a VirtualTourist member from Grayson
Do the grunion still run on the beaches between Oceanside and Carlsbad? According to the schedule, it should be June 26-29.
In Ocenside at Harbor Beach, Buccaneer Beach and St. Malo Beach possible. At Carlsbad State Beach or South Carlsbad State Beach. Times are: Sa 9:40 p.m. - 11:40 p.m.;Su 10:15 p.m. - 12:15 a.m.; Mo 10:50 p.m. - 12:50 a.m.; Tu 11:25 p.m. - 1:25 a.m. It is a four night gamble that they will appear. No light or sound on a smooth, moist sandy beach is the best way to spot them and wait under they appear in numbers to try to get them or photograph them, not the first scouts. Again, this is a miss or hit event at any Southern California beach. Remember that a valid fishing license is required for persons 16 years and older to take grunion and only by hand. Fun to watch. BTW, ask the Lifeguard station near the beach you want to go to for final verification.