Seacliff Beach Surf Fishing help

Tifoso

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  • Jul 25, 2016
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    Going to be in the Seacliff Beach area end of July. I have never surf fished.
    Would really be appreciative of any info that you guys could share. I have been planning to do this for a long while, but something always gets in the way. :(
    So
    • best tide(s)?
    • morning and/or evening?
    • sand crabs as bait, or something else?
    • Carolina rig or something else?
    I really appreciate the help. :)
     
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    swami 805

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    Berkeley gulp sand worm in camo. Carolina rig or drop shot, sand crabs will work too, try to find soft shell ones. I like crack of dawn and don’t really consider the tides just like it early when not many people around.
     

    Eastcapedon

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    Going to be in the Seacliff Beach area end of July. I have never surf fished.
    Would really be appreciative of any info that you guys could share. I have been planning to do this for a long while, but something always gets in the way. :(
    So
    • best tide(s)?
    • morning and/or evening?
    • sand crabs as bait, or something else?
    • Carolina rig or something else?
    I really appreciate the help. :)
    Carolina rig braid main line to 2.5 foot section 8# mono to Gamakatsu #8 baitholder.
    Kalins motor oil grub.
    1 oz. sliding egg sinker to get it way out there for possibility of a striper, jacksmelt or croaker.
    Slow retrieve on the bottom. BSP will be in the surf zone.
    I also prefer early AM for less people but incoming to high tide is best to me.
    Watch for diving birds close to shore and fish there otherwise fish your way down the beach until you find the honey hole. :-)
     
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    Carpfisher

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    Crack of dawn surf fishing, I have noticed, at the crack of sunrise, right when the sun hits the water, bite can go off. Especially if moon apogee or parigee is occurring .
     
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    Wade K in deep

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    By the pier can be good. Also South by the Aptos Creek mouth, for Surf Perch and Leopard Shark. That time of year might be early for Halibut to be in the corner by the NBSB North of there. Threshers have also been caught in the corner. The guys on the Capitola Pier usually have decent intel for those who buy something.
     
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    Derby

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    You dont need to buy anything from Capitola Boat and Bait for info. If you want halibut you might want to rent a skiff from them. Tons of bait to catch and straight out from pier is a good bet.

    Perch can be anywhere. Depends on swell and tides. I usually do better perching down by Hidden Beach. There's some structure out there that is pretty consistent.

    Any where from New Brighton to Seascape. Bring a bigger rod and plugs for stripers if you want. They are starting to come in..
     
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    Tifoso

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    You dont need to buy anything from Capitola Boat and Bait for info. If you want halibut you might want to rent a skiff from them. Tons of bait to catch and straight out from pier is a good bet.

    Perch can be anywhere. Depends on swell and tides. I usually do better perching down by Hidden Beach. There's some structure out there that is pretty consistent.

    Any where from New Brighton to Seascape. Bring a bigger rod and plugs for stripers if you want. They are starting to come in..
    Stripers are intriguing.
    What kind of plugs do you use? Just a couple of names would be ok. :)
    18” minimum, right?
     
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    swami 805

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    Go to the harbor to bayside marine, they’ll have what you need. He usually posts a fishing report daily which can be helpful
     
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