookmark this Article

Catfish Forever

When you think about the evolution of fish some are obviously still around and kicking because they die with great difficulty. Of course the first example that comes to mind is the shark. It's been around since the beginning of things because you can pound on ...

Comment on this Article Rate this Article Bookmark this Article

Depth Finders & GPS

Once, my son and I were cranking in the calico bass as fast as we could cast the bait to them and Cal kiddingly said, “Mark an X on the side of the boat so we can come back to this spot.” Of course I did much better than that, I hit the MOB button (man...

Comment on this Article Rate this Article Bookmark this Article

Downriggers

Cannon Uni-Troll Cannon Accessories Scotty 1050 Depthmaster Scotty No. 1040 Snapper Release Scotty Accessories Reel: Abu-Garcia Ambassaduer 6500-C3 Reel: Penn International 975 Rod: Berkley Lightning Rod Classic LRCC66IM (fast bend) ...

Comment on this Article Rate this Article Bookmark this Article

Dragging Flies

Caddis Float U Shape Tube Caddis Float Tube Fins #31108 Lamiglas G500 Graphite Fly Rod #G906 9', 6 weight Lamiglas G500 Graphite Fly Rod #G908 9' 8 weight Crystal River Reels, Coachman CR2003 Crystal River Reels, Coachman CR2103 Scientific Angler...

Comment on this Article Rate this Article Bookmark this Article

> >|