Are there any salt water surf fishermen out there?
One of my biggest passions is standing in the sand and suds fishing for red drum , blues, spot, croaker, and flounder.
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Don't forget them stripers when they are runnin Mark. LOL! I like when ya can see them in the curl of the wave chasein bait fish.
My Dad took me surf fishing when I was a little boy (along time ago,LOL) ,that is how I got entroduced to fishing. I did a lot of surf fishing over the years in florida and texas. This kind of fishing is exilarating to say the least.
surf fishing is an experience that i will never forget! nothing like the waves beating at your feet while you got a line in the water! never caught anything though..... :p
Tanner, I lived in the New Orleans area for 10 years. We would surf fish at Grand Isle and have a ball. I caught quite a few Speckel Trout on a double rig. First time I went we could see all of the baitfish on top of the waves between the beech and where we where at. I then saw several fins cutting the water! Turned out to be Dolphin but it scared me silly for a minute. LOL:D
Just took it up this past year. Can't wait for the drum run in Oct!! You'll find me in the conga line on the point. That is, of course, if the NPS let's us :cursing:
I read a few weeks ago where parts of the banks will have park service vehicles on the beach to guide fishermen and their 4 wheel drives through turtle nesting areas.
sort of an escort service.
The surf is where I'm always at when we head to the beach. Got a 10' medium/heavy rod and an opus 6000 reel loaded with 260 yards of 25 line. Can launch the bait at least 250 feet. I love it. Going down to cape canaberal in 6 weeks to try and drag in a black tip. We went to the beach two weeks ago in the Gulf. Didn't catch any thing but a truck load of ladies. It was fun to bring the in though. Good luck with yalls surfcasting.
Mark: don't forget the whiting, I love to eat fresh whiting. I know what you feel I also love the surf. There is something special about being able to put your hook in the biggest pond in the world and a fish finding it.
I am planning to surf fish the third week in Oct. in Cherry Grove SC. Can anyone give me some pointers as to bait for that time of year. Last year I used shrimp and mackeral and did pretty good catching mostly small fish. This year I would like to up the odds of catching a drum or anything LARGE.
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OMOTO 7000 CSM - SILVERCL60X - BOCA POWEREDMC500 MAGNETIC BAITCASTER