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North OC Surf Fishing Report – Jan 15, 2021

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Updated on: May 10th, 2021 at 09:40 amOverall Conditions – Morning Weather: Sunny and 55 degrees Ocean Surface: Smooth Water Temp: About 58 degrees Surf: 3-5′ faces Bait used: C-rig with 3/4oz slider and fresh mussel meat…with Fishbites! Fishing Summary So I tried a little something different this morning. I gone with the kids and got some fresh mussels earlier in the week to use as bait of course. The only bad part about using mussels – as anyone who uses mussels knows – it is not an easy task to keep it secured to the hook. After some time, or during your first cast, it flies off or comes off in the surf. Or, the little buggers pick and pick at it without biting and it’s gone. I was going through too many mussels too fast. Now, I know there is that elastic string that most use where you…

Bolsa Chica Surf Fishing Report – Jan 12, 2021

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Updated on: May 10th, 2021 at 09:40 amOverall Conditions – Morning Weather: Sunny and 44 degrees Ocean Surface: Smooth Water Temp: About 57 degrees Surf: 6-9′ faces Bait used: C-rig with 1oz slider and thawed salted mussel meat. Fishing Summary Mussels are proving to be the way to go. Got this little surf perch this morning. Waves were pounding the shore with 5-8 foot faces. Just happened to let my slider sit in the near-shore trough for a little longer than normal. A wave slammed down and my rod tip kept bouncing. I felt a small tug, but as you can see by the size of the fish, I really didn’t think there was anything there. Low an below, a palm-size surf perch on the hook. Solid hook placement in the upper corner of the jaw. Sometimes I definitely would rather be lucky than good. FOLLOW US FOR MORE EXCITING…

OC Surf Fishing Report – Jan 11, 2021

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Updated on: May 10th, 2021 at 09:41 amOverall Conditions – Morning Weather: Sunny and 42 degrees Ocean Surface: Smooth Water Temp: About 57 degrees Surf: 6-9′ faces Bait used: C-rig with 1oz slider and thawed salted mussel meat. Fishing Summary I had to prove myself wrong. In a previous post, I was discouraged about the lack of fish I was catching during the current period of larger surf and said that the fish probably just stay in deeper water until the swell declines. Well, the surf has been up for nearly 2 straight weeks and fish gotta eat, right? I read articles on winter time surf fishing up and down the CA coast. Most common bait – mussels or ghost shrimp on c-rig. So, this am was max high tide at 6:30am, 13ft swell from 295 degrees (9 foot face surf on the sets) and I fished. I used a…

OC Surf Fishing Report – Jan 10, 2021

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Updated on: May 10th, 2021 at 09:42 amOverall Conditions – Morning Weather: Sunny and 54 degrees Ocean Surface: Smooth Water Temp: About 57 degrees Surf: 4-6′ faces Bait used: Carolina Rig with Gulp! Sandworm and Big Hammer Motor Oil grub. Fishing Summary The surf was down about half of what it was yesterday and he tide was super high this morning – a little over 6ft. I walked up and down the beach, looking for a spot with less current and finally found a great spot after about an hour. Conditions definitely improved as the morning went on, but…no fish. I’ve gone fishing now 8-10 days straight now and have not seen a single bird dive or fish jump out of the water.  Venting Section… I’ll be honest, it’s getting very frustrating to go out every day (some days only for an hour and other days for multiple hours and…

North Huntington Beach Surf Fishing Report – Jan 9, 2021

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Updated on: May 10th, 2021 at 09:42 amOverall Conditions – Morning Weather: Foggy and 57 degrees Ocean Surface: Smooth Water Temp: About 57 degrees Surf: 6-8′ faces Bait used: Jipara 15g, 20g and Lucky Craft FM 110 Fishing Summary This morning had increase surf size and a fairly strong north to south current. I started in south Huntington Beach today, but there was already a gusty south wind and VERY strong north to south drift with the increased surf size. So I drove 15 minutes north to Bolsa Chica State Beach and the wind was not an issue. However, with the stronger surf and strong current, definitely not ideal conditions. There are a lot of holes/small structure for the fish, but the water was moving so fast that it was very hard to keep the jig in the zone. No fish caught. Overall Conditions – Afternoon Weather: Sunny and 64…

North Orange County Surf Fishing Report – Jan 8, 2021

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Updated on: May 10th, 2021 at 09:42 amOverall Conditions – Morning Trip Weather: Foggy and 57 degrees Ocean Surface: Smooth Water Temp: About 57 degrees Surf: 4-6′ faces Bait used: Jipara Micro and Lucky Craft FM 110 Fishing Summary Got this little surf perch on my second cast, 5 feet from where I was standing in a little trough. I would say his eyes are a lot bigger than his stomach for such a small fish. With the higher tide and different stretch of beach, conditions were pretty ideal today. Less consistent waves allowed for better feel Until my next post, have fun and stay healthy! FOLLOW US FOR MORE EXCITING FISHING CONTENT!!! Instagram Youtube