Claire Corlett

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Can You Catch Fish in Brown Surf? – Surf Fishing

Can You Catch Fish in Brown Surf? – Surf Fishing


Alright, time for everyone’s favorite part of surf fishing. And that is setting up. (sick music) Yup, small little whiting. This is a little – oh no it’s a hardhead. No its a whiting. Jeez. My eyes play tricks on me. All the time. I’m just going to put this guy on as live bait. He’s pretty big for live bait but I don’t know. Nah let’s not. Let just use this guy for cut bait. It’s not going to make much but we can always catch more Well I threw out the big rod with fish bites so I could get out there pretty far Went out to about the third bar and I felt stuff pecking on the way walking back in. And the line already went slack so it could mean there’s already something on there I don’t know man. I dont know what this could be It’s coming to shore, whatever it is It’s a little something. Yeah looks like a hardhead. Oh, no its a huge ladyfish. What in the world That’s the last thing I expect to catch on FIshbites But that shows. Fishbites can catch it all. Or maybe that just means, wherever Coop goes, he’s going to catch a ladyfish. But at least they’re good bait. Alright, let’s get the big rod back out there. See if there’s anything better. We are having this brown water right now though. It could be from an upwelling, but the water still feels pretty warm. So even when the water’s brown like this, it’s not as good as when it’s green but you can still catch stuff at the surf. Let’s just hope I don’t get Vibrio out here. That was a terrible cast. But we’re rolling with it. That was terrible! Alright let’s get my second rod ready to go with some cut ladyfish. Unfortunately, a seagull already stole my whiting when I was casting it out. That’s OK, we’ve got better bait not anyway. When you putting baits on this double dropper rig, and your using bigger baits, always put the larger of the two on the bottom hook. That’ll just help it cast better Or else if you put the big on top, it’s going to kind of helicopter around. Oh my gosh. Had to jump over that wave. Let’s see if I can get over these breakers. It got deep again. The sandbars are just random right now. Alright let’s get it out there That’s not bad actually. Again something’s going on with this rod I’m just going to reel it in and check it. There’s a fish on dude. Or maybe a lot of seaweed. No this is a fish. Probably a small shark. But with my guesses, I’m wrong 90% of the time so let’s find out. It’s got some weight to it though. It could be a stingray. Could be a shark. Could be a redfish. Or a gafftop. Don’t be a gafftop. I think it’s a gafftop. Yeah it’s a gafftop. Dang it. Wow he felt way bigger than what he is. Pretty big gafftop, though. This brown water does usually hold a lot of catfish. Look at all that slime from this catfish. They always leave slime on your leaders. I’m going to get that off. Lets’s do some sampling See if we got any invertebrate around here in this sand. Or we can catch some of these little fish. Got one! What is it? What is that a – is this a little pomp? I think it’s a little pompano. That’s pretty cool. Were are the big ones at though? Looks like these little fish are going up to the wash here. Where there a ton of little invertebrates that get washed out of the sand. Like those coquina shells and different types of uhhh… Alright got this rod back out there. Let’s just reel in this big rod to see if we got bait on there. Oh there’s something on there now. Probably another gafftop. Let’s check it out. Yeah, it’s bouncing around like a little gafftop. You know what? This time I’m going to ahead and guess it’s a little gafftop. Oh he’s fighting back. He’s fighting back. I’m a better fighter though. Man these guys are actually not terrible fighters for their size. A lot smaller. Aww don’t go that way. Where’d he go? He’s coming back for round two. There he goes haha. He’s just a little disoriented. Alright, if you guys want to know one of my secrets baits just take some plain bubble gum and this will catch you a ton of different species (sarcasm) Not many people know about it so don’t tell anyone. please Let’s get this one back out there then we’ll get that one back out there with some cut ladyfish. Well I got hit on the way back in. Just walking it back in and I got a fish on. This is on the fish bites but… Don’t know what kind of fish we got here. Nothing too big. Maybe another gafftop. Even though we got this brown water. There are still a lot of fish out there. And they’re not really everyone favorite species but they’re still fun to catch. Wew there he is. He got dragged in real quick. Man there’s tons of these gafftop out here. Cya bud Can you make it? Nope. Oh that was a bite. Hey relax. Wow chill, buddies. Always water your reels to make sure they will keep growing well. Hey! You stupid… My bait! My bait! You almost go it, didn’t you? It’s funny because seagulls cant even eat something this big. let’s see what we can dig up and strain through the – oh there’s a molecrab. let’s see what we got. Lets pan for gold! Yup there’s a nice molecrab right there. Pretty cool, dude. He’s playing dead. Let’s see how fast he’ll scamper off. Not very fast. There he goes. Alright let’s see what we got. Oh we – what?! what? That’s magic trick right there. A fish – he jumped in. Making it look like I dug him up in the sand.

