Santa Barbara Sportfishing Tackle Choices

best tackle for deep sea fishing in Santa BarbaraTony Vultaggio is not only an excellent sport fishing charter captain, he is a professional commercial fisherman. Naturally, he knows his fishing tackle and provides his guests with the rods, reels, line and bait needed to make their deep sea fishing adventure a great one. Below is information about his choices.

Santa Barbara Sportfishing Tackle We Use

Rods and Reels: Tony is a fan of Shimano rods and reels. Shimano has been around for nearly a century and is the choice for many pros.

Line: We use Berkley braided Spiderwire or PowerPro braided line for fishing the coast and Channel Islands. Spiderwire and PowerPro line are known for their strength and ease of use for both seasoned or new sport fishers.

Hooks and Lures: You’ll be catching your fish using Gamakatsu hooks and Rapala lures.

Bait: Tony uses a variety of bait including:

  • Fresh Squid
  • Anchovy (usually live)
  • Mackerel (live)
  • Sardines (live)

If you have your own equipment, let Tony know when you book your fishing charter.

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