Butt on the beach

Discussion in 'Surf Fishing Reports' started by Surface, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. Surface

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    Headed down to the beach in carlsbad to cure my post chargers loss depression. Conditions were good clear skies light wind. The previous swell made for a decently steep beach, with some exposed rocks and holes all over the place. Crystal clear water. Surf perch bite was on if that was up your alley. Caught a few on the C-rig half crack worm. Not a bad start but hoping for something a little bigger to pull on. Picked up the Lexa 300 and tied on a Bomber 16aj in a trout pattern. 5 or 6 casts in and BAM. Definitely the right kind. Smashed it in the shallows. A couple cranks and a well timed shorebreak wave and he was on the sand. Looked legal, didnt have a tape measure to confirm but i wasnt planning on keeping any fish anyway. Snapped this (mediocre) photo, let some kids on the beach have a look, and then he was back in the water to fight another day.

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  2. clintonstick

    clintonstick Well-Known "Member"

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    Very good way to get over a tough loss,nice fish
     
  3. slapazz

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    Good job man! I spent the morning looking for one of those off the beach.... ...still looking....
     
  4. Omarkayak

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    Great pic with the lure, composition.

    Good fishin'!
    BDC OK
     
  5. Surface

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    Ya man get in on the halibut action while you can. Theyve been pretty aggressive this week. Got another on the spoon and have heard a few others say theyve had success.

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  6. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    what rod you use with your lexa?

    that seems like a very light lure, wondering how far do you cast on you rod
     
  7. Surface

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    I fish a seeker blue lightning 706-7T with the lexa. The lure is about a 1oz lure. Smaller fish was on a 200 size reel.
     
  8. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    cool, thanks , some how I have problems casting lures with less of 1oz with my lexa 300 and 40# braid.
    I dont want to go lower on the braid cuz I also use the reel on the kelp.
    I think I will go back to spinning outfits on 3/4oz lures or less for the beach
     
  9. Surface

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    Ya normally i wouldnt bring a 300 to the beach. I only brought it that time with the thoughtof throwing that bait and maybe some other larger hardbaits. I also have 40lb braid on mine and the smallest thing i throw is a 3/4 warbait head with a 5in viejos fishing calicos.
     
  10. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    well that sounds better for me, that tells me that Im not that wrong trowing only 3/4oz and up on almost the same setup.

    I think I will start to use more my daiwa advantage 200 on the surf, it is filled with 20# braid and cast like a dream.

    thanks and good luck
     
  11. Hugo cuin

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    Hi james .
    Good job ,nice picture...
     

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