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    Default Fishing the CA surf

    Found a few surf perch last weekend between the foul weather.


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    Nice looking fish! Thanks for posting!
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    Default Re: Fishing the CA surf

    Calico's right?....Looks to be N. of SF?...I used to fish the coast from HMB south... Sometimes as far north as devils slide area.All the cool little remote beaches...Nobody ever on 'em, and tons of Bar pearch, very willing to eat a fly I might add...Nice fish...
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    I was fishing in Humboldt County.

    Mostly get into redtail surf perch up there. Sometimes there is a surprise or 2.



    They make for fun fishing.

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    Hi Stan,

    I just spotted this, nice fish you've got there. Maybe someday we will move either down toward Homer or over to Kodiak or Dillingham so we would be clooser to the salt. Where I live now I'm only a few minutes from Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet but the water is almost always too turbid to fish. I like casting in the surf,

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    Must be more Northern California. When I lived in Sand Diego and Oceanside I got Calico Bass but I never saw a Surf Perch. Must be a more Northern species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    Must be more Northern California. When I lived in Sand Diego and Oceanside I got Calico Bass but I never saw a Surf Perch. Must be a more Northern species.
    They should be there Dan, I grew up perch fishing in So CA.
    I spend some time each year perch fishing in San Diego Co.
    If you are interested check out this forum for some pointers

    Surf Fishing in Southern California - SC Surf Fishing

    Any chance you fish the Bay (SD)?
    I am planning to fish it this month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    Hi Stan,

    I just spotted this, nice fish you've got there. Maybe someday we will move either down toward Homer or over to Kodiak or Dillingham so we would be clooser to the salt. Where I live now I'm only a few minutes from Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet but the water is almost always too turbid to fish. I like casting in the surf,

    Ard
    Thanks Ard! I am committed to fishing the surf (maybe should be committed for fishing the surf). I have no knowledge about the surf fishing in Alaska, now you have me wondering. In CA the CA halibut come in the shallows to spawn, any chance halibut do the same up there?

    Also, do you have perch?

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    Hey flyguy nice perch, what flys are you using?

    Rick

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    I doubt I will be fishing there again anytime soon. I fished the freshwater more than the salt when I lived there but I never got one of them. I scuba dived a whole lot there and never saw one either. They might be there but I don't think they are as common down there as they are farther North.

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    I've caught many barred surf perch at the Silver Strand, Torrey Pines, Carlsbad and a bunch of other beaches in San Diego. Surf is the operative word. It's rare to find them in the deep or calm. They're common wherever their main food source, the mole crab is found. Fliflicker.com is also another good source of info for SD area.

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