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Fishing Report

SF Surf Fishing Report

Not to much to report on, Ive been spending most of my time in the redwoods running my wilderness survival programs than on the beach fishing. The kayak/stand up paddle/ surfboard fishing has been quite good close to shore… limits of rockfish and lingcod being caught in the kelp beds found right off of some of our favorite Santa Cruz surf spots. The perch bite has also rebounded so its a good time...

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The Surf Fly Fishing Report

Jack Harrison, Fish The Rip

Wind, wind…and more wind. Some big fish being landed when the ocean allows for fishing. Dominant catch is walleye, striped bass and a few barred surf perch here and there…I’ve been focusing on Stripers and will be untill they are gone. If you’d like to know more about fly fishing the surf, check out my website - www.fishtherip.net…and if you’d like to book a trip...

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The Surf Fly Fishing Report

Jack Harrison, Fish The Rip

The stripers are in if you know where to find them, throw size 2/0-4 anchovy patterns on intermediate shooting heads as far as you can, they can be found close to shore but your likely to get skunked more than not if you cant get your fly 60 feet or more from the beach. If you want to go to the dark side a big white and red plug will get the job done. Ive been...

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The Surf Fly Fishing Report

Jack Harrison, Fish The Rip

Stripers & smelt are starting to show up on select beaches, the perch bite has been slow and the surf conditions are changing on a daily basis. Santa Cruz is a good bet over the next 3 months, the Monterey bay beaches are some of the most productive I’ve ever fished. For that reason I will be focusing my efforts on the Santa Cruz & Monterey county beaches for most of...

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The Surf Fly Fishing Report

Jack Harrison, Fish The Rip

The conditions have been good for fishing, the surf has been small and the wind light. The fishing has been on the slow side although that can change at any moment. If you would like to spend more time on the water and less time driving to far away rivers…come learn how to fish in the pacific surf zone! For information on fishing the surf visit my website at www.fis...

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The Surf Fly Fishing Report

Jack Harrison, Fish The Rip

Not much has changed here in the surf, fishing has been challenging most days but there are still fish to be caught. I expect the conditions to get better as we transition into spring! If you’d like to fish with me check out my website - www.fishtherip.net - weekends are filling up fast!

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The Surf Fly Fishing Report

Jack Harrison, Fish The Rip

Surfs been good for surfing but not for fishing, waves have been consistently large- keeping me on my surfboard and out of my waders. Spring is coming and the calm fishable days are on their way!

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The Surf Fly Fishing Report

Jack Harrison, Fish The Rip

Red Tail surfperch, barred surfperch, Walleye and the occasional schoolie striper have been on my catch list of late. The swell has been too big to fish most days, the long-range forecast is looking grim- showing 8-10ft surf on our local beaches for the rest of the month. The fish are there, the structure is great (and improving with every swell). Fishing the surf with...

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The Surf Fly Fishing Report

Jack Harrison, Fish The Rip

The ocean has been relatively calm the last few weeks- small swells, light winds and warm days have allowed for many beautiful days spent fishing the surf. The fishing has been good for red tailed and barred surf perch, Large/ trophy perch have not been uncommon for the angler willing to work for them! I’ve had some of my personal best perch days in the last 3 weeks....

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