Saturday, April 12, 2008

This week's beach weather ranged from sunny and calm to windy and rough.

And although we had some wind and waves the sea temps continue to rise and good fishing is even going to get better.

It's easier everyday to find areas of crabs. Your best time for collecting is during high tide and its important to look for areas of soft sand with no shells or rocks. Dig here at high tide from the top of where the wave ends to about knee deep and you'll find crabs. It's good to keep them in a plastic container with a small piece of kelp on top of them. Be sure not to keep them in water or the fridge as they will die. Crabs will last about 3 days in your garage at 60degrees.

Had the pleasure of fishing with Team 57 on Sunday. I pre-fished all of central Orange County on Sat--and after battling the wind and fog found a good bite on perch and a 16" corbina. Sand crabs on the carolina rig were working best that trip.

Sunday we met and had a great time catching walleye, barred and buttermouth perch. The conditions were great in the early morning but the fish were lip-locked. By 11am the bite went wide open as the high tide was over and water began moving offshore.

All of our fish were caught on the carolina rig. We used mussel, sand crabs, lug worms and grubs for bait. Had to leave around 12:30 with fish still biting full speed. Thanks Team 57 for a great time!


Well, this weekend is going to give us some ok tides but some great weather for fishing and for helping the water to warm up. The swell is small (check it out at: and click on live cams) and the winds will be light so this will help the water to warm and clear up.

We have some great tides coming up later this week and into next weekend. A good time to fish for corbina and croaker will be as the high tide is coming up--And a good time to fish for perch is as the tide is dropping away from high.

Thanks to all the folks who came to my "Introduction to light-line surf fishing" seminar at Savon Tackle in Santa Fe Springs.

Do you have a favorite Tackle Shop or Fishing Club you'd like me to speak at? Let me know...

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