Ocean Shores Surf Perch

Thatsbait

Well-Known "Member"
Dec 5, 2015
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Lake Stevens/Ocean Shores
Name
Thatsbait
Boat
22' Defiance "Interdictor"
Hit the ocean beach this weekend. Great weather and a small swell. Fished the incoming tide. Two hook rig with a strip of squid and a 3oz triangle weight. Caught these three red tailed surf perch in about 20 mins, then my waders filled with water so the fun was over. I could of easily caught a limit.

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GregE

Seeking Kodak Moments
May 17, 2011
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Shelton, WA Mason
www.sagecreekforums.com
Name
Greg Eastman
Boat
Kodak II - Arima SL 22
Somebody caught something... Yeah!!

I need to try that- any tips on watching for sneaker waves? :)
 

archy99

Member
Dec 15, 2011
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Everett, WA, USA
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Geoff
Boat
26' Clippercraft - PENCILS DOWN
Somebody caught something... Yeah!!

I need to try that- any tips on watching for sneaker waves? :)
Yes, never turn your back to re-bait...seriously. Everyone I know that turns their back has gotten Maytagged at some point. A kayaking PFD is good insurance, and still lets you cast well.

And watch those dorsal spines if you keep your catch in a bag on your hip...I gained a fish allergy due to them. Bummer for a guy who likes to fish.
 

TLL

Newbie
Sep 30, 2015
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Poulsbo, WA
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TLL
Boat
Hewescraft 16 Sportsman
Nice catch. How do you all like to cook your Surf Perch? Fried, pan seared? I've caught and released them before while just messing around with the fly rod but never have kept any of them. Are they similar to Rockfish? Just curious.
 

Ragin Cajun

There's no better place than on the water!
Apr 17, 2014
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Port Orchard
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Pete
Boat
Defiance Admiral 270,
I was camping up at Pacific beach. Same thing. Got a couple each day. Great fish tacos.