Monterey Bay

Castroville, California

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This bay features some of central California’s most beautiful coastline. Combine excellent saltwater fly fishing, abundant sea life, famous golf links, resorts, shopping, and fun attractions, and you can easily find an excuse to fly fish in this area. Monterey Bay is a 90-mile crescent curving from the city of Santa Cruz on the north to Point Pinos and Monterey’s Cannery Row at the south. The bay features more than two dozen beaches and 40 miles of beachhead. Types of Fish: Striped bass, rockfish, blue shark, halibut, jack smelt, surfperch. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.

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"This bay features some of central California’s most beautiful coastline. Combine excellent saltwater fly fishing, abundant sea life, famous golf links, resorts, shopping, and fun attractions, and you can easily find an excuse to fly fish in this area. Monterey Bay is a 90-mile crescent curving from the city of Santa Cruz on the north to Point Pinos and Monterey’s Cannery Row at the south. The bay features more than two dozen beaches and 40 miles of beachhead. Types of Fish: Striped bass, rockfish, blue shark, halibut, jack smelt, surfperch. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping."

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: Castroville
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Year-round
Local Contacts: Cleveland National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Monterey Bay

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May 2018