Surf perch on lures?

nikita_pdx

Member
I’ve been using long light rods (okuma rockaway ml 11’, m 12’) for surf perch using bait but I want to try using spinners and spoons, and maybe even jerkbaits. I was at Tierra Del Mar the other day and a guy was using a red curly tail grub and orange rooster tails and he caught three surf perch while I caught nothing. Are lures really this effective in the NW? I’m thinking about getting a shorter lighter rod for artificial applications (Daiwa saltist lightaction surf) but I want to know if anyone else has had luck using lures in the surf..
 

C_Run

Well-known member
I saw a guy catch one on a Blue Fox while salmon fishing on one of the small rivers on the south coast. The tide was coming in and we were close to the mouth. I'll stick with sand shrimp myself.
 
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Diehard

Member
Sand shrimp tails work great never tried anything else and you can dig them for free at low tide in the bay behind old mill marina&campground if your fishing near there good luck
 
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