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Beach Tips & Tricks

What To Look For and Where To Fish
When you first reach the beach find a spot on the berm where you can get a good look at the lay of the land.

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Points and Bays make good places to find surf fish
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Waves carve out the bottom and create troughs

 

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Troughs form near shore and can be seen at low tide
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Corbina love gently sloping beaches

 

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Fish float suspend in the churning waters of the trough looking for food
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Look for rip currents that pull bait away from shore.
Fish the edges of the rip, this is where fish wait for food.

 

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Here’s a great example of a rip tide that formed off Huntington Beach. All of the edges of the rip are were the fish gather to find food.
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Look for rip currents that pull bait away from shore.
Rivermouths, not unlike rip currents, create some great fishing opportunities

 

surftriangle
Fish the edge of a foam triangle–this is where the dropoff starts
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Look for rip currents that pull bait away from shore.
Winter sand erosion leaves all sorts of structure for fish to hide in

 

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Find structure at low tide and fish it at high tide
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Look for rip currents that pull bait away from shore.
Fishing from the rocks takes slightly heavier gear

 

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On a jetty, take note of the current’s direction and you’ll know where to fish
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Fish from the top or along the sides of a jetty and take only what you need

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