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How to Clean and Lube Your Reel


For saltwater and freshwater anglers alike, the winter months usually signal a slowing down in fishing. In Southern California, anglers must endure a two-month closure for rockfish (sebastes family of fish) and the water is too cold for most of the “exotics.” Many of the boats are off the water and use this time for their annual maintenance and Coast Guard inspections. For anglers, now is also a good time to do some gear maintenance. In this video, Jason Sealock of Wired2Fish walks us through how to clean and lube a bait caster reel.

Joe is an avid saltwater angler. He grew up in Washington State on the south end of Puget Sound where he first started fishing as a boy catching perch, flounder, rockfish, and occasionally salmon. Today, Joe lives in Southern California where he fishes off beaches and jetties, kayaks, and sportfishing boats. Joe writes about his saltwater adventures in the SoCal Salty blog, and for Western Outdoor News.