Okay surf perch fans, here’s your chance to flash your mad skills: The 9th Annual Sand Crab Classic Perch Derby is coming to Santa Cruz on March 9, 2013. I’ve said it before…the event is about as much fun you can have on the beach with your clothes on!
Internationally renown charter skipper Mike Baxter, and kayak angler extraordinaire, Allan Bushnell, are the diabolical masterminds behind the Sand Crab Classic and they put on one hell of an event! So much so, in fact that it has a rabid following and sells out every year!
Before we get too far along here, it’s important to note that the perch derby has a higher calling than just being fun. Proceeds from the event go to the Monterey Bay Trout & Salmon Project, which raises salmon and steelhead for release into local waters.