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Topic: My first surf striper!  (Read 898 times)

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ThreemoneyJ

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Was chasing perch today to beat the heat. The first fish I landed was a surf striper! I haven't been this excited about a fish in a while.

Caught lots of big perch and I also saw lots of drunken idiots out at the beach too.
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Word to the wise if your mama aint' taught ya' "Don't stand in front of a man and a fish he aint' caught yet.  Brock Zeman song "I'm goin' fishin"

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Nice catch! What beach?


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Nice way to beat the heat. 
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Yes!!!! I recently caught my first surf Striper about the same size and yeah I felt exactly the same way. Awesome. Mine took a motor oil perch grub. What did you get your fish on?


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If you don't know where you're headed, any road could get you there.


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ThreemoneyJ

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Nice catch! What beach?
Yeah, where?

Just north of Bodega bay at salmon creek beach. It was the only beach that I could find parking at!

Bait wise we were catching them on gulp sandworms (camo), motor oil perch grubs, and live sand crabs. A majority of the sand crabs were carrying eggs or had recently molted (soft shelled). The striper fell for a sand crab.
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I ask because I used to be a surf striper fanatic when I lived in San Mateo county. That just doesn't happen in my current neck of the the woods, but this year I've heard reports of stripers at Westport and even north of there. Maybe they're expanding their range? Oooh, fingers crossed!
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Great job!!!

Hard to beat that feeling of getting a new species!!!

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I ask because I used to be a surf striper fanatic when I lived in San Mateo county. That just doesn't happen in my current neck of the the woods, but this year I've heard reports of stripers at Westport and even north of there. Maybe they're expanding their range? Oooh, fingers crossed!

Eric (loletaeric) posted a report maybe a year ago about catching them at the mouth of the eel river.... At least I think it was Eric. It was definitely the eel river.
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So, you were at salmon creek south beach? Close to bodega bay?


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I'm hitting the coast tomorrow for perch and hopefully striper on the fly.. trying to match the pattern


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ThreemoneyJ

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So, you were at salmon creek south beach? Close to bodega bay?


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I don't know of more than one salmon creek beach? It's a long ish beach and I guess I was near the middle? I just looked at the surf and picked a likely looking spot.
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Ok - let's try the question this way... how close (N/S) of the actual inlet of Salmon Creek?

Thanks!


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