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Old 05-29-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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OK Hello all. My first post and on June 9 thru 15 I will try to surf fish for first time EVER. Been reading up on it but I know I gotta do it. Freshwater fished all my life. Anyway Im gonna get a 10 foot rod with spinning reel with 30 pound mono and one of those saltwater surf kits, Does that sound reasonable. as for bait I guess shrimp or cut squid I literally dont know. Do I have a snowballs chance of catching ANYTHING. OH yea I mad a spike out of inch and half pvc. 4 foot long. Pyramid weights? 3oz? On Dauphin Island. Input appreciated. Sorry so long. Comin from TN.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:17 PM   #2
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Go to a local bait shop and get some fresh dead shrimp and a sandflea rake. Get on youtube and look up videos about finding and catching sand fleas. Also look up reading the surf. I think there's a link on here somewhere about that. Good luck.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:29 PM   #3
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Sounds good. I'm not sure what you are talking about on the surf kit. I would probably skip it.

Get the following:
Rod/reel of choice
Couple packs of hooks 1/0 and 2/0
12-20lb line
half dozen or so dropper rigs (bought or hand tied)
handful of 2 and 3 oz pyramids. Might get a couple 4's as well. Just in case.
Sunscreen
Cooler
Beverages
Needlenose pliers
Measuring tape (don't want to keep any shorties)
Copy of state regs

Bait:
Live sand fleas (get a rake and catch your own)
frozen shrimp
"Fishbites"
Any small fish caught can be used as cutbait as well.

Don't forget your polarized glasses. Seeing the cuts and sandbars is important.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:02 AM   #4
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If you want to catch Redfish, it is just like catfishing in Tenn. Carolina rig with a filet of fresh mullet on a 4/0 to 6/0 circle hook.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:09 AM   #5
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use live bait... you will eliminate the pesky catfish problem and it gives you something to do while waiting for the big rods to start screaming... bring a lightweight rod with some small hooks and catchcroaker and pinfish for bait. croaker are preferred, you'll know when you catch one cuz it will grunt at you as you take the hook out.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:10 AM   #6
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cut bait generally results in catfish, or pinfish stealing your bait
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:08 AM   #7
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Ok thank you. What do I need to bait with to catch the bait? I have some spinning rods that I crappie and bass fish with. 6 foot rods with spinning reels 6lb test mono. Jigs? spoons? live?
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:15 AM   #8
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Man you guys are so helpful. A BIG thank you. I got alot to learn but I plan on havin fun doin it. Got 2 son in laws gonna go also. Between the 3 of us maybe we can learn it or make one heckofa mess Again thanks. I will be on here gleaning for info and asking more questions.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:18 AM   #9
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Sounds good. I'm not sure what you are talking about on the surf kit. I would probably skip it.

Get the following:
Rod/reel of choice
Couple packs of hooks 1/0 and 2/0
12-20lb line
half dozen or so dropper rigs (bought or hand tied)
handful of 2 and 3 oz pyramids. Might get a couple 4's as well. Just in case.
Sunscreen
Cooler
Beverages
Needlenose pliers
Measuring tape (don't want to keep any shorties)
Copy of state regs

Bait:
Live sand fleas (get a rake and catch your own)
frozen shrimp
"Fishbites"
Any small fish caught can be used as cutbait as well.

Don't forget your polarized glasses. Seeing the cuts and sandbars is important.
Thanks. This list is great. Where do I get state regs? or fish ID book. I dont know a mullet from a pullet. A pullet is a chicken by the way.
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welcome.this will probly get some comments,but cut catfish of the salt water variety.just sayin.be carefull.catchumup.
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