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Grunion Run Schedule 2023

What is a Grunion Run? So you want to go on a grunion run. There are a few things you must know before you go. First, do you know what grunion are? For those not familiar, Grunion are a species of fish that leave the water at night to spawn on beaches during the spring […]

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The Historic Fishing Piers in California

Fishing has always been a big coastal activity in California, long before surfing became popular in the 1960’s. During the second half of the 1800’s and in the early 1900’s many long fishing piers were installed at beaches up and down the California coastline and on San Francisco Bay. Some were installed for access to […]

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Fishing at Central California Beaches

The Central California Coast has many places where you can fish right from shore (scroll down to see a list). There are several ways to fish at these beaches including dropping a line from rocky areas, fly-fishing, and casting live bait right into the waves. The central coast is also great for fishing from piers […]

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Fishing at Southern California Beaches

Beach fishing is a fun experience and Southern California has many locations to choose from (see our list at the bottom of this page). There are several ways to fish from shore including casting from rocky areas, fly-fishing, and using live bait right in the crashing surf. To make it happen you need to do […]

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California Free Fishing Days in 2023

And The Free Fishing Days for 2023 are…   … July 1st (Saturday) and September 2nd (Saturday) Every year the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) announces two Free Fishing Days. On these days, anyone ages 16 or older can go fishing without getting a sport fishing license. This includes at creeks, rivers, lakes, and […]

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Pier Fishing in California

Free fishing in California on public piers is a sport that is easy to get hooked on. Not only is ocean and bay pier fishing free in California (does not include piers on inland waterways), children under the age of 16 generally do not need a fishing license to fish from lakes and in the ocean directly. Over the […]

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Grunion Run Beaches, Where to See Them

Everyone keeps asking us to tell them where the best grunion run beaches in California are located. Well we have finally compiled all our notes to create a detailed list of beaches that have a high likelihood of a grunion run when they are happening. In general, these unique fish can be found during their […]

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California Grunion Run – What You Need To Know

It’s grunion season! If you have no idea what that means, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ll tell you all you need to know about one of Southern California’s most exciting traditions. So what are grunion? They comprise two species of sardine-like fish that are found only off the coast of Southern California […]

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