Jalama Newbie AdviceMike

Discussion in 'Surf Fishing Reports' started by Mac Attack, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Mac Attack

    Mac Attack Newbie

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    Mike McCormick
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    1DE9CC83-8928-435B-899F-2036D0D8AC06.jpeg 46D62672-9D09-48BE-91C6-BD8423B364B2.jpeg Hello All

    Camped a few days at Jalama Beach, couldn’t help but notice that most were surf fishing. I’ve fished all my life , worked as a deckhand on the old Indiana on summer break with my high school buddy Jim (Rollo) Heyn, owned countless boats, but didn’t get into surf fishing. Now 40 years later I’m ready and looking for advice on rods, reels, etc.

    Great forum !

    Mike
     
  2. Ralph Hammond

    Ralph Hammond SeaSquatch

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    I got a lexa 300 and a 15lb baitcasting rod with a trigger grip. Throw those Berkeley sand worms out there. Should be great fishing
     
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  3. Ralph Hammond

    Ralph Hammond SeaSquatch

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    And the verde salsa in the shop is awesome
     
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  4. PoolMan

    PoolMan 7 'dines short of a full scoop

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    Chuck G
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    Jalama Burgers. It was all about the pepper. So good. Please have one for me.
     
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  5. swami 805

    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Bill
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    Hard to beat a berekly sand form in camo. Lucky crafts work good too. That is a fine burger
     
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  6. surchin

    surchin Newbie

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    scott brichan
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    Congrats on scoring a beachfront site, how'd you do that? I check reservations all the time and every wknd is booked throughout the year now. last time for me at jalama conditions were great with lots of good structure and rips hooked up on perch and kept a grassy, on 12 lb rod sliding 1/2 oz sinker to a swivel to a small hook with gulp worms or a grub with a curved tail. perch biting every cast (kinda)

    I love your van setup, dreamin.

    surf fishin is great, simple cheap, and rewarding but frustrating when the water is dirty with kelp strands and grass like most of the time in santa barbara county.

    if you are on facebook find CSA "California Surf Anglers", lots of good info and stuff for sale. also website and guide, "fly fish the surf" with Lee bearman from ventura, which is what i am currently into and learning how to fly fish .
     
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  7. ror_sal

    ror_sal "I'm too drunk to taste this chicken"

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    I have two setups. A light spinning combo and a 15# baitcasting combo.

    9’, 10-20#, 4 piece travel rod w/ a Curado 200.
    30# braid and attach whatever size leader is appropriate for what I’m fishing. Usually 12-15# flouro but have bumped it all the way up to 30# when I was fishing for jacks in PV were there was lots of structure around. This is usually used to fish jerk baits, krocs, flylined grunion, etc...

    7’6” 2-8# rod w/ a cheaper Shakespeare spinning reel. I’ve been through some mid class Shimanos and Daiwas that all seize on me. Can’t break this cheap reel I found in a basement of a house I moved into 6 years ago. But when it does give out I’ll probably snatch up a Penn Battle 2 1000. Have the 2500 for spotty and halibut fishing and it’s a tank. I fish a Carolina rig with this setup. 4#, 1/4oz slider, swivel, 2-3’ leader size 4-6 Owner misquote hook. Sand crabs, blood worms, clam, mussel, Berkley anything.

    Anyways that’s my 2cents.
     
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  8. Mac Attack

    Mac Attack Newbie

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    Loaded with the works

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  9. Rude Baits

    Rude Baits Newbie

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    Sweet rig! Burger doesn't look to shabby either...
     

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