The Fall Surf Shark Run Has Begun. There are fish around in the summer, but the crowded beaches and or late nights usually deter much of the fishing for surf sharks that don’t have saddle markings (Leopards). That and the summer brings in a host of bait thieves like shovelnose, round rays etc that just destroy your baits with generally not getting hooked.
September usually is the start of the Soupfin and Sevengill season for us down here in Southern California. Generally, it is a fish or two here and there and slowly picks up as the winter progresses. It peaks during the spring when seeing 4-8 sharks caught per session is not at all uncommon.
Sasquatch got this started with a beautiful 74″ Soupfin Shark this week and hopefully many more will follow now there is a crispness to the morning air and the summer crowds are thinning out.