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Old 08-12-2008, 03:20 PM
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I would say San Diego for warm water fishing or Santa Cruz for cold water fishing. Have a look at the web forums: www.coastsidefishingclub.com and www.capitolaboatandbait.com or www.baysidemarinesc.com
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:18 AM
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SD or South Orange County (south of where the 405 and 5 fwys meet) would be my recommendation.

It's only an hour tow down to Mission Bay or San Diego Harbor, 40-minutes or so to Oceanside Harbor, and Dana Point Harbor would match up nicely with your 15-minute tow to the harbor criteria (plus it's less than 5-minutes to open water from the DPH ramp). It also puts you about half-way between the Marina Del Rey and San Diego harbors, giving you plenty of options for ports to launch from within anywhere from 15-20 minutes to 1 hr tow (depending on traffic of course).

That gives you quick access to the best fishing spots in SD, OC, and a significantly shorter run out to Catalina.

Housing costs are about the same, and OC is more heavily tech loaded (I think) which means your prospects of finding an IT job locally are a bit better.

One distinct advantage to SD for the boater is that their ramps are free, although with the exception of Oceanside, most do not have provision for flushing your motor or doing the quick washdown, and (also with the exception of Oceanside) the run out to open water is much longer than Dana Point. OC launch ramps run anywhere from $5/day to $15/day. There also tends to be less theft at the OC ramps then the SD ramps.

I've lived in both SD and OC (currently OC) and both are great places to live, but SD has changed a lot over the past 20-yrs or so, particularly the North County, so I favor OC.

In either case, now is a good time as housing prices are considerably more realistic then they were a couple of years back and there are SOME signs that the market is at or near bottom now.

Good luck!
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:48 AM
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Ha Ha!...

I love Fishing.And i am afraid of water not much because i had gone a trip to a holiday inns and we had enjoyed a lot there and afternoon after lunch we had above to go to boating and all of our friends had went near it.

And we had entered in the boat, One of my friends had fall into the water and the place in midst and we cant find him any more he knows swimming very well in our friend but we
had lost our friend...

From that time onwards i play in water but carefully...

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Old 08-16-2008, 09:08 PM
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I've lived in SF, The OC and now (again) SD. No better place than SD-weather, fishing, lifestyle and lots of beautiful women make it the place to live for a guy in your siutation.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:48 AM
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If fishing/weather are high on your list San Diego is it. Check out reports at bloodydecks.com or sportfishingreport.com. I was out yesterday fishing the pourpoise schools for beautiful Yellowfin. (12 miles from the beach) We Have been having a great season and it is just getting better. How about catching Albacore, Bluefin, Yellowfin, Yellowtail and Darado on the same day off the same paddy. Oh, and throw in some Marlin and Swordies, Makos, Threshers. You get the picture. Good luck
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:44 PM
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JUSTINTIME - 6/27/2008 5:53 PM


santa cruz is very inland and tons of fog, cold most of the year
All great info, but Santa Cruz is STILL on the coast (last time I checked, anyway).
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:53 PM
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Looks like I'm getting in here a little late... Uncle Sam brought me to San Deigo and I have never left... Been in about 35 of our 50 states and around the world 3.5times... I would say if you love to fish you want to be as far south as you can be... This will allow you to be one of the first to catch tuna, dorado etc. when the season hits... You can make runs down into Mexican waters and run north or trailer your boat as you see fit... I also can leave SD and be in San Felipe MX to fish the Sea of Cortez when ever I want... We are 2hrs from snow skiing in Big Bear, 5hrs from Mammoth mountain, 1.25hrs from the desert, 2.5hrs from the Colorado River and 2hrs from Glamis... The reason home prices are so damn expensive here is because this is a highly desirable place to live... Whatever you buy here today I will promise you will only increase in value over the next 3-5+years... Buy land, haven't you heard their not making it anymore...lol

Good luck with your decision...
Traffic here in SD is still pretty decent so long as you are not off of the 15, or making long commutes on the 5/805...
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:38 PM
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From the size of your boat I'd say OC would be fine, particularly south OC. Quick tow to Oceanside, maybe an hour and a half to Mission Bay or SD harbor and you're on your way. Oceanside and Dana Point harbors are the quickest in and out. Mission Bay (in SD) would be the next quickest.



oops.....I see I posted a similar response back in Aug!
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:13 PM
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rockeyraj - 8/14/2008 5:48 AM

Ha Ha!...

I love Fishing.And i am afraid of water not much because i had gone a trip to a holiday inns and we had enjoyed a lot there and afternoon after lunch we had above to go to boating and all of our friends had went near it.

And we had entered in the boat, One of my friends had fall into the water and the place in midst and we cant find him any more he knows swimming very well in our friend but we
had lost our friend...

From that time onwards i play in water but carefully...

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Old 11-30-2008, 03:19 PM
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desertracer - 10/21/2008 8:53 PM

I would say if you love to fish you want to be as far south as you can be... This will allow you to be one of the first to catch tuna, dorado etc. when the season hits... You can make runs down into Mexican waters and run north or trailer your boat as you see fit... I also can leave SD and be in San Felipe MX to fish the Sea of Cortez when ever I want...
This one is on the mark. Look at a map of world currents and you'll see why fishing as far south as you can get makes sense. From San Diego it just keeps getting better the further you go south.

If you can stand San Francisco, you aren't interested in girls.

The South Bay beaches in Los Angeles have the most beautiful women. In Venice and Santa Monica, you can't be sure they are women...

If you have any guns, leave them where you're coming from. I left California partly because of their insane gun laws. I figure if you're going to live under those kind of restrictions, you might as well take up residence in La Paz.

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Old 11-30-2008, 11:04 PM
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SD! We just got done grilling lobster and clams we caught this weekend - under perfect weather conditions, shorts and tee shirts ....and it's almost December.
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