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Surf Fishing for Pompano

    Fall is in the air and winter is just around the corner. Along the Texas Coast, the changing seasons bring cooler water temperatures and that brings schools of Pompano within casting distance of the beachfront. A hard fighting and great tasting member of the jack family, the Florida Pompano frequents the Texas surf […]

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Surf Fishing with Live Bait

    Surf fishing can be exciting and productive. You also get to spend time on the beach, so it’s all good. If you’re heading to the beach and thinking of doing some surf fishing, the question becomes, what bait to use. While I know there are those purists that prefer to fish only with […]

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Surf Fishing and The Tides

  When fishing the surf, it is very important to study the tides. Tidal movement and current will often trigger feeding activity along the beach front, and traveling the beach at high tide can be more difficult. The rising (or flood) tide water moves toward land and when it reaches its peak its called high […]

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Surf Fishing for Speckled Trout

  Of the many fish prowling the beach front, the Speckled Trout is one of the most sought after and prized by surf anglers. These hard fighting fish can be found roaming the surf from spring through fall along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic coast of the southeastern US. Specks […]

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Surf Fishing For Redfish

  Redfish, also known as Red Drum, Puppy Drum, channel bass, or Bull Reds roam the surf zones of the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts at various times of the year. Known for their hard fighting and great table fare, the Redfish is a highly sought after game fish. If you plan a trip to the […]

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Surf Fishing with Lures

  Surf Fishing can be both exciting and rewarding, and you’re on the beach, nothing wrong with that 😉 There is a variety of techniques for fishing the surf. Natural Baits, Live Bait, or artificial baits/lures. They all work and have their applications, but fishing with lures in the surf will allow you to cover […]

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Intro to beach fishing

Sand Spike – Surf Fishing Rod Holder

  When fishing the beach, and waiting for that big bite, a rod holder is a good tool to have. It will keep you from having to hold the rod yourself and allows you to deploy several rods at the same time. You can sit back and watch and wait, all the while your hands […]

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Surf Fishing – Planning A Trip – Outer Banks, NC

  Some of us, like myself, are lucky enough to live close to great surf fishing destinations. For the rest, some travel is required and it can be long distance trip. I thought it might help to go through the planning steps for a surf fishing vacation to a new and unfamiliar location. The world […]

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Bull Redfish From The Surf

      The Running of The Bulls   When Surf Fishing along the Gulf Coast, one of the most prized targets, is the Bull Redfish. Redfish or Red Drum, roam the beach front and will give you and your tackle a work out. Great sport to catch, they pull like a freight train and […]

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Saltwater Surf Fishing Rigs

Fishing the surf zone along the beach requires some specialized tackle. More often than not, there will be wave action and currents to deal with. In places, there will be various fish species that have some rather sharp teeth as well. I covered surf fishing rods in a previous post and in this article, I […]