|I had the day off yesterday and wanted to try a different venue than my usual Marin surf. Went to one of the San Mateo Coast beaches where I have done well previously. The surf looked alright, but 1.5 oz on the Carolina rigged grub got swept across the beach real quick. Headed down the beach seeking calmer water and I quickly found a classic "hole" in the surf area. I had been getting some pecks earlier but now at the hole I got hit right away and pulled in a nice 10" BSP. Kept on getting hit in this same hole for the next couple hours until it was time to go, just as the tide was starting to go out. The last hit was super solid and whatever it was broke me off. I can't remember the last time a fish broke me off, so it had to be something big.
Total of 7 perch from 8-10". Quite a blast on a beautiful day on the SMC.
PS. When Rebop mentioned he had caught a perch, and he seemed pretty thrilled by it, I had no idea he had caught it in a snare, which makes sense now given how happy he was about it.