Tackle & Equipment
Rod: 6-6 1/2 foot medium to heavy trolling rod with roller tip
Reel: 4/0 to 6/0 sized reel filled with at least 300 yards of 50 to 80 lb monofilament line
Lure & Bait
Live anchovies, 3 to 4 inches long (preferred)
Or, 4-10 oz. jig with chrome-plated or abalone-pearl head and natural feather or vinyl skirt
Hooks: 4/0 to 6/0
For beginners, check out commercial fishing trip operators at Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz, or Monterey. Trips range from $75-100 for 4:00am to 5:00pm excursions, including equipment and 1 day fishing licences.