So I plan to go to Whittier and beach launch my little 15ft Zodiac and putz around there in Passage Canal with the wife and kids provided the weather is good. Thing is that I don’t yet have enough confidence in my gear and skills to head out of Whittier bay at all, and just want to stay in close and within sight of the harbor, play around and try out some of our new gear and just figure stuff out. I wouldn’t even be going past Emerald Island for this first trip.
My question is if there are any bottom fish to be caught that close in? Understand that I am not looking to score a limit of anything, or any big monsters. Just any old stupid fish will be just fine, as its all for the kids anyway and they don’t care what it is…. Also, I don’t have a fish/depth finder so I know that I am at a serious disadvantage there.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated regarding possible locations in the bay or on suggested tackle.
Thanks in advance for the help!