Going to visit Oxnard for the weekend.. fishing help!!

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  1. Henry7o7

    Henry7o7 New Member

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    Hello everyone.. I am going to be making a trip to oxnard this weekend.. would like to put some time into fishing.. I did some research and Ventura seems to be my best bet.. i will be trying my luck out sat morning...

    hows the surf perch fishing?
    any good spots?
    what rigs (hook size, weight size, line size)??
    baits to use?

    I am not to familiar with the area.. so any help we be much appreciated..
     
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    MrPukaShell Well-Known Member

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    Hello Henry,

    I would fish EmmaWood State Beach area going North. 7 to 8 foot Spinning rod with 4-6 lb test line. Gulp Camo Sand Worms in the 2 inch size. Carolina Set up with a 1/2 oz egg sinker. Should be able to catch some perch. Keep on the move and look for holes and rips. If you have a long rod, double dropper loop with squid for sand sharks or a shot at a ray. Good luck and post some pics
     
  3. Joey805

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    Robert nailed it. Surf fishing is your best bet right now. Emma Wood area is a good place to start, then head up the coast from there. I've done good at Santa Claus lane too.

    40% chance of rain on Saturday so it won't be very crowded.
     
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    thanks for all the info!!! http://www.getbentsportfishing.com/forum/images/smilies/rockon.gif really helpful... I will try my luck sat morning... what about fresh bait? or should I just stick with the sand worm??
     
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    Camo berkley gulp sandworms are hard to beat for perch. If you're want sharks or rays, squid and cut mackerel work well on a high/low rig.
     
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    Joey is right about the rain. I'm shooting for Sun AM, Carp State beach or if waves are to big Santa Claus Lane, but I use Motor Oil Red Flake grubs, both work well. C rigged on light line. Not to light though, have caught halibut and leopards on that little grub, #1 baitholder hooks, little bigger than some use but less throat hooked perch, could even crush the barb for pure C & R.
    Good luck
     

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