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1 Greetings From HB on Mon May 16, 2016 12:08 pm

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Hello forum members. My name is John and I live in Huntington Beach. Just wanted to introduce myself after joining and learning so much from reading through the forums. I used to be an avid light line surf fishing enthusiast as well as local park bass fisher along with my nephew. Since my nephew has grown up and has replaced fishing for fish to fishing for females, my fishing has dropped off to almost none.

I've always wanted to try tube fishing the local bays or the mountain lakes I see on my camping trips. With the recent Sports Chalet closures and resulting discounts, I came across a Fish Cat 4 Deluxe LCS and went for it. I'm slowly beginning to outfit the tube but I've yet to take it out on it's maiden voyage. I would like to test drive it this coming weekend at Hume Lake where I'll be camping with the family.

Since it appears I'm now all alone in my tube fishing adventures, I'm dealing with a certain bit of apprehension. Can I handle the currents? Do I need better flippers? Do I need an anchor? And a billion other questions are rearing up. I know I just have to take the plunge and stay within my limits, until the confidence builds. Hopefully soon I'll be able to take on the currents I keep reading about at Huntington Harbor, which is my closest tubing fishery.

Thank you all for sharing your wisdom and experiences.

2 Re: Greetings From HB on Mon May 16, 2016 2:37 pm

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Welcome to the forum. Great tube you found.
Just jump in the water, meet up with other tubers, and use the equipment you like. You will soon figure out what works for you.


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3 Re: Greetings From HB on Mon May 16, 2016 2:52 pm

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Welcome John, good to have you aboard....I try and fish NPH every wednesday, so if you wanna come out, let me know and we can meet up...i go usually after work at around 5ish...till lke 8-9ish...

Hume lake looks like fun...good luck out there, hope you get on them....shoot us a report of how it went...

and as you go you will get more comfortable like you said....

also, the 28th we have SALT vs Fresh..gathering...check it out...

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4 Re: Greetings From HB on Mon May 16, 2016 7:40 pm

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Welcome aboard. I must warn you that your home harbor isn't the ideal place to do maiden voyages. Many of us know of its strong currents and experienced them first hand. If you do plan on going,I suggest not crossing the major channels until you are comfortable kicking for prolonged periods of time. With boat traffic, current and wind, a 5 minute crossing can take much much longer. Hh isnt as popular as nph, but it does produce well if you take the time to learn it...so I've been told of course. Good luck out there and hope to hear some reports soon!

5 Re: Greetings From HB on Tue May 17, 2016 6:09 am

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Welcome to the forum. Always glad to have new members.

Caution and common sense are always good. But I think that you'll find float tubing isn't nearly as 'scary' as it seems to the uninitiated. Once you start fishing from a tube you'll fall in love with it.

Remember, you can fish many of the same places that a boat can. But there are many places that you will have access to that a boat does not. That's the real beauty of tubing. Those weedy places or shallow inlets that you just know are fishy now become accessible. And tubing doesn't spook the fish either.

So get out there and fish!

6 Re: Greetings From HB on Tue May 17, 2016 8:17 am

GT

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Welcome aboard John.............as u have read, tubing is fishing from your LazyBoy.........If u venture to the Sierras u will want to take your tube. Have a great time at the lake with the family...........GT

7 Re: Greetings From HB on Tue May 17, 2016 10:28 pm

ghodaddyyo


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Thanks everyone, can't wait. Just got my CastMate Rod Holders today! Also picked up a FishHunter Pro which is a castable sonar that I figured would be easier than rigging up a traditional sonar unit. I can tether it to my tube or cast it out on a rod. I just need to get out on the waters, preferably an easy spot to get my feet wet.

8 Re: Greetings From HB on Wed May 18, 2016 6:44 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Thanks everyone, can't wait. Just got my CastMate Rod Holders today! Also picked up a FishHunter Pro which is a castable sonar that I figured would be easier than rigging up a traditional sonar unit. I can tether it to my tube or cast it out on a rod. I just need to get out on the waters, preferably an easy spot to get my feet wet.

I really hope you write up a report on the FishHunterPro.
Those ultra portable units look cool to me.


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