Surf Fishing Rods – Best Bang for the Buck

Surf fishing, like most other types of fishing, has some specialized gear for the conditions you’ll be fishing in. One of those specialized pieces of equipment is Surf Fishing Rods. Surf fishing Rods are longer and heavier duty than standard freshwater or bay fishing rods.   The extra length is for casting baits longer distances […]


What is Surf Fishing?

  Maybe you’ve been at the beach with the family and noticed people with long rods casting out into the surf, or watched fishermen wade out into the waves bobbing up and down in the surf and chunking baits. Perhaps you’ve only seen surf fishing or beach fishing mentioned on fishing blogs or message boards, […]

Intro to beach fishing

Surf Fishing Follets Island Texas

  The Texas Coast offers a multitude of beach fishing destinations. Follets Island/Surfside Beach, is another great example of that. The island lies just across the San Luis Pass toll bridge from Galveston Island and extends for approximately 15 miles southwest to the small coastal community of Surfside Texas. Nearly the entire length of beach […]


Surf Fishing Galveston Texas

Galveston Island Texas is a 27-mile-long barrier island that lies about 50 miles southeast of Houston Texas. A hugely popular vacation destination being so close to one of the targets Metro areas in the country. It’s not without good reason. There are so many attractions and activities available, literally something for everyone. Plenty of Hotels, […]


Matagorda Beach Fishing

Matagorda Beach Texas is a 22-mile stretch of sand and shell located approximately 100 miles south of Houston where the Colorado River meets the Gulf of Mexico. Less popular, and much less developed than Galveston and Padre islands, Matagorda Beach offers some great surf fishing opportunities.   Destination Matagorda Texas     Drive south on […]


Best Baits for Fishing the Beach

You’re thinking of taking the family down to the beach for a little vacation and want to try a some surf fishing while you’re there. Beach fishing can be a lot of fun, exciting and productive. You never know what might grab your line. We’ve covered the basics of Surf fishing in earlier posts, in […]


Fishing Padre Island 8/4/2019

The weather was great with green water to the beach. Time for another Padre Island National Seashore adventure! Destination Padre Island In Texas we are blessed to have 367 miles of coast line along the Gulf of Mexico. Including several beautiful stretches of beach with public access. All of which have good fishing opportunities for […]


Introduction to Fishing from the Beach

INTRODUCTION TO FISHING FROM THE BEACH   What is it about the beach? Maybe it’s the sound of the waves, the cool sea breeze, the warm sun, the sand between your toes. Their seems to be something primal about the beach, something ingrained in our DNA that draws us back to mother ocean. Oh yeah, […]


About Me

Welcome to “The Beach Angler”. A site for everything about fishing the beach and surf. MY STORY My name is Rex, and for the past 50 plus years, I have been running the beach. Everything from surfing the waves, driving, camping and yes, fishing for all that will pull on your line. I have been […]