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Jan 11, 2021 19:01:58   #
Loves to Fish Loc: Riverside, CA
 
Hi,
I’m Bill. I live in Riverside, CA.
New to California would like to know more about surf fishing in the Newport area.

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Jan 11, 2021 19:08:22   #
saw1 Loc: nor cal Windsor
 
Loves to Fish wrote:
Hi,
I’m Bill. I live in Riverside, CA.
New to California would like to know more about surf fishing in the Newport area.


Welcome Bill, sorry I live too far North of you to help. Good luck though.

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Jan 11, 2021 19:10:26   #
Loves to Fish Loc: Riverside, CA
 
Hi thanks anyway.

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Jan 11, 2021 20:34:01   #
flyguy Loc: So. Padre Island, TX. 1 & 2, & S.E. MN. 3-12
 
Loves to Fish wrote:
Hi,
I’m Bill. I live in Riverside, CA.
New to California would like to know more about surf fishing in the Newport area.


Welcome to the Forum, Bill, Good luck!

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Jan 11, 2021 21:06:06   #
Wv mike Loc: Parkersburg area. Wv
 
Welcome aboard Bill several folks who are from ca. I’m sure someone will help

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Jan 12, 2021 02:06:08   #
Spiritof27 Loc: Lincoln, CA
 
I've never fished there, but it's well known for it's surf - that's where The Beach Boys were singing about - Surf City. I hear perch and halibut are plentiful. Surf perch don't get real big, so you'll want to go kinda light on your rod. There's a book available on Amazon - by Bill Varney called Surf Fishing: the Light Line Revolution. It's like 7 or 8 bucks. Get it. It's full of information about California surf fishing. Bill recommends plastic grubs, I like berkley sand worms and crabs - sand crabs are easily foraged and harvested right at the beach, shrimps and squids are pretty good, and if you want to just concentrate on the halibut get you a luckycraft surf pointer and show that. Be safe and don't turn you back on the surf. Get that book and good luck.

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Jan 12, 2021 04:33:06   #
Loves to Fish Loc: Riverside, CA
 
Thank you. I have that book. And thanks for the tip about Lucky Craft. Not new to surf fishing (I’m from the East Coast) just new to SoCal.

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Jan 12, 2021 08:24:19   #
dbed Loc: Brock, Nebraska southeast Ne.
 
Welcome to the forum

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Jan 12, 2021 15:23:18   #
Whitey Loc: Southeast ohio
 
Welcome aboard loves to fish. We all like pics. Good luck. Google and YouTube are your friends you might check that out

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Jan 12, 2021 16:21:43   #
Spiritof27 Loc: Lincoln, CA
 
If you like to eat what you catch, you should target the halibut and cabezon. Cabezon's meat is blue (some people say green) but it turns white when it's cooked and they're one of the tastiest fish you're ever gonna eat. They like to hang out around rocks and sharp drop-offs. On that note, surf perch are not bad table fare either.

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Jan 12, 2021 16:25:06   #
Loves to Fish Loc: Riverside, CA
 
Thanks I’m pretty much catch and release. (Never cared for the taste of fish except shrimp)
If I know before I go that a friend wants them I’ll keep a couple.

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Jan 12, 2021 16:44:23   #
Spiritof27 Loc: Lincoln, CA
 
Loves to Fish wrote:
Thanks I’m pretty much catch and release. (Never cared for the taste of fish except shrimp)
If I know before I go that a friend wants them I’ll keep a couple.


Well if you happen to catch a cabezon you should try it, very firm mild meat - delicious in tacos!

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