83 comments on “Can You Catch Fish in Brown Surf? – Surf Fishing

  1. videos are awesome, I kayak fish Galveston east bay , but after watching your vids , I'm gona start surf fishing more

  2. Do you think the fathom 30 casts pretty well for a bigger reel? Looking for a good conventional surf reel that will cast far but not too small

  3. We were there on the 4th last year too. Family trip. The fishing was lousy. I tried Horace Caldwell for specks a few times, but it was a total bust. I put my 9 year old on hardheads, so I'm glad she had fun with those. I was going to be a touch frustrated with myself had you been slaughtering the reds here. Tight lines brotha!

  4. just picked up a pack of the squid fishbites, first time i seen them. u ever try them or have any luck? ill check em out hoping by Friday!!

  5. Yes, you can fish in dirty water. The best day of fishing I ever had was about 6 hours after Hurricane Wilma hit us in SoFlo and 12-15 ft waves were hitting the beach.

    We call Gafftops Sail Fin Cats and they taste very good.

  6. hey I just bought a penn squall 60 but with the lever drag. I want to use it for surfcasting, but I know star drag is preferred. What do you think

  7. Do you usually use a double bottom rig on your big rods? I usually target small sharks, and have never tried the bottom rig.

  8. do you just drive down PINS looking for bait fish? been trying PINS these past couple of weeks and no luck
    tried mile marker 5,7,12,and 14

  9. Do you wear the glove on your left to avoid getting cut and getting Vibrio? Its pretty rampant here where I'm at in the summer so I bring a small spray bottle of rubbing alcohol to clean my wound if I get cut. Love the videos man!!

  10. dirty water is good. the best day surf fishing I had was 10 years ago during red tide here in fl. must have caught a dz. species. it was common to have fish on both rods together

  11. Thresher i just subbed i love your videos! The only guy who uses runescape soundtracks in the backround lmao its awesome. Can tell your a 90's BOI like me. #flatbois4life #90'slastgreatgeneration

  12. Excellent relaxing video. This north Carolina cuz after my back surgery i want to spend my day's on ssi doing this

  13. Those small fish are actually called Butterfish. They are the fish you will always see in the surf. Awesome video

  14. Hey have you seen how people suck on the pipe rod holder to get it in the sand in like seconds.

  15. Have the same penn set up. It’s a beast for a medium action rod and reel. You can get a nasty hook set with it. Nice stiff fishing pole

  16. Hey buddy, fan for awhile. Chartreuse works for me in the gulf when the water gets dirty. Even bull reds will hit that spook!

  17. Idea for video: do a blind taste test, same light seasoning with fresh gaft topsail as one of the choices. You might be surprised.

  18. Good video. It looks to me that you were wading to the gut and casting into the sandbar on your heavier rigs. Did you mean to do that?

  19. Do you enter into the CCA Star tournament? If not I would suggest that you do. I see you don't have a boat and with all the fish you catch you could win one very easily!! Your videos are awesome!

  20. You need to learn more about fishing in the surf. The first guy is very productive for catching trout and reds in the warmer months.

  21. Please SHOW US HOW to put sand spikes in so deep.
    There are NO videos showing how this is done.!!!
    Plenty videos, "how to make", but NONE how to implement.

  22. Love your videos, really good work. Any chance when you are surf fishing if you talk about why you are fishing a particular spot. I’m trying surf fishing for the first time and that would be so helpful!

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