Grunion run 2017

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  1. sargo

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    This is my fist time going to fish during a run, please tell me this is prime time for surf fishing
     
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    After you catch some put a live one on and cast out...I have caught some big calicos and halibut...usually in the summer but it is worth the try if you are already there!
     
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    Havent been to a grunion run since elementary school.
     
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    All I needed to hear, I'm going to try to so get out a few times during the different run times
     
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    Let us know how you do...they are great bait frozen...I would get 1/2 a 5 gallon bucket and put about 10 or so in bags....freeze them and use them all year from the surf...they stay on very well and the Calicos love them!
     
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    Best to go during, before, or after each run?

    Which beaches? While back many years ago, I went just to see the run it was mission beach area.
     
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    Many north county beaches have little sand. Find sand first.

    Biggest run I ever saw was MB.

    Jim
     
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    What part of the bay?
     
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    Not the bay. Mission Beach
     
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    If you are waiting for them to come in and see a few, don't just start picking them up. My grandpa swears that the first ones are scouts to see if there's any danger. Wait a few minutes until there are hundreds/thousands of them before you start picking them up. Otherwise they'll spook and go somewhere else. Not 100% sure if it's true or not, but we always did it just in case and always had huge success. If your grandpa tells you to do something, you just kind of trust it.
     
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    Us old guys know a few things.

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    I took my kids to an educational lecture on the grunion runs at UCSD, and they said the same thing. The first few are scouts and not to bother them.
     
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    2nd and third nights has always been good for me. Plenty of beaches and spots all over San Diego. Well looks like Ill have no sleep next week.
     
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    It sounds like many of us will be out there for this. We need a grunion shore pounders session.
     
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    So anyone heading out the first week? Where are you headed? I have a promising area at IB I might hit us and snag some bait and see if can catch anything lurking in the water
     
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    ib is contaminated right isnt it? how long is the doo doo gonna lurk
     
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    Good to know, haven been there in in 2 years
     
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    You mean go 3 days after the initial run?
    From the schedule above seems they are running cosecative nights.
     
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    Might go on the first night at blacks beach maybe. It's secluded enough that there wouldn't be tons of people. Not sure if it is a good spot though. I haven't been grunion hunting in San Diego before. Only Santa Monica.
     
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