The surf shark season is underway and it has started off strong. Sharks have been caught from every county in SoCal the past few weeks. Sevengills and Soupfin in San Diego and Ventura County, Big Sevengills in LA county and Great whites in Orange County, The list is almost being updated almost bi-weekly just to keep up with the growing catches from the surf.
San Diego’s bite has been spotty, but producing good numbers of larger breeding sharks. Many of the sharks have bite marks on them and the males are completely engorged while looking to make future generations of sharks. Both Soupfin and Sevengills are the best bets with some Bat Rays just finally starting to show in the surf.
Orange County has struggled to find Sevengill and Soupfin sharks, but there is no shortage of Great White’s around. Many Great white’s have been caught up there and Matty P’s girlfriend got quite possibly the first Great White for a girl off SoCal beaches! Epic fishing indeed.
Los Angeles has had a spotty bite of Sevengills, but a new member of the forum has been putting his time in and got 3 nice Sevengills in 3 hours to 8 feet! That is good fishing in anyone’s books.
Ventura County has been the Hot Bed of action lately. Not only are the numbers of Sevengills there unbelievable, but they are BIG! Quite a few fish over 100″ have already been caught up there as well as some of the more rare Soupfin Shark. If you have a chance to search out and fish a Ventura Beach, I’d do so!
Most sharks are being caught on the incoming tide and mostly on good sized chunks of mackerel or mackerel heads. Bonito is probably one of the better baits for them, but has been fairly scarce as of late.
Follow the link to Chad’s story on the forum. While you are there, be sure to read all of the other reports and check out the final standing for the Saturday Night Bat Fight-X!