- Jan 30, 2020
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..