Fishing Central California: A No Nonsense Guide to Spin, Bait, and Fly Fishing

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Whether you're new to fishing or an accomplished angler, this comprehensive and entertaining guide will improve your chances every time you cast a line in Central California and beyond. You'll learn where the best spots are on the beautiful small streams, rivers, lakes, and ocean fisheries in Central California, how to change tactics within the seasons, and select the right baits, lures, and equipment.

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Overview

Whether you're new to fishing or an accomplished angler, this comprehensive and entertaining guide will improve your chances every time you cast a line in Central California and beyond. You'll learn where the best spots are on the beautiful small streams, rivers, lakes, and ocean fisheries in Central California, how to change tactics within the seasons, and select the right baits, lures, and equipment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892469182
  • Publisher: No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks
  • Publication date: 6/15/2007
  • Series: No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 1,448,059
  • Product dimensions: 8.58 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Milne is an avid angler/outdoorsman and writer from San Luis Obispo County who has spent nearly his entire life fishing Central California. Brian is an award-winning journalist who has written for publications in Central California and contributes regularly to fishing magazines such as California Fishing and Hunting News and California Game and Fish.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
About the Author     8
Useful Tips and Techniques     9
Spring Training     10
Scouting Report     14
Drop-shot 'Crawlers     17
Rising to the Top     21
Saltwater: Near and Deep Sea Coastal Fisheries     23
Rockcod Fishing     24
Shark Fishing     28
Other Saltwater Species     29
Pier Fishing     32
Surf Fishing     36
Freshwater: Lakes, Reservoirs, Rivers, and Streams     39
Arroyo Seco River     40
Big Sur, Carmel, and San Lorenzo Rivers     41
Lake Cachuma     44
California Aqueduct     46
Lake Casitas     47
Castaic Lake     49
Cottonwood Lakes     50
Dinkey Creek     53
Isabella Lake     57
Kern River     59
Kings River     66
Lopez Lake     68
Matilija Creek     70
Merced River     71
Nacimiento Lake     75
Nacimiento River     77
Pine Flat Reservoir     82
Piru Creek     84
Lake Piru     86
Pyramid Lake     87
Salinas River     88
Lake San Antonio     91
San Luis Reservoir     93
Santa Margarita Lake     94
Santa Paula Creek     99
Santa Ynez River     101
Sespe Creek     102
Shaver Lake     106
Whale Rock Reservoir     108
Resources     109
Freshwater Fish Identification Chart     110
Record Watch: Big Fish List     112
GPS Resource: Central Coast Waters     113
Streamside Fly Hatches Log     121
Lake/Saltwater Fly Hatches Log     122
Fishing Destination Log     123
Central California Fishing Contacts     125
Other No Nonsense Guides     130
Fly Fishing Knots     132
General Fishing Knots & Rigs     134
Last Cast     136
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2007

    Quality fishing guide

    I picked up this guide for my dad on Father's Day and had to get one for myself. A great breakdown on lakes and rivers in Central California along with saltwater fishing tips and destinations. Great color pictures and even better descriptions of the fisheries and how to approach them. I really enjoyed all of the tips and techniques (there¿s even a knot-tying guide in the back) and the funny anecdotes the author has on the different waters in the region, which covers a majority of the fisheries between Southern California and the Bay Area.

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