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    Default Some California central coast surf fishing...

    Posted this in the Pacific southwest forum but figured a lot of people probably don't go there.

    Thanks to the help here and the great advice received at the California Fly Shop in San Francisco, I was able to fish a little bit during my Honeymoon back in september and I had a LOT of fun learning how to fly fish the surf!! And to my surprise, I even had a little success! I fished a total of 4 hours spread on 4 outings and two spots and I caught a number of three fish totaling three species. Very happy considering it was my first time surffishing and I had no coach!! It was though, the waves were pretty big... But I had a lot of fun!

    (you don't need to catch fish to enjoy yourself down there, the scenery and the oceam is more than inspiring!)





    California Halibut small one


    Walleye surfperch


    Barred surfperch


    We also saw quite a few beautiful streams that seemed trouty enough, but they were closed to fishing... Trying to reestablish stealheads if I'm not mistaken.





    Wee stealhead trout
    Nicholas Bertrand
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    Great shots! The surf seems so intimidating to me. Put me in a river and I get it....out in the giant ocean, I'm lost.
    Less likey, more green dots
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    Default Re: Some California central coast surf fishing...

    Quote Originally Posted by brookfieldangler View Post
    ....out in the giant ocean, I'm lost.
    and that is the beauty of surf fishing!! I felt so small! The feeling is non describable!
    Nicholas Bertrand
    ''Many go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.''

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    Great report and photos ! Are you maybe along the coast in Marin County in that first photo ?

    Holy Mackerel !
    Kingfish

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    Default Re: Some California central coast surf fishing...

    Nir, if you were in Big Sur, that area is currently burning (approx 600 acres by now) right near the river. Google "big sur fire" for the news. Wildfires in Dec... Amazing...

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    Love it!
    That's one of the things I want to do...Fly Fish the SURF!!!
    Right on!

    And congratulations looks like you had an incredible honeymoon!

    Aloha!

    Roland

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    Default Re: Some California central coast surf fishing...

    Quote Originally Posted by mikel View Post
    Nir, if you were in Big Sur, that area is currently burning (approx 600 acres by now) right near the river. Google "big sur fire" for the news. Wildfires in Dec... Amazing...
    Wow! That's sad!! We were indeed in Big Sur and actually spent some time at Pfeiffer Beach right next to the fire.

    Great report and photos ! Are you maybe along the coast in Marin County in that first photo ?

    Holy Mackerel !
    Kingfish
    The first photo was taken in the south of the Big Sur region.
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    Default Re: Some California central coast surf fishing...

    Quote Originally Posted by nir View Post
    Wow! That's sad!! We were indeed in Big Sur and actually spent some time at Pfeiffer Beach right next to the fire.
    Thought that's where you said you'd be...glad you enjoyed our coast. Thanks for reporting...mike

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    When its so cold here I like to look at you guys in jackets and giggle and then I cry about not haveing that view !

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    Default Re: Some California central coast surf fishing...

    Great pictures!

    Always good to know that the forum was helpful to people, please keep up with us so we can follow your fishing development.

    Ard

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