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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Surf Fishing...

2:31 pm - 60 degrees - mostly cloudy, on and off showers...

This past weekend we took a road trip to the Long Beach Peninsula to get away for a couple days, meet up with family and do some surf fishing for Perch.
 

The first day, the weather was cold, raining and windy but that didn’t stop Tony and Jack from surf fishing for sea perch off the sandy beach where the kids and I had been clam digging last month.  When Tony told me they were going to go surf fishing this trip, I wasn’t really expecting much, so you can imagine my surprise when Jack reeled in a huge Red Tailed Surf Perch on their second cast out!

Standing on the sandy shores of the Pacific Ocean, surf fishing.

Second cast out, and caught a huge Red Tailed Perch!
 
Heading back out to catch some more Perch.

Sea perch are abundant in the waters off the coast of Washington and Oregon year round, so a sunny day during the winter, or a cold and rainy day during late spring, you can still catch perch.

In between the changing of the tides, which is when you want to go surf fishing, we ran around town, drove on the beach and enjoyed time with family.

Did our good deed for the day and helped out a
couple girls who got their car stuck in the sand.

Saw a cute little seal pup in the surf.  Don't worry, we didn't
bother or touch the little seal pup.

During our short two-day getaway, the guys went fishing several times and caught quite a few Red Tailed Perch... none of which made it to the freezer.

That's a 12-inch cutting board!  Those are some big perch!

The morning catch.

The weather definitely wasn’t the best, but everyone still had a great time.

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