Big game surf fishing socal??

Discussion in 'Surf Fishing Reports' started by FISH86R, Nov 7, 2017.

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I know it's out there and I'm looking to get pointed in the right direction..??

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  1. FISH86R

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    That's where most of what I'm hearing is coming out of.. It's around the jetties north Huntington/South seal beach.. I've only really fished Seal beach pier for some shovel nose.. I'm assuming I'll have to hit the ends of those jetties or you think I'm better off paddling a bait out there and dropping it??
     
  2. igotpron

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    Leopards like to swim in the skinny, and just behind the breakers. You really don't have to cast far to have a chance at catching them. You can catch babies in ankle deep water in the summertime. But I would focus my time on jetty mouths if that's what your after. And if you want batrays I'd fish whole squid or two and cast into the harbors where the boats travel on a tide swing. When they come threw it's usually a lot of them with multiple hook ups for awhile. Then back to just waiting. So fish heavy mono leaders 40lb or so, need to be able to turn them and crank them to you before the wrap around some structure.
     
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    No need to paddle out. Just make a nice cast and let it happen. I like to fish 1-2 hours before the high tide. I fish right on the beach. That’s why I was telling you to bury a 6-7 foot 2 inch PVC pipe in the sand. Its cheap at works very well to hold your rod. The long PVC pipe helps get the rod nice and high so the waves just pass right under your line. Fish a medium drag and clicker on when your rod is in the PVC pipe. You can always increase the drag once the fish settles in the surf.
    The set up sounds a little crazy but I have been doing this my whole life and this is what works for me.

    Just my 2 cents. Go and figure our what works for you. Beach fishing is free but you do need a license. I have a state beach pass that is why I Fish bolsa chica. Easy parking for me and the kids

    Tight lines
     
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    good man!
     
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    leopards in my opinion ( bigger models) like mackerel slabs over squid. Squid invites the big bad bats!
     
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    Toss a bait, wait an hour. Fish the piers and jetties. other than leos there is no big game in the surf. Leopards don't even touch a 100lbs and fight fairly poor....But bat rays are everywhere and those SOB's will give you a good tussle. If you want big game sharks...buy a boat...sorry to say.
     
  7. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    What do you consider 7 gills to 200+ lbs and soupfins. Not to mention the illegal white shark.
     
  8. FISH86R

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    Or threasures... Can't forget threasures.. I'm not worried about it.. I have enough where's just need to get out and find what works for me.. As far as a boat goes.. I want to catch a fish.. Not chase it down..
     
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    You don't need a boat. We get leopards, soupfin, 7 gills, threshers, black sea bass (over 200lbs), white sea bass (to 30lbs so far), bat rays, pelagic rays, smooth hounds, horn sharks, swell sharks and angel sharks from the beach. That's not even off piers where you can catch threshers and Makos. Although biggest mako I've seen off the pier was around 8ft, it's still a good possibility and you need to rig accordingly.
     
  11. FISH86R

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    Where you located??
     
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    San Diego
     
  13. FISH86R

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    Do you fish catch and release??
     
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    Most of the time. I've steaked a thresher and leopard before though.
     
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    Aaahhh?? I'm looking for a few good men to fish with man but I'm catch and release only..
     
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    That's cool man. Good luck!
     
  17. FISH86R

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    You too homeboy..
     
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    A small, cheap kayak or standup paddleboard might be the ticket to get the bait out in the zone you want to fish...then paddle back and wait it out from shore or jetty. that way you can fish a 50w...
     
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    50w??
     
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    embo I've been recommended for a recommendation...

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    A big reel.
     

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