Life Death and The Importance Of Personal Flotation Devices For Surf Fishing

The importance of personal flotation devices for surf fishing

Surf fishing is my favorite type of fishing. Catching fish while standing on the beach or wading in the surf is both thrilling and therapeutic. But if you are going to be wading in the surf, you should wear a personal floatation device (life jacket). You will encounter waves, currents, and sometimes unpredictable weather. Because … Read more

The Good The Bad And The Ugly Of Rip Currents 8 Tips for Beach Fishing Safety

Rip currents and beach fishing - aerial view of rip currents forming along the beach

Rip currents along the beachfront can be your best friend or your worst nightmare. They are great places to look for feeding fish in the surf, but if you get swept off your feet by one, they can be deadly. So, what exactly are Rip Currents? Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water … Read more

7 Tips For Dealing With Seaweed And Vegetation While Surf Fishing

Dealing with Seaweed while surf fishing - Nice red drum on the beach with a line full of seaweed.

If you’ve ever spent any time surf fishing, you know that seaweed is just sometimes par for the course. It’s a natural part of coastal ecosystems, but as a fisherman, seaweed can make your outing challenging, to say the least. Surf fishing in these conditions requires a certain finesse and an understanding of how aquatic … Read more

The Pros And Cons Of DIY Surf Fishing Versus Surf Fishing Charters

DIY surf fishing - Bikini-clad lady angler jumping a wave in the surf while holding her rod and reel above the water

If you’re new to surf fishing, or even if you’ve been doing it for years, at one time or another you’ve probably considered hiring a guide for a surf fishing charter. Anglers hire charters for nearly every other kind of fishing. And, you can do the same for surf fishing. Although there are not as … Read more

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using Live Bait For Saltwater Fishing

Live bait for saltwater fishing - a pair of hands cradling a large live shrimp.

Using live bait for saltwater fishing, and any fishing for that matter is a tried-and-true method steeped in tradition. Ask any seasoned angler and they’ll confirm that the use of live bait can often tip the scales in their favor. From enticing finicky game fish to providing the ultimate match the hatch natural presentation, live … Read more

Kastking Kapstan Elite Saltwater Spinning Reel Review 6 Quality Reels

Kastking Kapstan Elite saltwater spinning reel review featured image with Jen from @huntress_jen7 standing in the water with the sun setting in the background

You’ve probably seen all the ads recently for the new Kastking Kapstan Elite Saltwater Spinning Reel. I have too and decided to check it out for myself and share with you my impressions. But first, I’m going to kick things off by taking a closer look at the KastKing brand. QUICK LOOK The Kastking Kapstan … Read more

How To Catch Pompano in the Surf 7 Tips And Techniques For Targeting This Tasty Fish

How to catch Pompano in the surf featured image - 4 nice pompano on the tailgate of a surf anglers pickup

As the weather begins to cool in the fall, the Florida Pompano begins to show up in the surf along the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to Texas. Dedicated surf anglers gear up to target these tasty and hard-fighting members of the jack family. But, how to catch Pompano in the surf? … Read more

Fisherman’s Paradise: Unleashing the Secrets of Surf Fishing in Virginia Beach

Surf fishing in Virginia Beach featured image - photo taken while wading in the surf and looking back at the beach and beach houses

Virginia Beach is a popular destination for both vacationers and surf fishing enthusiasts. The city’s location on the US Atlantic coast, at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, makes it an ideal spot for catching a variety of fish species. Come along and we’ll cover everything you need to know about surf fishing in Virginia … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Saltwater Fishing Lures: 5 Tips to Choose and Use the Right Ones on Your Next Fishing Trip

saltwater fishing lures featured image - Lady angler holding a Spanish mackerel she caught using a saltwater fishing lure

Saltwater fishing lures are another important tool for any serious angler to have in their tackle arsenal. In fact, there are some “purists” who only fish with lures. They enjoy the challenge of fooling fish with artificials. I get that, but then there are those like me who simply want to catch fish and will … Read more

Casting Dreams: 7 Important Factors to Navigating the World of Saltwater Fishing Rods

Saltwater Fishing Rods - Bikini clad lady angler standing at the back of a boat checking on her saltwater trolling rod.

If you’re an angler who loves saltwater fishing, then you know how important it is to have the right equipment. One of the most important pieces of equipment is your fishing rod. Saltwater fishing rods are designed to handle the unique challenges, and environment, of fishing in the ocean, including strong currents, big waves, corrosive … Read more