It’s been kind of a slow week. I’m still bullish on the fishing opportunities overall. The fact that it’s almost impossible to find a weekend ride right now tells me that you all think so too. The water is warm. Exotic pelagic species are making their way north. The first sportboat marlin of the year got caught this week aboard the Western Pride out of Davey’s Locker (above). A couple dodos (aka mahi mahi) got caught this week in Santa Monica Bay!
I love this time of year. As the kids go back to school, now is a good time for the salty of us to take some adult vacation time on the water. Even better, the offshore scene now is no longer just a one trick pony. It’s diversified and far more engaging. It’s no longer the spectator sport of seeing big bluefin tuna splashing around, but not biting. Nor is it watching “that one guy” fight the fish of a lifetime because it happened to be their turn when a monster bit the yummy.
I had what was probably my best ever surf fishing sesh this last weekend. I documented the trip in an article I posted for BD Outdoors. While I was out there, I took a little bit of video (above) that I edited together to help illustrate some of the things I look for and do when I go surf fishing. Please view the video and then read the text below for some insights on what you’re seeing…On this particular morning, high tide was going to be around 9:30 and I got to the beach around 6:30.
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