This post will be info I am aware of for fishing from the shore in the Pacific Ocean in San Clemente Ecuador.
This post will also be a request for information / help / insight as to how to catch multiple species of fish and different techiques to do so. If you have any helpful hints, please enter them into the comments section.
Here are 2 types of fish I catch regularly and they are a bit smaller than typical size.
Close up of this kind.
I will call this the barking frog fish until I find its true name. You will understand why I call it this when you watch this video:
I have been catching many, many bagre (catfish). I found it quite funny coming from inland USA and fishing in the ocean and the first 10 fish I catch are catfish. I hope to catch more varieties with different fishing techniques as time goes on. (bagre on left side of this pic.)
Ok, here is how I am currently fishing:
High tide only. I can stand on the rocks right outside my house and fish staying relatively dry. I am not currently wading in the water, as standing on these rocks is getting my gear the appoximate same distance from shore as standing knee deep in the water.
I am using a 1 oz weight about 2.5 feet from a hook. Steel 6″ leader. Hook (no idea what size). 2o lb line. Surf rod and reel (low to fair quality, the brake has already stopped working, making me have to hold onto the reel handle when setting the hook).
I am using shrimp for bait. I cut 1 small to medium sized shrimp in half and send the hook through the side of the shrimp, sometimes maiking the hook go through the shrimp twice by twisting the shrimp around.
I know that using a shrimp will mainly catch me bottom feeding fish. I would like to catch other, larger types of fish, so here is where your suggestions come in to play. Thoughts?
Figuring it out…