Sunday, September 13, 2009


Hot weather sent me to the beach on Wed to pick up some bait and get ready for a bit of surf fishing on Thursday. It has been a bit harder to slurp ghost shrimp from my favorite spot ever since I saw the two groups of guys one day with over 200 shrimp each. I know they can’t be using them for bait so they must be selling them. What a real shame it is for people like this to deplete the resource for their own gain. The amount I saw in one day would equal all I might take in 2 years—shame on you poachers!

The weather was a bit overcast in the morning with a bit of wind but in no time the sun came out and it was a beautiful day at the beach.

Fishing has been slower this summer than any summer I can remember—and I’m not sure exactly why but it must be the big water temp changes we have seen with water going from the 60’s to the 70’s to the 60’s back to the 70’s. Started out at one spot that’s been producing at the right tide and had a bit of luck on some nice perch using the shrimp and Carolina rig.

When the people factor grew it was time to leave and try another spot that’s always been good on a rising high tide. Had a nice pick of yellowfin croaker and a few aquarium size leopard sharks. Before long it was time to go home and get ready for an offshore trip.

Took my BayRunner out of Mission Bay and headed south to the 425—found good fishing for 3 yellowfin, 3 dorado and one yellowtail. Always glad to be back on dry land--so after cleaning fish this weekend it’s back to the surf on Monday…














We have closed the registration for the Sept. 19th on the beach surf seminar. I'm working on another date in early October so stay tuned to http://www.fishthesurf.com/ 's front page. Look forward to seeing everyone this weekend!!!



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