This morning was one of the warmest in the last month. The Huntington Beach marathon was in full swing and there was no reason to go anywhere near the HB pier--so we headed south.
The crowds were at home getting ready for the big game--so it wasn't crowded for a change. Had a good bite on 7-13inch perch and caught a beautiful spotfin croaker who took me for a ride. As predicted the surf was much smaller with glassy conditions. The water has turned over a bit and has a way to go before it cleans up.
The small 1 1/2inch grub coated with hot sause and the clauser minnow fly worked well today to attract fish. This upcoming week will have some great tides and tame surf until later in the week when a strong Pacific storm will race ashore. Look for a break in the action next weekend as conditions and tides will begin to improve near the middle of this month.
As I've said so many times before: "Don't wait another minute to get down there!"