Author: Anthony Rubeo
Surf Fishing at Oregon!
Out here on the West Coast, we get Pink Fin year round, they average between one to three pounds. They like to eat Mole Crabs, which we call Sand Fleas. Sand Fleas are easy to grab with your hands and are readily available at the edge of the surf line. On a good day you can grab a dozen in about 10 minutes. You really have an endless supply fishing from the beach. For those that prefer to buy bait the Gulp 2” Sandworms are popular. They look like the hundreds of little sandworms that get stirred up in the surf on an outgoing tide.
Rod: Rods that work for surf perch are 10 feet in length or longer and are rated for up to 5 ounces, although rods rated up to 2 ounces have better sensitivity and are more enjoyable to fight the fish.
Reel Size: Reels should be in the 4000 to 6500 size depending on the rod length and should balance the rod out.
Line: I like yellow Bullbuster 40lb braid on my reel so I can see the line in the surf. I like a 20lb Mono bumper of at least 9 feet because perch can be line shy.
Hooks: Hook size should range from size 4 through 2/0 I like bait holders and circle hooks.
Rig: I like to run a hi-low rig.
How to tie a dropper loop for the Hi-Low Rig
Weight: I like to run a 2-4oz Pyramid weight but adjust that based on the surf conditions.
Bait: Gulp 2” Sandworms or Mole Crabs
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