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

Surf Fishing Maine 4 Top Spots For Fishing The Beaches Of The Pine Tree State

Surf Fishing Maine - Fisherman standing on a rocky shore and casting into the Maine surf

I’m always captivated by the rugged charm of the Maine coast, where the Atlantic Ocean kisses miles of varied shoreline. And anywhere the ocean meets shore there’s an opportunity for surf fishing. But Surf Fishing Maine? Yes, it is a thing and Maine has some great surf fishing for those willing to make a trip … Read more

The 7 Top Beaches For Surf Fishing In Texas Your Guide To Exciting Angling Adventures

Portuguese Man of War jelly fish on the beach with the surf and sunrise in the background

Surf fishing in Texas offers some of the most inviting beach destinations around with 367 miles of open Gulf shoreline, most of it typified by rather broad, sandy beaches. Combined with a comparatively mild climate that permits almost year-round use of this recreational resource, Texas is a surf anglers’ paradise. Follow along as we take … 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

The Art Of Reading The Beach 7 Tips For Successful Surf Fishing

Reading the Beach for Surfishing - J.T. McMahon and Kevin Stonebarger discussing where to try surf fishing.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: successful surf fishing isn’t just about having the right equipment or even the perfect bait. It’s also about reading the beach like a seasoned detective follows clues. That’s right, understanding the contours of the beach can be a game-changer when you’re trying to find and … 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

Saltwater Fishing Rod and Reel Combos: 5 Critical Factors to Choosing the Best Ones for You

Saltwater Fishing Rod and Reel Combos Featured Image - Lady angler standing in her boat holding up a nice red snapper with two of her Saltwater Rod and Reel combos behind her in the rod holders

Saltwater fishing is a fun, popular, and exciting type of fishing, one of my personal favorites actually. But, it does require some specialized gear. One of the most important pieces of equipment for any saltwater angler is your fishing rod and reel. They can be purchased separately, or as a combo where the rod and … Read more

Saltwater Fishing Australia: The Ultimate Fishing Adventure Down Under.

Saltwater Fishing Australia featured image: Charter boat hooked up with a large black marlin that is leaping out of the water behind the boat

If you’re looking for some of the best saltwater fishing in the world, look no further than Australia. With a vast and diverse coastline that spans over 35,000 kilometers (37,000 miles), Australia offers a wide range opportunities for anglers of all levels. Whether you prefer flats fishing, inshore fishing, beach fishing, fly fishing, or deep … Read more