I have been picking apart the East and South Bay the last few years from my skiff and also on foot. The fishing opportunities are 100% tide related from either. We had a good tide about noon so I figured I would hit a couple of jey spots and then go looking for Carp. First beach adjecent to a tidal creek had birds and Stripers pushing bait in tight. Lot's of life is the key. unbenounced to me were nice Halibut as a bonus. Halibut, being a flat fish are increadibly fast and predatory. They will eat anything. Suprisingly fast!! First fish smoked me and I never saw it. It came unbuttoned about 75ft out. It short lined me about 15 ft off the sand and I thought it was a large Striper but it was more then likely a big Hali. Tons of bait held the fish in casting range for a while and then they would cycle back through. I fished the last of the incoming and the outgo until the flsats were to skinny to hold fish. I looked for tailing Leapord Sharks, which I do see from time to time but nada. I called it with 2 Halibut and about 10 Stripers landed. Excellent day! Stopped off at funky little place for a burger in Berkley and headed home. Great day on the Bay!
Oh man! This post takes me back to fishing the beaches in Santa Barbara. Loved watching the corbina, guitarfish and leopards cruise the breakers. We caught a few halibut and I remember seeing one go airborne after bait. So freaking cool. Halibut on fly are always a treat. Strong work!
Halibut, sand perch, ling, all bucket list for me. Good job!
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