Originally posted by: fish_4_all on 3/27/2007 4:53:51 PM
I have heard a lot of talk about surf fishing out East and I am glad I live in the west. Here I can go out with a trout rod and a 1/4 ounce of lead and catch my limit of 15 perch in about 4 hours on a slow day. Casting about 40-75 feet and simply fishing a piece of glass/ghost shrimp on a sliding sinker and about 24" leader. Yah I see the old times out there fishing with 14 foot rods and 6 ounces of lead but I outfish them every time I go and I know many others that do the same thing.
I am curious though why it seems you have to cast so far over there when you can wade deep enough to be eaten by a bullshark why can't you catch perch where you would have been standing so the sharks can't eat you. <!--graemlin::p-->
It isn't only perch either. I have hooked 30lb lingcod closer than I could reach with the end of my 8'6" rod, sea bass at a flipping distance, and Kelp Greenling in a hole I actually slipped into and got wet up to my wallet. Granted it was on the jetties but no casting required. I guess we just have it easy over here, either that or the fish aren't as smart. <!--graemlin::D-->