Friday, May 21, 2010

Last weekend we packed up the car and headed south to camp, fish and surf at San Elijo State Beach in beautiful San Diego County. Camping reservations are hard to get here. You’re allowed to pick a spot seven months in advance. Seven months ago every site was sold out in 20 minutes!

When we arrived the weather was overcast with a small southwest swell. We set up camp and went down to the beach to find some bait. It was medium tide and as the waves washed up over the beach you could see a bed of crabs every hundred feet or so. After a few minutes of collecting we had a great selection of soft crabs.

We wandered down the beach until we found the inlet and walked up to its rocks to collect a few sidewinder crabs for bait.

Over the next couple of days we had a great bite on perch in the 8-12” range. Nothing too big but steady business…

A shark or two.

And even a sand bass. What the heck! Where did this guy come from.

What a beautiful beach and great place for the family. I even saw a nice corbina in the shallows that had way too many sand crabs to choose from. All in all, a great time except for the campers next door who broke out into a drunken frenzy at 3am.

Oh well, so much for the serenity of nature!

I've been down to the beach in North OC this week looking for bait and fishing. On both Thursday and Friday the wind came up and turned over the water. The good news is the water is still warm but it's awfully green.

This weekend predicts cooler weather and the possiblity of showers. Hopefully, once we get past the predicted wind from this upcoming storm we will finally be on our way to summer.

Even with the cooler weather still getting great reports of the occasional corbina, spotfin and halibut being caught.

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