Pier Fishing Tips

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.

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.

Reading the Surf

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.

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.