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Old 07-24-2013, 05:11 PM
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Default Bay Area Surf fishing

Checked off a few things on the honey do list so I headed out for a surf fishing session this morning.
Great choice.

There were lots of willing participants
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a couple of doubles
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and some nice size fish
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:22 PM
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Were you in the bay or on the coast? I have always been interested in surf fishing but the waves intimidate me a bit. The bay has been calling my name because its so much more calm.
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Were you in the bay or on the coast? I have always been interested in surf fishing but the waves intimidate me a bit. The bay has been calling my name because its so much more calm.
I was fishing the coast in the Bay area.
The waves can make it interesting.
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Those are some nice perch. It looks like you had a very good day out there.

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Default Re: Bay Area Surf fishing

I love Old Florida Reels! Hard to find anymore. I've been fascinated about surf perch since reading an article on them in Fly Fishing in Saltwaters years ago.

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I love Old Florida Reels! Hard to find anymore. I've been fascinated about surf perch since reading an article on them in Fly Fishing in Saltwaters years ago.
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Default Re: Bay Area Surf fishing

I live in Sacramento and really want to start Surf fishing. When I was young I spent a lot of time on the coast as my father was a part time commercial fisherman out of Bodega Bay. Seeing your surf perch brings back good memories.

So when surf fishing are you using a 9' rod, switch, spay or?
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I mostly use a 9' 7 WT.

I have a 7 weight James Green fiberglass switch rod in the works that should be a sweet surf rod.
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I love Old Florida Reels! Hard to find anymore. I've been fascinated about surf perch since reading an article on them in Fly Fishing in Saltwaters years ago.

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I love Old Florida Reels! Hard to find anymore. I've been fascinated about surf perch since reading an article on them in Fly Fishing in Saltwaters years ago.
They require some extra care when used in these conditions, sand can be a problem. I try to carry extra water in case it needs a flushing out. Newer reels seem to be much less temperamental.
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