I have not scheduled anything for a while, sorry about that! I have driven by this stretch of beach at the mouth of Topanga Canyon a number of times and have yet to try it...so let's do it! The beaches tend to be less crowded this time of year, so midday fishing is a good option. The high tide is at 1:54 on this day, so let's meet at the beach and start fishing about 11 am. That way we can fish the entire incoming tide, which is usually the best thing to do. Now, we often meet for a bite to eat before fishing, so if anyone would like, we can meet here:http://www.livinginthepalisades.com/76station/ There is a Taco Bell there, at 17299 PCH in Pacific Palisades, we can meet there at 10 am and then head up the coast to the Beach. I will be there at the Taco Bell for sure at 10am!
Also, if we are not catching any fish at Topanga, we can always go back south to Santa Monica and try there. Good fishing can be had from the sand there, and it just costs a few bucks to park. Also, if I decide to "pre fish" for our meetup, I'll post that here. Now, I have not posted an address here, so don't just hope your gps will get you there...from the 405, take the 10 freeway west to the beach, and go up the coast to Topanga Canyon. When you get to that point, you will either need to go up the coast a little further, make a u turn, and park along the beach near the mouth of the canyon, or....take a turn up the canyon, turn around somewhere, and come back down the canyon, and park along the beach. I have a silver ford ranger as of now, if things change I will let ya'll know...
The usual gear will work:
Rods[masked] feet spinning rods are good.
Spinning reels with 6lb test line.
#2 owner mosquito hooks, or another brand in the same size.
1/2 oz and 1oz egg shaped sinkers.
A few swivels
Bait: Berkley power bait sandworms in camo color, aka crack! The fish are addicted to em!
I will be trying a little flyfishing myself, so maybe I will be the oddball of the group, but I have had good success flyfishing in the waves!
I usually wear chest waders, but knee boots work well too. If you don't mind a little cold water, shoes and socks will work. No matter what you wear, bring an entire change of clothes to wear home, if you get a little wet, driving home is not much fun unless you are dry...
If you have not gotten your fishing license, please do, and make sure to get the ocean enhancement stamp with it, so you can fish the salt.
Bring sleeves, and sunscreen, you never know about the weather at he beach.
One last thing, weather can be tricky this time of year, if it is going to pour rain, or if a huge swell is predicted, that will cancel the event.
Any ?'s Are you in?