Saturday, October 30, 2010

With such perfect weather I had to make my way down to the beach and do some fishin’

I'd not been down to my favorite spot to catch bait in a while so earlier this week I picked up a few nice littlenecks and some ghost shrimp.

I worked several of my favorite spots up and down HB but only came up with a few palm-sized perch.

Decided to move again to one of my newer spots and had luck catching this bull perch on a ghost shrimp.

The weather over the last few weeks has turned the water over and helped to drop the temp by about 6 degrees. My guess is that fish are beginning to move up and into the local estuaries, bays, etc. where they can find warmer water and more bait. Today I had good bites on clam so that means the perch have begun to forage for them. That always means that the spotfin are not far behind.

So with ships full of Christmas gifts just offshore I know it won’t be long until we’re all into the croakers!

Next week we have some awsome conditions on the way. It looks like we will have a small West swell today, then the surf will flatten out. Each day next week looks to be warm all the way into the weekend. Aligned with this great weather is a flury of good tides for both fishing and making bait. In previous years these types of conditions lead to some great spotfin croaker fishing. For now, I would be looking for them in deep inshore troughs or at the mouth of the local estuaries. The small butter clams are now spawing so clam and ghost shrimp have proven to be the most productive baits. Here's a couple of fish from past years during this month.


Come and be part of our next seminar on November 6, 2010 (next weekend!) at Fisherman's Landing, San Diego. This seminar will be on the back deck of the "Pegasus." It's free and rumor is that everyone will receive a raffel ticket to win a multi day trip out of Fisherman's landing. Go to my site for more details.

Good luck and the tightest lines possible!
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Surf Fishing

Monday, October 18, 2010

Picked up some ghost shrimp at Big Fish and made my way down to the beach. As soon as I got there I knew why my wife had laughed at me as I left. Cool, foggy with sheets of drizzle—just how we love the beach!

No big fish today but a nice bite on both perch and yellowfin croaker. Had the tides been a bit more feverish fishing might have been even better

After this small storm coming our way, it looks like next week may have some great fishing. The water is still very warm, around 66, which is just about the “hottest” it’s been all summer. Today’s surf was flat, punctuated by 2-4’ sets from the south. The long-shore current is still running from South to North and bringing up some warm water. Once we get into the nice tides coming next week we should have some great fishing. Can’t wait to see your reports…

Look for a special announcement about my upcoming surf fishing seminar on Sat. November 6th at Fisherman's Landing, San Diego. Until then I hope you have some good fishing and a great day at the beach!

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