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Surf Fishing Outing at Rincon Beach
Join Bill Woods and others at the Santa Barbara County Beach at Bates Road for a morning of Surf fishing.
Beginners: Check out the introduction to Fly Fishing the Surf page under the "Outings" header on the main menu. It discusses gear and tactics. There will be some instruction and help with setup at the picnic tables at the County Park at 08:00AM. We will catch a falling tide during the morning's fishing.
READ THE INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING THE SURF. Come PREPARED with: 1) a 2018 CA Fishing License with Ocean Enhancement Stamp; 2) Chest Hi waders and overlapping rain top; 3) 6Wt to 8Wt Fly rod with full sink line and spool of 2X tippet for leader; 4) a few size 6 or 8 surf flies; and very important 5) a casting basket. You don't need an expensive casting basket to get started. A cheap plastic storage bin around 12x12 inches and 6 to 8 inches deep secured to your waist by a length of bungee cord will get you started. Read the Introduction!!!
Experienced surf fishers: When you've located a pocket of fish, please share with a beginner.
Those who can, will get together at one or more local restaurants for a spot of lunch before heading home.
Be sure to have your 2018 fishing license with the ocean enhancement available on line at: https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales/
January 13, 2018, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Rincon County Park @ Bates Road