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Surf Fishing in Alameda

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hi,

Born and raised in Alameda and fished here my whole life except for the beach.

So I live across the street from the beach for the last eight years and I always see people fishing but I never thought to keep track of where and when they were fishing.

So what works well out here; bait (what kind) or hair raisers and broken backs? In coming of outgoing? Moon? Time of year?

I am using a Shimano 6500 Bait Runner with a 9 and 12 foot Okuma Longitude.

Thanks so much -- I feel like a dofus but, that was the one place my dad and I didn't go.

See ya

ookiihito
post #2 of 15
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Originally Posted by ookiihito View Post
Hi,

Born and raised in Alameda and fished here my whole life except for the beach.

So I live across the street from the beach for the last eight years and I always see people fishing but I never thought to keep track of where and when they were fishing.

So what works well out here; bait (what kind) or hair raisers and broken backs? In coming of outgoing? Moon? Time of year?

I am using a Shimano 6500 Bait Runner with a 9 and 12 foot Okuma Longitude.

Thanks so much -- I feel like a dofus but, that was the one place my dad and I didn't go.

See ya

ookiihito

Welcome aboard. What beach, Alameda beach?
post #3 of 15
Alameda Rock Wall

the only spot over there I know

welcome to the boards
post #4 of 15
Crown Beach. Don't know much about it. Nice parking lot.
post #5 of 15
I spent many a day at that beach as a kid back when it had a amusement park and it was the place to cruise but I don't think I would consider it Surf Fishing. Look here for the olden days. Post cards, Alameda pc2
www.Alamedainfo.com
post #6 of 15
I've lived in Alameda for the last 20 years and been fishing it for most of that time. I don't usually fish the beach but know people who do. If you like bait fishing theres a decent striper bite that kicks off usually in the late summer . Most fish caught on grass shrimp and some on chovies 2 hours before the top of the tide fishing through the outgo.

I've never tried plugging there because when the fish are running the bait lines are all over the place. If you go to the beach on a minus tide you'll see that its very shallow for about 200yds out with no holes or structure, which is another reason I haven't plugged there. If you like mud marlin you can catch them all day there.

I'd rather plug up the stripers and halibut in the countless other Alameda/ Oakland spots.


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post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
thanks, bigrod!
post #8 of 15
You need a pump and krazy string and look for the mini volcanos. Because oft he spot rule posted here that is all I can say. I fished Alameda from 1966-1997.

Good luck
post #9 of 15
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You need krazy string.



I know what the other stuff is for, but how is the Krazy String used?
post #10 of 15
What the pump is used for, the krazy string helps keep on the hook.
post #11 of 15
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What the pump is used for, the krazy string helps keep on the hook.



Ohhh you mean miracle thread for the ghosts of the mud flats.
post #12 of 15
Bingo!
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
...and I have not caught one shrimp in last two times out. Saw lots of volcanoes. How deep do you go down? I tried at an angle, straight down, down deep, down shallow and nothing. Are they seasonal?

Got two worms today -- then I lost them!

Any help appreciated.

Thanks!
post #14 of 15
Just one full pull should bring up the sand&mud mixture up then swing it aside and push down on the handle this action should drop the mud&sand combo first then the shrimp should be right behind the mixture. Grab the shrimp quickly or it will dig its way back into the sand. Good luck and have fun.
post #15 of 15
When I was a teenager, I used to pump my own ghost shrimp. I would have the best success at the bottom of a negative tide. I think someone said it earlier, look for the holes with bubbles coming out. It took me about 2-3 hours to pump 5-6 dozen, which would last me the week. Now in my old age I'm not able to do that much hard labor, so I just buy them.
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