Surf fishing this last week was nothing less than excellent. Sand crabs are everywhere along the coast and have really ignited the bite. Over the winter we had fantastic (which seems an understatement) surfperch fishing. Some of the biggest perch ever caught seemed everywhere from Ventura to Orange County. Now the yellowfin and spotfin croaker have filled in from Long Beach to Newport and the bite is on!
Smaller surf this week made for some great conditions. I first started by going down to my favorite mud hole and picked up some ghost shrimp. The next morning I put my crab rake in the car and headed down to the beach.
Sand crabs were everywhere and in all sizes and hardness. Tons of bait in two minutes and it’s off to fishing.
First bait, a nice perch