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Surf Fly Fishing Report

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Surf Fly Fishing Report

Evan Praskin reports on 8.23.2019

Salty stripers, blue bird skies, lots of bent rods, and quality fish. That pretty much sums up the 2019 bass season, and we still have roughly a month left in the Monterey Bay region! What an incredible year we’ve had for the striper run. Plenty of quality 5-10lb fish have been landed throughout this spring/summer, including many going over 10lbs!  A dream come true for the west coast salty fly chuckers. Not only has the bass bite been top notch, but the perch have been giving us steady action throughout the season.  Sadly we are all feeling summer coming to a fast end. Schools are back in session, work grind continues, but guess what? The beaches are less crowded now!! The October “World Series bite” is fast approaching for the SF Bay so it’s time to stick that rod in your trunk or to the side of your bike, get up early before work or stay out after you’re off, and catch that fish of a lifetime. Sometimes all it takes is a handful of casts. I’ve witnessed some amazing things go down with a 30 minute time crunch session.  I’ve been fortunate this season to pass along the passion of fly fishing the surf to many first timers who immediately caught the bug and I’m sure have a long future with this amazing recreation. Some even catching their fish of a life time after only a few days trying. The surf fly chargers are a small community of guys and gals who all share the same love and respect for our ocean and local beaches. A special breed of fly fishers, kind and very accepting to first timers. It’s all about spreading the passion with safety always in mind. Don’t be afraid to reach out with questions, swing by the shop and pick our brains, and don’t forget to get some Adachi Clousers while you’re there. Hope everyone had a fantastic summer, we’ll see you on the beach! 

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