Fishing in the Wind

Fishing in the wind can be one of those things that you often hear anglers complain about, but you will very rarely here me complain about the wind when fishing. Wind is your friend and yes it can be pain to cast, but you only need to adjust your fishing technique and you will be very successful.

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Fishing Jerkbaits

Fishing a jerkbait can be a fantastic way to locate fish and catch a limit in short working order. A jerkbait fished correctly will imitate an injured baitfish like no other bait. By using a jerk, jerk, pause presentation you will make your lure jump and dart then pause like a injured minnow or shad. If you use a continuous jerking motion you will effectively imitate a fleeing baitfish that doesn't want to be eaten.

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How to Make a Sand Spike

Sand Spike  Diagram

One of the most important accessories you can have with you when you go surf fishing is a sand spike, which is used to hold your rod while you are either waiting for a bit or just a place to put your rod while you rig your rod. I never go surf fishing without a sand spike of some sort.

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Reading The Beach

Reading the Surf -  Surf Fishing

You would think something like surf fishing would be as easy as walking down to the beach sinking a couple of sand spikes and throwing out some bait and waiting for a bite. That is what most people do when they go out surf fishing but there are things that you can do to make your chances of catching fish a whole lot better.

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Jetty Fishing Tips

Jetty Fishing Tips

Fishing from a jetty can be a great way to target a wide range of fish that come to inlets and jetty areas to feed. Some common fish species that are often caught around jetties are bluefish, striped bass (rockfish), little tunny (bonito), speckled trout, and red fish.

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Fish Finder Rig

Surf Fishing

So have you ever wondered what a fish finder rig was and how the heck do you use one when surf fishing. Fish finder rig are also referred to as 8nb8 or b8n8 or in simpler terms bait and eight. Which means basically a hook a swivel and a 8 oz pyramid sinker. Now you don't need to use an 8 oz weight in most cases and it' a handful to throw b8n8 into the surf.

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Shock Leader

One of the most important things to always use when fishing the surf with any weight 2 oz or better is a shock leader. A shock leader is a much heavier piece of line usually 40 to 60 lb test that you attach to your main line on your reel.

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Top Bottom Rig

Beach Fishing

A Top Bottom Rig is probably the most common and popular methods of surf fishing whether your fishing the banks of the Chesapeake or the Ocean Surf this rig will cover it all. There are many different Top Bottom rigs some of which you can make but I would recommend just spending a few bucks and get the pre-made rigs. The only Top Bottom rigs I use are the heavy-duty rigs, which are made a lot sturdier than their less expensive counterpart.

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Pier Fishing Tips, Tackle, Bait, and Locations

Pier Fishing

So you are looking to head out to a fishing pier to try your luck catching some fish from a pier. Fishing from a fishing pier can be tons of fun, but also can be a tad bit tricky to get use to. There are several things that you should learn about a fishing pier before heading out to see what you can catch. The first thing you need to know is what kind of fish is being caught at the pier.

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Surf Rods for the Beginner

Surf Rod

So you're going on vacation and you thinking about purchasing a surf fishing rod or you have decided to hit the beach and doing some surf fishing in search of stripers and other surf fish. Surf fishing is one of the most enjoyable things you can do on vacation or start as a hobby. What could be better than sitting on beach and watching the waves while waiting for something to take down a rod. And that's the real thrill your waiting on something to bite and you never know what that something might be.

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Surf Fishing Bait, Tips, & Tackle


Fishing in the surf is a great way to spend a day or night chasing the fish that call the surf their feeding grounds. Fish such Striped Bass (rockfish), Flounder, Whiting (kingfish), Bluefish, and Sharks are just a few fish that come to the surf to feed. Targeting these fish in the surf is done generally by using bait on a rig such as a fish finder rig or a Hi-Lo rig (top bottom) with a pyramid sinker in the 4 to 10 oz range depending on wind and surf conditions. There are several different baits, which work well in the surf depending on what type of fish you are pursuing.

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Fishing with Cut Bait for Stripers, Catfish, Bluefish


So you heard about fishing with cut bait and wondered what all the fuss is about? Fish love cut bait especially bottom feeders like catfish and saltwater species such as striped bass, blue fish, drum, etc.. Surf casters have been using cut bait for as long as people have been fishing the surf, but the boat anglers have stayed clear of chucking bait chunks, which makes me wonder why?

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Fishing Tips - Surf Fishing Line


You getting ready for this seasons surf fishing expeditions and you think about line again and what's the best surf fishing line available. This is a can of worms I getting ready to open up, but here I go anyway. Surf fishing line can be broken down into two categories mono and braid and which one is better is up for discussion, but I personally prefer mono over braid due to lack of wind knots and it not tearing up my rods and reels.

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