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Old 07-01-2019, 11:42 AM   #1
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First time surf fishing

Im heading to Galveston for the weekend, we will be staying just west of Jamaica Beach, so I would like to try fishing on the beach for shark or anything else that will bite. Any recommendations?
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Old 07-01-2019, 01:21 PM   #2
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Best thing to do is spend some time on this board as people like sharkchum and others have several detailed posts to help you out. They share lots of great info.


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Old 07-01-2019, 01:38 PM   #3
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Tons of great info on here! A cast net for bait is handy. Mullet, croaker and whiting work well, Cut bait will get you a little bit of every species in the surf lol. The common fish finder rig works well in the surf.
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Old 07-04-2019, 02:39 AM   #4
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The best recommendation I can give you is don't go surf fishing by Jamaica beach, it's a dead zone. Actually from Galveston to Freeport is probably the worst area for surf fishing in all of Texas. If you really want to know about surf fishing, look up my posts in the surf fishing forum.

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The best recommendation I can give you is don't go surf fishing by Jamaica beach, it's a dead zone. Actually from Galveston to Freeport is probably the worst area for surf fishing in all of Texas. If you really want to know about surf fishing, look up my posts in the surf fishing forum.

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I hate to say that Sharkchum is right. But he must be right. I have lived in the same house for the past 15 years. i have never brought home a fish to clean and cook it. I rarely ever catch fish in the surf from Galveston to San Luis pass.
Most of the time I never catch 1 fish.
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[QUOTE=TOMBOB;23747011]I hate to say that Sharkchum is right. But he must be right. I have lived in the same house for the past 15 years. i have never brought home a fish to clean and cook it. I
Most of the time I never catch 1 fish.[/UOTE]

When saying the Galvston to Freeport surf is I realll poor for surf fishing I dont know if you mean with the big rods for drum/redfish/sharks or wading fishing for trout or both?

From my experience the surf from Galvestont to Freeport is probably the best area along this part of the Texas coast for wading fishing for trout.

And having San Luis Pass in the middle of stretch helps also.
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Old 07-05-2019, 01:49 PM   #8
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I hate to say that Sharkchum is right. But he must be right. I have lived in the same house for the past 15 years. i have never brought home a fish to clean and cook it. I

Most of the time I never catch 1 fish.[/UOTE]



When saying the Galvston to Freeport surf is I realll poor for surf fishing I dont know if you mean with the big rods for drum/redfish/sharks or wading fishing for trout or both?



From my experience the surf from Galvestont to Freeport is probably the best area along this part of the Texas coast for wading fishing for trout.



And having San Luis Pass in the middle of stretch helps also.
I was referring to surf fishing with the big rods. That stretch is probably the best in Texas for catching trout.

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Old 07-05-2019, 02:03 PM   #9
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MOB and Bryan Beach past the shrimper used to get epic for big reds, shark, etc. My PB flounder came out of the mouth. PB red, too. Best shark was on the beach just around the corner from it. But I agree, the stretch hasn't been productive for those species in probably 5 years. Even so, it's still reliable for trout if clarity, wind, temp, etc are reasonable.

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