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Old 07-11-2015, 05:13 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I've been reading your stuff for a couple weeks, but just joined up today. We are heading to Grayton Beach this week, and I'm planning to do some surf fishing. What do you guys recommend for bait? I have a buddy in Gulf Shores, and he swears by what he calls "ghost shrimp." Can you catch find them on Grayton too? I know sand fleas are an option, but have no idea how to find them. What about live shrimp?

Also, I saw a few posts about the "unfair lure." Any insight into what that is? I prefer to use live bait so I can throw it out there and leave it while I play with the kids, but I'm not opposed to throwing some lures too if need be to mix it up. I've just never used a lure in the surf. I'm assuming you would just wade out and throw it in the trough?

Thanks for any insight you guys can give. I will hopefully post some pics of our catches this week!
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Old 07-11-2015, 06:00 PM   #2
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I'm nobody's expert, but for soaking bait; fresh peeled shrimp, sand fleas, squid, or cut bait. For lures, hard Rapala type jerk baits (the Unfair brand is supposed to be lights out), spoons, soft plastics bounced along the bottom back to you.
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Old 07-11-2015, 06:20 PM   #3
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I agree, fresh peeled shrimp is what I use in the surf. Just about any fish out there will eat them. You don't have to use a big piece either.
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. So far I've caught about 10 bluefish using a spoon or frozen shrimp. The bait shop close by said it's too hot for fresh shrimp, so I had to get frozen.
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Them blues are fun on light tackle.
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:09 PM   #6
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fleas are easy to find. check the sandflea thread from 07 or 08 someone just replied to it earlier and i reread it. there are pics on page 5 or after showing you what to look for. use a collander or a bucket with holes and a shovel. fleas and shrimp dont stay on the hook as well as squid. i use mullet i catch with my net and do ok in the surf. just use a 3 ounce pyramid you should be ok in the surf. good luck
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