Leopard shark and batrays surf fishing

Discussion in 'Surf Fishing Reports' started by Brett jensen, May 27, 2019.

  1. Brett jensen

    Brett jensen Newbie

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    Brett
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    So I've caught a few leopard sharks and batrays from some rocks near a estuary but those are kind of a pain to land form the rocks. I've tried fishing for them from the beach but can seem to catch anything. I use mackerel and squid as bait with a 1-2 foot 50lb mono leader and a 4/0 to 6/0 hook. And tips for catching bigger fish from the shore. What to look for in the beach? Casting distance? Tides? Time of day? Anything would help. I mainly fish from Malibu to Ventura so if you could recommend any spots that would be great.
     
  2. scbassmaster

    scbassmaster twin22s

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    Well I guess we’ll cut you a break since there is some report in your post, haha. I’m not familiar with that area but I do well on Leo’s and rays from beaches near river mouths, harbors, jetties, and rocky reef areas. What I look for are areas with smaller waves and light to no debris in the water. Some beaches get really stretched out at low tide and are harder to keep a bait in one spot or clean so I prefer high tides in most cases. I also fish for sharks from piers and use a hoop net to safety land and release them. I find fresh mackerel or bonito to work best with frozen squid my next choice. Cast far enough your rig doesn’t get pushed around too much. Mornings usually mean cleaner water and less swimmers.
     
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  3. slapazz

    slapazz Member

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    Run down PCH from Mugu rock south to around county line. Few sandy beaches mixed in with the rock shore. Think ones called deer creek, we have done pretty decent there.
     
  4. Brett jensen

    Brett jensen Newbie

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    thanks. Ive fished there before for surfperch. I'll have to try that out next week.
     
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  5. watersdeep

    watersdeep I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Jed Venture
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    Fresh Macs get bit every time.

    Frozen Macs never get bit.
     
  6. psd58

    psd58 Newbie

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    I've seen plenty of them in Samo in knee deep water, not lately though.
     

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