Long Beach California Fishing Lessons
Michael "Corbina King" Reynolds
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Licensed Guide and Bonded
Guide ID# 1000384
Michael first got the idea of when he volunteered to take his son's Cub Scout Den to earn their Fishing Belt Loop. Each Cub brought a parent and the Den Leader also came. The boys had so much fun and the lessons were a success.
Michael has over 25 years of experience in fishing. Licensed and bonded with the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW). He has been guiding and teaching fishing for over 5 years. Whether it would be helping a first timer getting the basics down or an experienced angler learning new ways and improving their skills, he loves to share and pass on his knowledge for fishing. His reward and satisfaction are when he sees you become successful at catching and landing a fish. Whether it be on the pier, jetty, surf or on a boat, spending some time with Michael will create memories that will last a lifetime.
Michael is very patient and *kid safe and has two sons of his own. He used to be highly involved in Cub Scouts as a Webelos Den Leader as well.
*Kids must be at least 5 years old and you as the parent are responsible for your kid(s) at all times.
"Buy a Man a Fish and he will eat for a day, but Teach a Man to Fish and he will eat for the rest of his Life" -Chinese Proverb
To offer a rewarding experience in the ancient art of fishing in its most modern and enjoyable forms. Clients will engage in many enlightening activities that can be shared with friends and family while they learn one of mankind's classic methods of survival. The main goal is to increase the percentage of anglers who catch 90% of the fish to well beyond the current 10%. To this end, a single guided lesson is designed to impart the skills a client would otherwise need years to acquire
Learn 10 Years of Knowledge in Two Lessons!
WITH 99% SUCCESS RATE, WE WILL GET A BITE!
ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED AND NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED*
Great for beginners and for an outing for a Parent with kid(s) begging to take them fishing. Also if you do have experience with fishing and want to learn more or sharpen your skills.
Lesson #1- Back Bay Basics- Perfect for Beginners to build a strong foundation. (Covers both fresh and Saltwater)
Lesson #2- Surf Fishing Advancements - Build upon the foundation of Lesson #1, and after taking both Lessons, 10 years of knowledge shared.
Lesson #3- Boating & Fishing Skills- I will go with you on your boat and we will seek after many of the In-Shore species of fish to be caught.
Lesson #4- Lobster Lovers- I will go with you on your boat and teach when, where, how to catch Lobster.
Lesson #5- Hybrid Lessons- Perfect for Novice, or advanced Anglers to build upon their existing knowledge.
Lesson #6- Pier Hybrid Lessons- Lesson #1 agenda and Lesson #4 agenda covered from off a Pier opposed to off a boat- (for non boat owners).
Lesson #7- A BEAR GOES FISHING - Cub Scout Program Lesson.
Lesson #8- Bait Gathering Only - Learn to catch live smelt, ghost shrimp, sandcrabs, and other various baits- A True Survival Course!
#9 -Specific Species Lesson - Focus majority on trying to catch a specific kind of fish.
#10 - Freshwater Lesson Only.
Gift Certificates Available
Basic On-Shore / In-Shore Saltwater Fishing Skills
Learn how to catch and use various types of Live Bait.
Ghost Shrimp, Sand Crabs, Mussels, Worms, Clams, Live Fin Bait
Which Species eat those types of Baits?
Learn how to tie effective knots.
Learn to identify fish species.
How to read a location and find fish.
Learn how to Cast.
Surf Fishing Lessons* - Learn the surf zones and types of fish are in that zone.
How to use Artificial Baits and Lures.
Location Specific: Rock Jetty, Pier and Back Bay*.
Customized Lessons: If there is something specific you want to learn or target a specific fish then we can concentrate on that ONE. Please inquire
Lobster Guiding on your own boat. Seasonal Only. Please Inquire
Group Lessons - Please call and ask for details and availability.
LESSON BREAK DOWN OUTLINE:
First, we meet and greet at a public place. We then go catch our own live bait and then off to a location where we will set up to fish (A location we recently have had the most success at, which in turn, will increase our chances to catch a fish).
Scouting out for a new fishing location is sometimes done if the first fishing location is closed, overcrowded, and/or if there are no signs of life, no fish activity, or no bites. It will then be time to pack up, move, and relocate. This is a rare occurrence, but it does sometimes happen.
Lessons start with a discussion of various topics including; The two approaches I take towards Fishing 1)- A Survival Approach 2)- A Scientific Approach, the Various Rules and Laws of Fishing, and a brief Q&A to get to know each other to fully understand how to best help, and serve, my clients.
*No fishing license required for pier, at some rock jetty locations, or the full lesson can be done by Demonstrations Only. Surf fishing, Back Bay fishing, and Boat fishing lessons require all involved to have a valid fishing license from the Department Fish and Wildlife (DFW) which can be purchased online (below) or at various Sporting Goods Stores, Sport Fishing Landings, and some Walmarts even sell them in their Sporting Goods Section. A fishing license is required for any person 16 years of age, or older, and are valid from January 1ST thru December 31ST every year.
TYPES OF FISHING
Learn to catch your own Live Bait!
Learn which species of fish eat those types of baits.
Special #4 (see rates in 'book now' page) 2 hour live bait gathering lesson will come with a brand new rigged dip net.