Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy Surf Fishing New Year!!

As 2007 winds down the weather is cold, the sea windy and the surf crashing upon the shore.

But who cares! I'm still going fishing anyway! And why you ask? Because it's fun and I only have a couple more days left before I need to fork out the cash for a new license. I'm planning on squeezing every stinkin' bit of fishing I can in the last few days.

Earlier this week the waves were tame and the seas flat--but everything is subject to change without notice!

The week had a wide range of conditions from smooth glassy seas to wind and surf. Early in the week the surf began to build through Christmas and has not tapered off. On "Swell Watch" the prediction is for the surf to subside today and be in the perfect range for fishing Monday through Friday of next week.

Take a look at the web cams and "Swell Watch" on my web page to keep in touch with the conditions.

Tons of small perch like this mean the big ones are coming!

This week we concentrated on live baits using lug worms, mussel and sidewinder crabs to catch fish. In all, the bite was very slow because of the large surf and surge--but as the surf calms down the bite will improve.

Watch the tides this week and try to fish the high and low tides swings. Make sure your in areas where the water is moving, especially those adjacent to areas of no water movement. As with last week don't be surprised if you catch perch, spotfin and yellowfin croaker or a corbina--that's just how good it's been.

This is one of the biggest Walleye Perch I've ever seen.

If you want to learn more about light-line surf fishing be sure to keep your eye on for dates and times of upcoming seminars.

In the meantime have a great and safe New Year, buy that new license, and get on down to the beach for some great local surf fishing!

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