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As predicted surf fishing is extrodinarily good.  It hasn’t been this good up and down the coast in a decade.  So get out there, anywhere, but
just get down to the beach!  Report updated 6/13/17     DON’T FORGET to sign up for our surf fishing newsletter below!

Santa Barbara   The bite here in the last two weeks has been phenomenal.  Striper, halibut, white seabass and huge perch have been crashing the beach.  Most notably, this is the best I’ve ever seen striper fishing in SB county.  Although the fish are not big there are so many of them that it looks like they may be here to stay.  Stop by and visit with Capt. Tiffany Vague and Capt. David Bacon at their shop Hook, Line and Sinker to get the details about how to rig for surf fish now biting in the Santa Barbara/Ventura area.

Malibu, Santa Monica and the South Bay have all had some fantastic fishing.  Hermosa kicked out several 10lb stripers this week.  Corbina fishing has been very good with soft shell sand crabs near each one of the beach piers.  Perch are also being caught here and they’re maybe not as big as those up north but it’s good to see they’re back.  Halibut fishing remains good near SM pier, Marina Del Rey and King Harbor.  This week a 32lb halibut hit the scale along with a 30lb yellow tail brought to the edge of the kayak just outside King Harbor.

Orange County Besides your normal yellowfin croaker and perch there is an insane corbina frenzy going on!  A few big fish are mixed in with 12-14″ models but anglers are landing 15 and 20 per day!  Light-line and a soft shell sand crabs are doing the job.  Just yesterday a 10lb striper was landed just South of the Huntington Beach Pier.  That means in just one week they’ve been caught in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach and Carlsbad—that’s crazy!

San Diego Talking about GAME ON!  SD has not only kicked out the halibut over the last week but corbina fishing has never been better.  First the halibut:  A 30+ pounder was landed in the lagoon along with dozens along the beach and near the estuaries.  Following the grunion run a few days ago on angler caught three legal halibut in just two hours!  As for corbina–probably the best corbina fishing I’ve ever seen down there.  I had two outstanding reports:  One from Oceanside with on angler saying you could almost pick them up by hand under the pier.  The other from near Cardiff where one angler landed four corbina then went back the next morning and pulled a 5lb spotfin from the same hole!

What to look for this week:  Per my tide calendar :-)  Ok tides during the mid moon phase and then transitioning to some big tides and a grunion run in about one week.  Not much to say about the swell now.  Just a very small Southwest.  This will be replaced early next week with a South swell coming all the way from New Zealand.  Down under they’ve had swells to 40′ but it looks like we’ll see some 5-7′ here.  This swell will bring warmer clear water from the south and prospects of good fishing.  Wind-wise:  Light offshore in the AM followed by moderate 20knot winds in the PM.  Water temps are 61 to the north and 65 to the south–very much normal for this time of year.

To follow the migration of hurricanes and tropical storms (they have yet to form so be patient) from beginning to end, check out this site:   it’s awesome and a great tool to plan your off shore and surf fishing trips!

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2017 SportFishing Tide Calendar