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650flyguy 08-11-2013 07:23 PM

North of Santa Cruz sand session
 
Today my family spent some beach time north of Santa Cruz.
The wind was fierce, the waves were breaking right up close and it was mid day - not ideal conditions.
I choose to backhand cast in order not to introduce my shooting head to the back of my head.
Unfortunately, after my second hook up, my reel decided to convert to righthand wind.
After untangling a nice mess, I half hitched the line around the reel foot and was content to fish 60' of line and hope I would be able to unhitch the line quickly if a striper decided to grab a fly.
The day turned out well, I managed to find a couple of holes and catch a nice variety of perch.

walleye surf perch
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...ps97f2c1a5.jpg
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9a67c2f7.jpg
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...psb6ab0783.jpg
barred perch
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...ps46ca0b1f.jpg
a calico
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9e13db10.jpg
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...ps18e074f6.jpg
barred perch
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...pse3e337e0.jpg
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...psa7e92e29.jpg

mcnerney 08-11-2013 08:23 PM

Re: North of Santa Cruz sand session
 
Beautiful looking fish, congrats!

carnivorousnw 08-13-2013 12:47 AM

Re: North of Santa Cruz sand session
 
Nice fishing. Were you by Wilder Ranch or closer to Davenport or Pigeon point lighthouse?

fredaevans 08-13-2013 04:34 AM

Re: North of Santa Cruz sand session
 
Looks like you had a lot of fun!

von behr 08-18-2013 01:48 PM

Re: North of Santa Cruz sand session
 
Nice fish! I'm glad you were able to salvage your rigging and keep on fishing. The results certainly look like they were worth the effort.

-VB :):)


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