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  1. Hey guys recently got an 8'6" inshore rod with extra fast action rod rated for 3g-12g lures. Living in MA, I have plans to fish smaller species- namely, schoolies, flounder, and blues. Have been looking to increase my inventory of light surf fishing lures. So far, I have some Spro Bucktails rated from 7g-14g and a Smithwick Suspending Rattlin Rogue 3/8oz Jerkbait. Having casted the Smithwick jerkbait, I noticed that it's quite poor at casting- the lure seems to tumble quite a bit... I was wondering if you guys could recommend me some sub 1/2oz minnow baits/poppers that are more capable of going the distance. Ideally, the plugs are less than 10 dollars each. It seems that the heavier lures have the internal weight transfer system, while the lighter ones don't. Some lures I've been looking at are the X-Rap series as well as the Yozuri Crystal Minnow series, but I'm curious to as whether you guys have found any cheaper alternatives [ideally anything under 10 dollars] I've seen tons of cool looking lures on AliExpress, but don't have any experience with them, so if anyone has any lures that they swear by from Ali, I'd be open to hearing about it!
  2. In addition to being Long Island's worst fisherman, I have a terrible habit of always changing my mind. So instead of buying a 7' inshore rod which I now believe is too small to handle the lures I use bay fishing (thread here), my new plan is to buy a new 9 foot surf rod rated for 1/2 to 3oz, or something similar. I also want a new reel, and I'll keep my current 9' surf rod for friends and family. Looking for something more sensitive than my current 9' Tica TC2 (1/2 to 3oz) moderate power with mod/fast action- it's mounted with an older Shimano reel which has seen better days. I think a 9 foot rod is a great length for the kind of fishing I am doing - targeting stripers, blues from the surf/ocean beach and also in calmer bay waters. I like to use lures like poppers, minnows and trying to improve with bucktails. I rarely use bait but I'll probably do more of that later this summer from the beach. Suppose you had up to $350 to spend on a surf rod, 9' with faster action. I don't need the best gear available but won't mind spending a few extra $$$ to get a really nice setup I can keep for a long time. I'd love to hear some opinions on these rods, and would love any recommendations: * ODM NXG-93 Genesis * Tsunami Airwaves * St. Croix Mojo * Penn Battalion Paired with a Shimano Saragosa 6000 size (does this make sense?) Thoughts?
  3. We are thinking about making our first trip to obx around labor day. any suggestions locations and fish that may be caught that time of the year ? We're first timers for surf fishing obx and have 4x4 and probably prefer to stay away from the crowds.
  4. I’m going to Cabo for Christmas. I am bringing my 10’ St Croix travel rod and bailless Tsunami Shield 5000. Gear wise am I ok? Anyone have any experience surf fishing Cabo in December? What is biting and what should I be throwing?
  5. Location in ocean city md area. $300 Price is firm.
  6. Ant one try Virginia beach out front this time of year.?not really in to walking my gear over.but thinking this may be worth a trip.
  7. Gentlemen, I am planning to move closer to the ocean from Central PA. I am a striper fisherman for many years and need to live closer to the ocean. I fished many years on Martha’s Vineyard, but realize that is too expensive to live there. I would like to find a community where I have reasonable access to good striper surf fishing, but has enough amenities for a retired couple with no kids. I am open to anywhere in the northeast, but would like to hear your suggestions as I am unfamiliar with living near the coast. Nasty winter weather is not a factor as we travel to FL for the winter months. Thank you in advance for your input (hopefully).
