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Message started by 9ft4wt on Jun 10th, 2009, 11:00am

Title: water temps
Post by 9ft4wt on Jun 10th, 2009, 11:00am

What impact does water temp have on the surf fishing. What is the ideal range sort of overall for the most species? Does it flucuate much? Changes caused by winds, off shore currents, both or other factors.

thanks

9ft4wt

PS You guys seeing any Corbina, yet?


Title: Re: water temps
Post by lingcod on Jun 11th, 2009, 10:28pm

9 wt.

Here is a link to a blog on Garry Bulla's web site.

http://www.garybulla.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=4449

Garry Bulla is a local flyfisher and legend around here.  The blogs on his site cover most of the CA. South Coast.  Things are a little slow but the water is warming up.

Joseph

Title: Re: water temps
Post by 9ft4wt on Jun 12th, 2009, 5:56am

Thanks, Joseph. Starting to get excited about this trip.

9ft4wt

Title: Re: water temps
Post by Forum Admin on Jun 12th, 2009, 8:45am

The water does get warmer in summer. The only bad thing is the red tides which can kill off everything in an area. Winds and strong swells can cause turbidity and uproot kelp which makes fishing difficult. There are a lot of kelp beds so when broken kelp gets washed into the beaches it makes things messy. Water temps this time of year are about 63

Corbina, as well as halibut are being caught now.

Gary Bulla's Forum will have a lot of discussion on current conditions in Southern California:

http://www.garybulla.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=6

and the Artful Angler fly shop (805 566-5900) will have the specific local information for Santa Barbara area.

The saltwater section of the Kern River Fly Fishing Forum also has some information:

http://www.kernriverflyfishing.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=surf


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