1/28/19 Sea Update

Ted here for Out to Sea,

This past weekend proved to be a pretty packed one down here on the breakwater, with Whalefest going on we had loads of divers in the water, and loads of tourists on the water. Conditions inside the bay have been holding poor/fair, with strong surge and relatively low visibility being reported.

Ocean conditions have been laying low the past couple of days, and are forecasted to remain for the next 24hrs. Low/moderate swells with little to no wind waves are being reported by the buoys. Rain and wind is predicted for later in the week so keep an eye out for deteriorating conditions as the week progresses.

Fishing from shore has slowed a bit with this new low front approaching, but surf perch and smaller rockfish are still showing up inside the bay. Striper are remaining decent in the local river mouths, but the numbers are down from the past couple of weeks. Big Sur is still producing quality fish for people willing to get down there. With the smaller swells and diminished winds I got a chance to fish some of my favorite spots down there and managed a solid 27” lingcod on the 1oz Coolbait with a Banned in Bulgaria, 6” chartreuse tail.

Crabs are getting caught pretty decent up north of the canyon for people willing to run north, with very few being caught on the Monterey side.

Till next time, stay safe and tight lines!

Ted Reimer