  8. hello guys, i will travel 8 to 12 hours from canada ( 25 to 30 oct ) to go surfishing again in the usa. where should i go this trip, cape cod, RI or Montauk??? where do you still have bait/fish activity ? thank you for your advice, and im not looking for spot just general area. tight lines everybody
  9. Hello all, I've been stalking your forum for several years. Usually when I'm looking for advice and I google your forum pops up in the first few results. I've got a question that I've been battling with for a while now. I'm primarily a Kayak angler in the Summer/Springtime when the offshore bite is on fire. But come fall/winter I transition to Surf fishing. I say all that to ask. What rods in the 9ft - 10ft 2oz-4oz rating would you recommend that's easy on the pocketbook. Unfortunately, I broke 2 of my surf rods this last winter and I'm looking to replace them for this coming season. I am looking in the price range of $50-$130. I've seen some reviews on the Okumas and Tica rods and they're very hit or miss. Specifically the Rockaway and the Tica UGSA rods. I've been looking at the Tsunami Trophy II but I'm not liking how the break is 70/30 now and the break is at the butt section of the rod any input on that? Also, I know Academy has the H2O express series surf rods does anyone have any input on those? Anyone have experience with the Penn Squadron surf rods? These rods will be used primarily as pompano/whiting rods with the occasional bull red or black drum. I fish light line usually in the 20lb range of braid and smaller reels in the 3000 - 4000 series.
  10. Hi, I'm looking for a new surf setup. I have been looking at the shimano saragosa 8000 and need opinions on a great rod to match with it. Will be used to fish the Jersey shore if that helps so I'd be targeting blues, stripers, etc. Any advice and or opinions are appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  11. I am headed to Uvita, Costa Rica for two weeks in early May with just myself and my wife (she doesn't fish). I am taking a heavy duty 10" Okuma Nomad travel surf rod and a 6000 series Penn reel with 50lb braid. Grew up fishing for smaller breed fish with fresh bait in Australia in the surf but have limited experience with lures. I would love to catch a Roosterfish but am not really into big game fishing/catch and release - I want to fish for more edible varieties from shore to eat while we are there. Anyone know the specific area at all or got any tips for rig set ups and selection of gear/hooks/lures I should take - good table fish fish to target from shore. Also I can't walk long distances on the beach because I have an artificial leg so if you know of any easy access fishing spots near Uvita that'd be great.
  12. I think it's time, a lot of the other forums on this site have one...it's time for the Main Forum to have one Pictures of fishing, fish, fishing trips, lures, tackle, people fishing, etc, etc, etc - let's see them Couple guidelines - please don't post images that are water marked with promotional logos or URLs - please don't post promotional or commercial/advertising type images - and if you are posting pictures of girls fishing, please make sure they are appropriately attired I'll start I've got miles of pictures...I'm sure lots of you guys do - let's see some! TimS
  13. Hi all, My first post on the forum. I am from the UK and I target the European Sea Bass, or just plain Bass as we call them here. A few anglers here target them here from surf beaches with lures. Would anyone here be able to describe the differences between the two rods I mention in the title please? What is the sweet spot for both? How much farther will they 10' cast if at all (I know, lots of variables here)? Action faster on the 9'6? Does one perform different tasks, i.e. is one better with a hard plastic lure (minnow) or metal or heavy soft plastic How's are they both for Buck tailing (something I want to try over here) I want to get as much reach (casting) as I can, but be able to throw soft plastics with jig heads up to 60g, as well as metals into the surf, to reach structure (bars, rips holes etc.). I see a lot of videos that Kil put up are from the boat, are there any where people are using these rods in full surf conditions? I would love to know your thoughts, Any help would be great! All the best Kark
  14. Looking to get more into surf fishing, and was wondering what the SOL community would recommend as a solid pair of waders. I'm looking for a durable pair of waders. I don't mind spending a little bit extra on quality, but don't need top of the line. I was hoping to spend up to $300. Would also like a solid warranty, should anything happen to the waders. Are boot foot more or less durable than stockingfoot? LL bean? Patagonia? Cabelas? Thanks much, James
  15. Hey guys, looking to get my feet wet with some surf fishing next year. Shooting for a nice ultralight multispecies shore rig for the Massachusetts Coast, Deer Island, Nantasket Beach and Castle Island come to mind. Not trying to get any lunkers, just looking to get as many species as possible, maybe take a pan sized guy home on occasion. Planning for most fish to be in the .5-2lb range, 3lbs tops. I already have some 8' ultralight rods that I want to try out in the surf and was wondering if you guys had any good rigs for ultralight surf fishing. I see hi-lo rigs, and most of them are 1oz at a minimum. I'm curious to as how 1/2oz would do for a hi-lo rig. Would it be too light to keep the line stable? Aside from that, I'm looking for saltwater rigs that translate well into the ultralight realm- that being 1/4oz-1/2 oz tops. Any gems that I should know about?
