Benjie Kim’s Light Line Surf Fishing Secrets

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Benjie with his legal white seabass from shore. Source: Benjie Kim Fishing

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Today on the podcast we have Benjie Kim from Benjie Kim Fishing on YouTube. He’s an up-and-coming light-line focused YouTuber who’s recently been catching good-size White Seabass from shore using his trusty Lucky Craft.

If you’re interested in light-line surf fishing then this episode is for you! Benjie covers who got him inspired to start, what he’s caught, and how you can get started today.

In this podcast, we cover:

0:53: How Benjie started fishing with his Uncle and cousins. How he lost some of his drive to fish, but then started to find it later in life.

2:42: What it’s like growing up as a Preacher’s child.

4:38: Finding his love of surf fishing.

6:10: How his wife stuck with her entrepreneurial endeavor and how it’s allowed him more time to fish. How he’s exploring YouTube as a way to make a living.

10:18: What Benjie has learned while surf fishing. Why he loves surf fishing so much.

14:28: All about California Surf Anglers Facebook Group that’s help him get better at surf fishing. Now he’s a moderator.

18:53: Some of Benjie’s favorite surf fishing rigs for a variety of fish.

24:34: Why California Halibut has brought out his competitive side.

27:21: What it’s like catching a white seabass from the surf.

34:22: Lessons-learned from starting a YouTube channel. Are there haters or has it been pretty easy?

38:03: How do you differentiate yourself from all the other fishing YouTubers out there?’

44:37: What it’s like diving Baja versus Southern California.

45:09: What’s Benjie’s favorite fishing resources. Check out the Bill Varney book on light line surf fishing.

End: Why does Benjie fish?

Make sure you check out Benjie’s content:

The Anglers Behind This Article:

Jon Stenstrom
Founder & Angler

Aubrey Cayanan

Johanes Godoy
Fishing Editor

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Jon Stenstrom
Founder & Angler
Jon Stenstrom is a fishing and spearfishing enthusiast. He's been fishing since he was 5 years old in the backcountry of Yosemite for trout and in the surf near his home in SoCal. Over the past 4 years, he's been spearfishing up and down the coast of California. He started Cast and Spear to help inspire others to get outside and chase their dream fish. Notable catches include spearing a 65-pound white sea bass, large grouper, and yellowtail down in Baja. When he's not in the water, he's usually fishing from his Gregor Baja aluminum boat or inflatable Takacat catamaran.
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