Saturday, October 10, 2009

After being away from the beach in the backwoods of Colorado, I was really jones’n to get on down to the beach and do some surf fishing. The weather was beautiful with a bit of fog and no wind. Small surf and just a few surfers awaited me.

I had made bait the day before and had a nice selection of ghost shrimp, littleneck clams and mussel.

The surf was small so I downsized to a 1/2oz slider on my Carolina rig and pitched a shrimp into the surf. In no time I was on with this nice perch--One of several who couldn’t seem to resist the ghost shrimp.

Between a few shovelnose sharks I landed a couple small leopard sharks. I love these small guys because they always seem to jump once or twice during the fight.

Some time passed between the action and I’m always reminded to be patient and wait for the bite. This time I got slammed hard and I knew I was on to a nice fish. It’s good to see that there’s a few corbina left now that summer’s over.

The water is still warm locally with a slight south swell still pushing clean warm water up the coast. It's hard to know what will happen this week with the coming storms. If we don't have a total blow out we may have some great fishing because of next week's great tides.

Now's the time to get down there and catch the last sand crabs and corbina before winter sets in. I'll be looking for them all next week and hope to see you down there too!!

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