  16. Hey guys, I’m picking up a Siegler SG this evening for surf fishing. Most of the time I’ll be casting between the 2nd and 3rd bar on the texas coast with 4-8 ounces of lead and bait. What are some good rods for slinging bait out that far with this reel? Hoping to have 100 yard throws in good conditions with sone practice Most likely will run 250 yards of 50lb braid and fill the rest with 30 - 50lb mono. Targeted species will be bull reds, black drum, and various sharks. (40-200 lb fish) Any advice and suggestions are welcome!
  17. I know that there are probably a million posts on this site about rods and reels, but I still wanted to ask everyone about them. I wanted to get a Penn Spinfisher V 4500 size and a St Croix Mojo Surf 10 foot Medium Moderate Fast. I'll be mostly fishing Block Island and Long Island during the summer for blues and stripers from the surf (maybe the occasional albie). Was thinking about 20 lb braid. Does anyone have any suggestions? The reason I picked the Spinfisher is because it has a completely enclosed case and I want it to last a while. I was looking at the Battle 2 but it has all those holes and I don't want it to get filled with sand and water. Thanks
  18. Hi, I want to purchase a bib or waders that will work for surf fishing, creek fishing, and to wear on a boat. I already know that I want to get a pair that goes up to my chest. I just can't decide whether to get one with built-in boots. stocking feet, or ones that just cut off at the ankle. I don't really want to have wear waders with built-in boots on a boat. However, I think that if I just slide boots over the bib with no feet, water will come in after the tops of my boots go underwater, and I won't have as much versatility. Do y'all think that I could buy the bibs that just go to the ankles and then buy hip boots and an elastic belt to go around my waders that the hip boots strap onto? I would tuck the bib into the hip boots. Or should I just get a pair with built-in shoes and look kind of dumb on the boat? I don't own a boat so I only fish with my friends who have boats and charters, and I do most of my surf fishing in the summer but occasionally in the fall/spring. I don't want to spend too much; they don't have to be insulated, I just want them to last. Thanks for the help.
  19. Hi, I use 15# PowerPro Super Slick with a 24” 25# fluorocarbon leader. I’ve used quick change swivels when Albie fishing so I can quickly change lures to see what lure type or color is attracting hits. i was told that the Albies won’t hit with a swivel on your line and that I should directly tie the fluorocarbon leader to the lure. Is this true ? Is there another lure attachment method that allows for quick changes when Albie fishing ? Thanks, i look forward to your reply.
  20. I have the opportunity to pick up a Penn Slammer 3 for a pretty good price. I've fished Shimano / VS forever. Maybe you guys can help. What are your thoughts about this reel? How does it fish compared to a Saragosa? Any pros / cons? Pairing this with my Lami 1081L --- Should I buy the 3500, 4500, 5500? I was thinking 4500. Thanks for the help!
  21. Hey everyone! I am new to the forum and look forward in spending hours reading and learning from this awesome site! Anyone interested in a Surf Fishing Meetup to make new friends and share tips in the Santa Cruz/Aptos area? Cheers~
  22. Does anybody have any insight on the shimano speedcast ive seen it a few times and I was wondering if it’s a good feel or not
  23. Has anyone been to Panama Surf Fishing? Please share the place and experience. Thanks
  24. I'm thinking about making the plunge into a new Lami and wanted some feedback. I'm looking for a 9' light action rod. I have my eye on the GSB91LS 9'0 1 piece 1/2 -2 oz. Pairing with a VS100. Does anyone have experience with this rod? Thoughts? Other rods I should be looking at? I also thought about a G.Loomis IMX 1084-2S 1/2-3oz. I'm not sure if it's worth the extra $100 though.
  25. Headed to Sea Isle City for family Vaca next week. What are the rules for surf fishing during the day and night on Sea Isle City beach? I have my NJ license set. Figure I will chunk with the family on the beach morning and evening. Any restrictions after dark or otherwise things to know? Also plan to get a 3 day offroad pass for ISBP and fish the inlet with plugs... Thanks All