• Winter Surf Perch

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 #239618  by jake_k
 Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:35 pm
hello all,

I am headed to long beach wa over the new years vacation. I have caught surf perch during the summer but never during the winter. Is there anything different I can be doing during the winter vs. the summer as i walk down the beach

Thank you
 #239621  by TrackerPro16
 Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:30 pm
Well, all I can tell you is what I have seen from the plethora of vids I watched on Wa and Or surf fishing. Looks the same except colder. And may rain. And the Ocean ‘may’ be a bit angrier at times and send a rogue wave your way... From what I have seen guys use everything from shrimp to Roostertails and catch fish all year long. But not all the time.
 #239623  by The Quadfather
 Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:55 pm
I do this a fair amount, and time of year has made no difference. If you aren’t getting fish, then keep moving. Just extra careful in the surf.
I think those Berkley gulp sandworms are as good as anyhing, and they stay on your hook.

Pretty easy fishery.
 #239903  by rdnzl
 Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:36 pm
Good fishing in the wintertime, but as stated above, be VERY careful. Rogues waves, and even driftwood and other junk can knock you down. I have done quite well between Grayland and Tokeland.