At this very moment, we are willing to be that you are at work on a Wednesday and needless to say you might be finding yourself up to your neck in “TPS Reports” and desperately needing a break from the hustle & bustle of the “Real World”….
The key to a happy life, however, is remembering how to stay spontaneous and continuing to pursue your passions. And if you are a die hard fly-fisherman that might be a little depressing in Denver right now as the forecast has called for a high of 23 degrees later this week! So in the name of keeping your sanity, why don’t you open another window on your browser and Google: Expedia.com, and book yourself a short & cheap flight from Denver to San Diego, get a room on the beach and pack your fly rod! Mexican food & Margarita’s anyone?
Spotted Bay Bass make up the bulk of the catch. They are hard fighters on light tackle. Other popular sport fish include halibut, corvina & bonefish. Yes, we said Bonefish…
San Diego is the perfect quick & easy getaway from Denver. It’s a true salt-water trip on a budget you just can’t beat the ease & convenience of traveling to Southern California for a much needed winter break.
Pack your fly rod and waders and head to the surf and try fly-fishing for abundant populations of Surf Perch. Or, rent a kayak and head to San Diego Bay, Mission Bay, or any of the smaller lagoons around San Diego and go after spotted bay bass, leopard sharks, corvina, croaker & halibut. Not to mention many, many & many other species of fish that might bite your fly!
San Diego Bay, Mission Bay, and smaller lagoons provide walk & wade access. But for best results rent a kayak!
For best fishing pack a few spools with floating lines, and varying sinking lines. A 9 foot 6 weight will do the job for most of the fisheries in Southern California. Clouser Minnows and flies tied with pink will do well to imitate baitfish and shrimp. Hook sizes can range from 1/0 to small 6 or 8 sized salt water hooks. For the most part, Clouser Minnows tied in size 2 to 6 in colors like orange, pink and Chartreuse will hook plenty of spotted bay bass.
Kayak fishing at it’s best!
Or if you are sitting at the computer of a very high paying job, pat yourself on the back and book a guide trip for Mako Shark on The Fly!
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