I have a couple of vacation days I need to burn up, and I wanted to escape the I.E. heat, so I decided to try my hand at surf fishing for the first time. First off I want to thank the guys who have been posting their reports with great details. This not only inspired me, but helped out tremendously in making my first day an EPIC day !!! I started the day at 8:30 A.M on an incoming tide in Carlsbad. Found tons of sand crabs loaded with eggs (great tip from posts that works GREAT !!). It took me about 15-20 minutes to find a hole and then it was game on. For the next 2 hours it was steady action on good sized BSP,yellowfin, and BEANS !! The beans were all 10-18" and put up a fun fight. Carolina rig with 3/4 oz egg sinker was the trick. I ended up with a half a dozen of each species before the high tide shut things down. I took a lunch break and decided to move a little further south to South Carlsbad beach to catch the outgoing tide. I found a nice secluded spot, setup camp, and began fishin what would turn out to be the jackpot hole. For 3 strait hours it was non-stop action !! 9 out of 10 casts resulted in nice quality fish. More nice beans,yellowfin, and toad BSP. I ended up releasing over a dozen of each. The fishing was so good I even gathered a little gallery of spectators on the cliff behind me watching me giggle like a little girl with each catch. With the non-stop action I didn't take the time to take more pictures, but I did take one of the toad perch. These things were all around the 3/4 - 1lb range. Soooo.................long story short. It was an EPIC first day at surf fishing and I am now a surf junkie.