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not how BIG your Rod is. But, how you use it!
Fishing the Texas Surf, A day
trip for 2-3 people.
Over the years I've fished all
types of waters. But my all time favorite is SURF
FISHING! The Texas Gulf offers us miles and miles of
Beaches with abundant opportunities for great fishing adventures.
Following are a few tips on making your first or next Surf
Fishing trip a more enjoyable experience.
My suggestion is
to be at the location by Daybreak.
- SUN BLOCK: (With the
highest SPF you can find, Sunburn can ruin the trip by
- LIQUIDS: Bottled water
& 2-5 Gallons of TAP Water (For Washing &
- FOOD: Cold cuts,bread,
Cheese...etc...enough for the trip.
- Ice, ICE, ICE: (for the catch and beverages)
- BABY POWDER: (Next best
thing to a bath or shower.)
- FOLDING CHAIRS
- CLOTHES: Old long sleeve
shirt(s),Change of clothes & Towels.
- SOAP: (Dish, Hand, Body,
- TARP or some sort of shade
cover with 4 poles, stakes and nylon rope to tie it down.
- 2 small fishing rods with
light line (For casting in the surf or for catching your
- 2-4 Long Rods from 10 - 15
Feet in length (I prefer a 12 foot rod. but 15' is ideal)
- 4-6 PVC (plastic pipe) Rod
Holders at least 4 - 6 Feet long.
- 2 Bait Buckets (shrimp If
any in one bucket and small baitfish in the
- LANDING NET (large) and/or
a GAFF (For Sharks/Sting rays)
available, Best bait is caught at the fishing spot!)
- STRINGER: 10 - 15' long
(For keeping any large catches)
- TERMINAL TACKLE: LEADERS,, Extra String,Weights etc.(Homemade
SPIDER WEIGHTS how-to)
- LIGHT: Lantern/Flashlight
(If your trip goes long)
- POWER: If you have a
generator and plug in lights...Use em! (The brighter the
better! If you plan on staying into the night)
Ok so now we have all of our
Supplies, Equipment, Bait (Bought at the coast). Its time to talk
about Finding a good campsite, Setting up your campsite,
Technique, Care for the catch, etc.. Just remember to have fun.
Don't put unnecessary pressure on yourself based on how much you
do or do not catch, Remember... There are no guarantees when
you're fishing. JUST HAVE FUN!
- MOST IMPORTANT! When you
stop to set up, go cast a POPPING
CORK in the
surf, Just in case...
- Camp Site should be an area
far from bathers, Surfers etc..
- Setting up your Campsite,
Details can be found in the TIPS -N- TRICKS section or MORE
TIPS -N- TRICKS
4) Rod holders (Set them Minimum 15 Yards apart,
Any closer is too crowded!)
Casting Try to get your Big
baits into the third Gut. Best cast is the PENDULUM for distance. This type of cast has about
been perfected by Nick Meyer, From Breakaway Tackle. He was kind enough to give a Demonstration
at the 1996 Surfcats Surf Fishing Tournament Weigh-In.
Nick, From the beach , Can out-cast those who wade out
into chest deep waters to get their bait out as far as possible.
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