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, or a Parent with kid(s) begging to take them fishing. Also, Great for those who do have some experience, and want to learn new methods, techniques, and rigs. The Lessons will sharpen, and build upon existing skills one already possesses; Therefore, making for a more successful fishing adventure.
Lesson #1- Back Bay Basics - Perfect for Beginners, and the Novice, to build a solid foundation.
(Covers both Freshwater, and Saltwater, Basics of Fishing from land, pier, or rock jetty.)
Lesson #2- Surf Fishing Advancements - Builds upon the solid foundation of Lesson #1, and after taking both Lessons, 10 years of knowledge shared.
(Covers various types of live bait gathering, artificial baits and lures, new rigs, and is done from off the sand at the beach. Fishing Licenses Required for anyone 16 years or older. Lesson #8 Covered in Lessons #1 & #2.)
Lesson #3- Boating & Near-Shore Fishing Lesson - I will guide you on your boat, and we will seek after many of the Near-Shore species of fish to be caught.
(Covers most of the Lesson #1 Plan, and is great to learn of new fishing spots which have produced Big Fish in past years. Fishing Licenses Required for anyone 16 years or older. Done inside of the Long Beach Harbor)
Lesson #4- Boating & In-Shore Fishing Lesson - I will guide you on your boat, and we will seek after many of the In-Shore species of fish to be caught.
(Covers Deep Sea Fishing, and Trolling Techniques. Fishing Licenses Required for anyone 16 years or older. Done outside of the Long Beach Harbor in open water.)
Lesson #5- Lobster Lovers Lesson - I will go with you on your boat and teach when, where, and how to catch Lobster. Only available on Saturday or Sunday nights during Lobster Season. (Covers everything from A - Z regarding Hoop Netting. Fishing Licenses Required for anyone 16 years or older, and Lobster Report Cards Required for All. Done inside of the Long Beach Harbor)
Lesson #6- Customized Fishing Lesson - Perfect for Novice, or advanced Anglers, to build upon their existing knowledge. Other Professional Anglers welcome- (Covers whatever the Client is in need of, or wants to learn. This could also be a Review of previous knowledge shared. A Customized Lesson Plan if you will)
Lesson #7- "A BEAR GOES FISHING" - Cub Scout Program Lesson in order to earn the Fishing Belt Loop. (Covers the book requirements to earn the fishing belt loop, only thing that will be left to do is....at the next Den Meeting to draw a picture of a Fish. Held at Mother's Beach in Long Beach)
Lesson #8- Bait Gathering Only Lesson - Learn to catch live smelt, ghost shrimp, sand crabs, and other various kinds live baits- A True Survival Course!
(Covers everything to know about bait selection, and where / how to obtain it. Fishing License Required -2 hrs. Seasonal May- Oct.)
#9 - Specific Species Lesson - Focus majority on trying to catch ONE specific kind of fish.... a type of Customized Lesson
(Covers most of the #1, and #2 Lesson Plans, Live Bait Gathering, and information to build upon existing knowledge. Fishing License Required, and can be either Land -Based or on your Boat.)
#10 - Freshwater Lesson Only..... But that is boring, and FreshWater is for Drinking.... SaltWater is for Fishing.....LOL j/k
(Covers Freshwater Basics at a Local Lake. Fishing License Required, Lake / Park Entrance Fee also. Seasonal for some Species of Fish...inquire for more info.)
Birthday Parties / Group Lessons Available
Gift Certificates Available
Basic On-Shore / In-Shore Saltwater Fishing Skills.
Learn how to catch and use various types of Live Bait.
Learn how to tie effective knots.
Learn general fish anatomy.
How to read a location, and find fish.
Learn how to Cast using different sizes, and types, of equipment.
Surf Fishing Lessons - Learn the surf zones, and which types of fish are commonly found in the different zones.
How to use Artificial Baits and Lures.
Location Specifics: Rock Jettys, Piers, Beaches, Lakes, and Back Bays.
How to clean, and care for equipment.
The 3 ways to prepare fish for consumption if we catch a fish that can be kept.
2 approaches taught towards fishing - #1 The Survival Approach & #2 The Scientific Approach
Become a PRO after 2 Lessons !
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.
Lesson #8 is a 2 hour, seasonal, live bait gathering lesson only. "A True Survival Course !" Clients will also receive a brand new rigged umbrella dip net which is used to catch many kinds of bait. (Lesson #8 is also taught in both of: Lesson #1 & Lesson #2)