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    Senior Member Peepoe's Avatar
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    Re: Seacliff State Beach, Santa Cruz

    Didn't spend much time fishing from shore, a couple of guys were catching some small Surf Perch from shore.

    By the way, the last half of the pier is closed off due to safety issues. I was a dummy and thought I could stroll out there and use the pier early, but it was locked up till 8 AM.

    Other guys were catching Stripers, Halibut and Jack Mackerals. I caught two Surf Perch, tasty with onion powder and garlic. They were a REAL soft fillet though.

    One web page recommended using 6lb test for the surf rig. That was miserable, the surf had that tied up in a ball lickity-split. Went with heavier mono and that went well.

    In August I'll head down and try the pier at the boardwalk.

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    Re: Seacliff State Beach, Santa Cruz

    Sandcrabs #2 hook 4 Oz sinker no slack on line

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    Re: Seacliff State Beach, Santa Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso View Post
    Sand crabs. :)

    What he said!
    I am no expert, but. I have learned a few things at Marina St. Beach.
    Sand crabs, soft shell crabs. You have to weed through and find the ones with soft shells. It does make a difference.

    Perch will eat the gulp worms. I have not caught a striper on one.
    But I am new to the surf fishing world.

    Please get the reports out though.

    A t Marina today. I caught a smelt and small striper.
    saw several stripers caught though.

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    Re: Seacliff State Beach, Santa Cruz

    The pier usually sucks. Everybody fishes there. There's hella flies cuse the cement boat is full of bird crap. Soft shell sand crabs work best. But gulp sand worms can be effective also. Hair raisers or pencil poppers for stripers. Bayside marine has a hotline for fishing reports and they have a website they update a couple times a week on that area.

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    Re: Seacliff State Beach, Santa Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso View Post
    Sand crabs. :)
    My little ones love rounding up a bucket of sand crabs.

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    Re: Seacliff State Beach, Santa Cruz

    Sand crabs. :)
    Fungaiolo/Cacciatore/Pescatore

    -Lou (Louis)

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    Seacliff State Beach, Santa Cruz

    A spot at Seacliff just fell in my lap, want to do some surf fishing. I'm thinking Gulp red worms for Perch and maybe a hairraiser for Bass. But hell I don't know. Any suggestions guys? There is also a pier there. I'm up for catching any protein life form on the end of a fishing line.
    Last edited by Peepoe; 05-31-2018 at 12:23 PM. Reason: added last two sentences

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