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Basics
Location:
Santa Cruz

Description

More than a half mile in length, the pier offers several different types of fishing. Inshore, along the beach, an angler can fish most of the year for barred and calico surfperch, and most days will yield a few fish. Once in a while, an angler will also hook onto a skate, flounder, or small shark - usually a leopard shark. In addition, some people will bring a few mussels or worms and fish around the pilings themselves, just outside the breaker area. Their goals are primarily rubberlip, rainbow, and white seaperch as well as blackperch.

Fish:
Bass
Perch
Location:
Santa Cruz
Additional Details:

Open from 5 am to 2 am.

The pier has lights, fish cleaning stations, parking on the pier ($1 per hour but no charge from 10 pm to 9 am), limited benches, snack bars and restaurants, restrooms, and two bait and tackle shops, one where the pier first widens, and one out near the end.

Water Activities
  • Fishing
Basic Directions
Take Ocean Street south from Highway 1, turn right at Laurel Street,and follow it to Pacific Street, turn left and follow Pacific to the wharf.

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