Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 27-10-2013, 17:35   #1
Registered User

Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 41
Fishing for food

We are planing a passage from San Diego to Hawaii, I'm wondering what kind of fish do people catch along that route.

Also should we plan fish as some of our meals? I'm not that great of a fishermen neither is the captain. So should I pack more protein for this 3 week passage?

Great if you guys can post some pix do your catch.
__________________

__________________
Mai-tide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-11-2013, 01:26   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Marathon, FL
Boat: CSY 37 Plan B
Posts: 125
Re: Fishing for food

It's really going to be hit or miss, it always is. Just put a line out and troll the entire way, you could use a large spoon, cedar plug or mahi type skirted lure. The only problem with the spoon is sometimes you catch things you don't want to dehook! I would just get a few Billy Bait lures and drop them in the water then forget about it.

I wouldn't "plan" on using fishing when figuring my provisioning, plan on not catching anything and you'll be much happier when you do.
__________________

__________________
Our Blog
www.youngfamilyadventure.blogspot.com
Thin Line is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-11-2013, 04:06   #3
Registered User
 
Greg4cocokai's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Long Beach, Ca. USA
Boat: Norseman 447
Posts: 294
Re: Fishing for food

You'll catch mostly Mahi (Dorado)
[ATTACH]Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05228.jpg
Views:	254
Size:	402.9 KB
ID:	70479

Maybe a Wahoo
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05230.jpg
Views:	254
Size:	385.6 KB
ID:	70480

Probably one of many species of Tuna. This one for sushi/sashimi. Skipjack or albacore make good tuna burgers with wasabi/mayo sauce.
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC02545.jpg
Views:	262
Size:	415.1 KB
ID:	70481

If you leave your lure out at night you might catch one of these freaky things. very slimy! I usually lose lures at night so try not to leave out.
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC04822.jpg
Views:	281
Size:	410.6 KB
ID:	70482[/ATTACH]

I also use handlines with 3/8" bungee. Much easier to pull the fish in without slowing the boat. 6' of #200 test leader.

It's a great sail. Good luck!

Greg
__________________
GREG, s/v Sirena
currently, Long Beach, Ca.
Greg4cocokai is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 15-11-2013, 04:43   #4
Marine Service Provider
 
Scott Berg's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aboard
Boat: Seaton 60' Ketch
Posts: 958
Re: Fishing for food

In my opinion the best book on this is The Cruiser's Handbook of Fishing Paperback
by Scott Bannerot (Author) , Wendy Bannerot (Author)

The Cruiser's Handbook of Fishing: Scott Bannerot, Wendy Bannerot: 9780071427883: Amazon.com: Books

Covers everything in great detail… every boat that fishes should have one on board; we always have two lines in the water (we use 9/0 boat rods with 100# mono and steel leaders). Last trip caught everything from a shark to a sailfish to a tuna to a 43lb Mahi!
__________________
Scott Berg is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 15-11-2013, 13:20   #5
Marine Service Provider

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: On the Go
Boat: Various
Posts: 666
Re: Fishing for food

Take a clean, clear plastic tube, cut off the bottom, cut it in strips and place the hook inside. It looks like a squid, catches plenty dorado, costs nothing when lost pr a baracuda. After losing a couple of lures we learned it was cheaper to buy canned tuna. Then we learned to make homemade lures. Many products come in clear plastic tubes, so save them.
__________________
Janet Groene
JanetGroene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-11-2013, 13:37   #6
Senior Cruiser
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 19,334
Re: Fishing for food

Get Green yellow or blue white rubber squid. Use a large single hook and a weighted head for the lure. Bought separatly not too expensive. Use SS leader at least 3 ft long.
Maybe pull it in at night. Pass close to floating debris in flat water anyway.
__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-11-2013, 14:09   #7
Registered User
 
Multihull's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Europe
Posts: 158
Re: Fishing for food

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott Berg View Post
In my opinion the best book on this is The Cruiser's Handbook of Fishing Paperback
by Scott Bannerot (Author) , Wendy Bannerot (Author)

The Cruiser's Handbook of Fishing: Scott Bannerot, Wendy Bannerot: 9780071427883: Amazon.com: Books

Covers everything in great detail… every boat that fishes should have one on board; we always have two lines in the water (we use 9/0 boat rods with 100# mono and steel leaders). Last trip caught everything from a shark to a sailfish to a tuna to a 43lb Mahi!
I like the book. A lot of information.

Unfortunately it is black and white (at least the Kindle version) and we didn't catch a fish after 3700 miles from Beef Island to Malaga
__________________

__________________
Multihull is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fish, fishing, food

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:32.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.