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Old 08-01-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Default Surf fishing need some pointers

Needing some tactics and direction for surf fishing in mid August.
What kind of fish to be fishing for in mid August?
Lures or live bait?
Are the reds still around the surf at that time "Aug."

Your input is greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-02-2012, 12:17 PM   #2
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The kind of fish that are around are tons of small catfish, whiting, and some pompano. Whiting will eat fresh dead peeled shrimp, pompano will eat fresh dead peeled shrimp and live sandfleas. The best time for me is right at sunrise around 6:00 . The catfish are eating everything so try to stay away from them. As far as lures go, pompano jigs are gonna be your best bet but shrimp and sandfleas are gonna do better.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:55 PM   #3
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The kind of fish that are around are tons of small catfish, whiting, and some pompano. Whiting will eat fresh dead peeled shrimp, pompano will eat fresh dead peeled shrimp and live sandfleas. The best time for me is right at sunrise around 6:00 . The catfish are eating everything so try to stay away from them. As far as lures go, pompano jigs are gonna be your best bet but shrimp and sandfleas are gonna do better.


I agree, but jigs tipped with a tad of sweetener and teaser will work just as well as the shrimp and sandfleas. BTW; How do you 'stay away' from the catfish?

You can cover more water with a jig. C2
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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What do u mean by sweetener and teaser?
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:35 PM   #5
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What do u mean by sweetener and teaser?
i think he means tip the jigs with a little bit of shrimp
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:37 PM   #6
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Yea the cats are thick I try to feed all of them to the herons.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:53 PM   #7
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Dealing with "Hard Heads" or cat fish. Is not very fun. Do u guys fish the bay very much? I don't remember what the locals were calling it,
But it's just a little canal I believe it's Little Lagoon right off of west 182.
Any ways u can wade out pretty far then it just drops off deep. How has the fishing been there if any one knows?
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:22 PM   #8
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What do u mean by sweetener and teaser?
I tip my jigs with a bit of fresh cut market shrimp or a piece of Gulp!. Use a small piece as to not disrupt the jig action.

I use a teaser which is essentially a hook with hair, tied on a loop knot above the bottom jig. I love pink/white or chartreuse/white.

On the bottom, I use a teaser tied back to back on a loop knot with the jig.

Most of my hits are on the teaser(s). C2
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Thank u so much guys I'm going to try my luck with jigs and
a bit of sweet n' tease.
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What size oz. jig do u recommend?
And do u recommend feathered, or more of a plastic jig?
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