The Best Way to Plan a Fishing Trip

The Best Way to Plan a Fishing Trip

For many, the unofficial start of summer is Memorial Day, which falls on May 31 this year. While many fishermen plan big fishing trips around the holiday, others make plans around other factors.  Here are a few insights on the best times to go fishing this month and beyond.  Many fishermen like to plan fishing trips around the moon phases. The moon’s influence on the tides in turn seems to have an effect on fish activity, with peak activity being around the new moon and full moon. This May, the new moon falls on May 11, while the full moon is on May 26. Weather plays another factor. The presence of rain, wind, and heat all have an effect on whether certain fish species will be biting or not. Good or bad weather will also definitely affect the fisherman himself while waiting for the fish to bite. Of course, Memorial...
Opah Gear - May 03, 2021
TOP 3 Fish to catch in March 2021 !

TOP 3 Fish to catch in March 2021 !

1. Yellowfin Tuna First choice: LouisianaSecond choice: North Carolina Boats out of Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana, have no trouble intercepting schools of hungry yellowfins this month. Floating oil rigs anchored in 3,000 feet of water out in the Gulf attract many, but the famous Lumps are likely to yield some of the largest tuna. Big-game hunters fishing off North Carolina’s Outer Banks are rewarded with plenty of 40- to 80-pound yellowfins this time of year.    2. Striped Bass First choice: MarylandSecond choice: California Chesapeake Bay, with its various coastal rivers and many feeder creeks, offers stripers plenty of staging areas with mild water temps and a plethora of baitfish and crustaceans for sustenance. In Northern California, the Sacramento Delta and San Francisco Bay also offer striped bass plenty of forage, as well as deep shorelines and underwater structure to congregate around. 3. King Mackerel First choice: FloridaSecond choice: North Carolina The smoker king bite...
Opah Gear - Feb 10, 2021
Opah Was Featured In Pacific Coast Sportfishing Magazine!

Opah Was Featured In Pacific Coast Sportfishing Magazine!

We are honored to be featured in Pacific Coast Sportfishing's October issue this year!  "Pacific Coast Sportfishing is focused on delivering the very best in reading entertainment for saltwater fishing from Alaska to Panama, with a special emphasis on Southern California and Mexico. We cover “how to” techniques for the world’s most diverse and exciting fisheries, along with the tackle, equipment and boats you will need to enjoy the sport to the fullest. We also produce the Sportfishing FESTIVAL, Southern California’s highly acclaimed fishing, tackle and boat show for consumer enthusiasts."    In this month's issue, they shared our story and how we began our company. We are so grateful to be a part of this fishing community. Thank you, Pacific Coast for featuring us!    Read their October issue here. 
Opah Gear - Oct 06, 2020
Don't Miss the Best Fishing Gear Shows in SoCal

Don't Miss the Best Fishing Gear Shows in SoCal

If you are a professional fisherman looking for the latest gear or a Southern Californian looking for a new outdoor hobby, the Fred Hall shows in Long Beach and San Diego are a one-stop-shop for all your fishing and boating needs! Fred Hall Long Beach Long Beach Convention Center300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA, 90802 March 4-8, 2020 Wednesday – Friday | 1:00PM – 9:00PM Saturday | 10:00AM – 8:30PM Sunday | 10:00AM – 7:00PM This year marks the 74th annual Fred Hall Show at the Long Beach Convention Center. This tradeshow is the world’s largest sportfishing show, California’s largest boat show and an international leader in hunting and fishing travel. If you are looking for fishing tackle, boats, marine accessories, free dive and SCUBA diving equipment, air gun ranges, or archery ranges, look no further. Fred Hall Long Beach even can connect you with international fishing and hunting travel planning. With over 400...
Opah Gear - Feb 21, 2020
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