First time surf fishing. Help

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  1. JakeFernane

    JakeFernane Newbie

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    Going to try surf fishing in Carlsbad, staying at the Carlsbad inn ( Dads the manager) and every one wants to have a beach day but id rather fish so im looking to fish artificial baits and i was wondering what pole i should use i have poles basically from 6' to 10' jig sticks what artificials should i use and how should i rig it? thanks alot
     
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  2. Mr. Fish

    Mr. Fish Native San Diegan

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    You might try Gulp baits carolina rigged with light line (4-6 LB test) and sight fish the corbina and spotfin croaker. If you want to throw lures in the rips try 12 LB test and 1/2 oz. lead heads with a smelt pattern swim bait or 1/2 oz Kastmasters. Stick to the rip currents because that is where you will get most of the fish. The rod and reel set ups should match the line so 5-6' rods (some guys use longer rods) and a small spinning reel for the carolina rigged Gulp baits or sand crabs and 7 1/2' rod and medium spinning or bait casting reel for throwing the lures.

    Hope this helps. Good luck!
     
  3. teddya2

    teddya2 Well-Known "Member"

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    take a few small hooks and split shots and use a sand crab or 3. You'll be surprised at the fish swimming in knee deep water. Super light line 6lb , light drag and small hook. Artificials do work great but sand crabs/worms are the bomb.....oh, look for outgoing current and near jetty structure.
     
  4. CAuggie

    CAuggie Newbie

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    Bass Trix are the ticket. If you can find them, use them.
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    Fish with a Small lead head or on a dropper rig.
     
  5. malibu64

    malibu64 Newbie

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    You cant go wrong with the Gulp Camo Sand Worm, fished on a Carolina rig. I use 8# with a 6# floro leadre about 2' long.
     
  6. JakeFernane

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    thanks guys i fished a blue swimbait smelt patternd with a 5' pole on 12lb test with a baitcaster.

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    1 small ray
     
  7. samhadrios

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    Hello jakefernane,
    I love fishing, but I had never done surf fishing.And you want detail information about surf fishing so,You mind sharing that on splashvision.com.Or go through the link [SIZE=-1]saltfishing.about.com/od/surffishing/a/aa040521c.htm.[/SIZE]
     
  8. jscrib

    jscrib Whale Cock

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    Now you're starting to sound alot like spam. If so, please stop. If not, my apologies.

    j
     

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