Tarrance and J pier Long Beach high tide
Posted 27 May 2011 - 03:46 PM
Posted 29 May 2011 - 07:20 PM
Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:57 PM
You don't need anything fancy for the surf. I have a few different setups that I use. I have 6.5 foot kencor 3 piece rod with a Shimano symetry spooled with 6lb flouro carbon. I also have a penn 4500ss spooled with 10lb on a berkley air 8.5 foot rod. For the jetties I started using a Abu Garcia 7 foot rod with an ambassadeur 6601CB reel with 15lb test cause the rocks are tough on line. In regard to Halibut I have been trying for a little while myself with my 10lb setupo and I have managed one short on a Kastmaster. If your planning on going for sharks and rays then a 12 foot rod would be nice to get you out past the breakers but I would fish 20 pound line and probably 50lb leader because of their teeth. Ventura county has some good fishing. I have seen pictures of guys pulling in 17 inch perch in that area. Thats a BIG surf perch. Plus you have halibut and many other tasty fish, your also in cleaner water so eating fish in that county doesn't come with a warning like here in Los Angeles or San Diego county. If you have some trout poles use those for now. Most of the small fish are actually very close to shore. You can find surf perch, yellow fin croaker, corbina, spotfin croaker sand bass sometimes and I have heard reports of people catching striped bass of the coast too around here.If your going to target leopard sharks, Shovel Nose guitar fish and Bat rays then I would get that 12 foot rod granted it is for heavier line. Have some fun out there
Nice job. Ive tried the surf fishing thing before but my stuffs too small for all the beaches around hear. What kind of rod/reel are you using or what would you reccomend for fishing up north more (not far but Ventura County)? Im looking at a 12' Penn Slammer on Ebay, any good?Also have you ever gone for halibut in the surf? Ive heard of it but never even caught halibut before.
Posted 29 May 2011 - 09:00 PM
Its a Sand bass from what I understand because of the stripes on its side, a Spotted bay bass has more spots. Those closeups can be deceiving . Been thinking about going to Newport and fishing for them specifically but I also want to get some halibuts too.
Looks like a spotted bay bass.. Good times, Ron
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