How to Catch MORE Fish: 5 Quick Surf Fishing Tips + Drone Fail!

Hey, what’s up guys. We’re going to do a quick video for some surf fishing tips just to get you out there and hopefully catch more fish. Got my compadre Mason here. He’s got a little shark he wants to chop up. So he came over to see me. We’re going to do that in a second, but first we’re going to show you some quick tips to catch more fish while surfing. So first tip is just basic beach reading. So it’s a really flat morning this morning, so it makes it kind of easy, but what’s, you’re looking for, there’s kind of a wave in between the wave sets. So like you’ve got waves breaking right here, but not many over here. So most likely that’s where I’m going to be casting. And as you can see those waves go all the way across there, maybe hard to see on the film. But there’s kind of like a hole right over there directly into the sun. And that’s pretty much where I’m going to be casting, but it also depends on how far you’re going to go out. You want to find a cut where there’s not as many waves and then cast into that cut or just outside of that cut kind of at the end of it. That’s where your big game fish and and stuff you want to catch, you’re going to be setting. So in terms of your setup for catching more fish in the surf just use like your basic double drop shot. Some people call it your high, low rig. It’s just very basic. I tend to use the nylon coated steel version just in case you get a good sized shark on there. So they probably won’t break through. And then from my line, I’ve got 40 pound braid, got the drone attachment on there. But it’s just 40 pound braid. Obviously I have a really tall rod here and a really nice reel, but it’s totally not required. You just want something that’s stiff. That’s not too fast. Action. Meaning it’ll really flux at the top because you won’t be able to cast it out once there’s weight on here. And I’ll give you a few other tips in terms of casting here in a minute. We’ve got T dog here coming down with the drone. Hi. So this is my boy, Travis, and he’s got his little drone set up here. We’re going to see what happens when he throws out a bullet, maybe a thousand, 2000 feet. So that’s the Phantom four. Yeah. So that’s the DJI Phantom four and he’s got a homemade trout fishing rig. And we’ll go over in a separate video. I’ll put the link below in the description how he made that there’s no need to go spend hundreds of dollars making or buying one when you can just make your own. And that was out of the plastic gimbal holder that you made with it, right. And a command command. Okay. So we’ve got a tail Nicole Buck, tail hook, and most likely want to change over some steel nylon coated leader, but we’re just going to throw it out there. See what happens here, Senator. Now, what time is it? About 8, 15, 8 30 in the morning. You just got, you have two, two sets of pliers, but no watch, bro. You got to get a fishing watch, man. Okay. So one thing I see with people too often is they have too big of hooks and too big of bait and they’re just casting it right out there. You know, just past the first or second break and the reason that’s a problem, and someone taught me this my friend William taught me this, the smaller, the bait, the smaller the hook, the more likely you’re going to land something or hook something. And so I switched down to a while ago, little size, one hooks, circle, hooks, minor offset, you know, certain states that can be illegal depending on what you’re fishing for. But most places it’s just fine. If nothing else just get a regular circle hook and just small pieces of shrimp to where, I mean, it’s almost impossible for a fish to grab that without grabbing the hook. And that’s kind of the point is to get the fish on. And what I’m trying to do here is to fish for maybe some Whiting or croaker just like a little small to medium sized fish with these smaller hooks. And I’ve got the four ounce weight on there. Usually I use a three or a four just depending on how fast the currents moving. And the point is to get like some bait fish and then we’ll chop him up and fish up on. I’ll kind of show you that if I get anything to catch something bigger maybe a bigger shark or a bigger game fish out there next to the cup. So it looks like we might already have a little bait fish on there. We’ll see. There’s been a ton of starfish out there eating tramp or anything you put on a smaller hook lately. We’ll just make sure we have something there. One thing I was gonna say is, you know, don’t go ahead and swallow your pride when you’re casting that braid. If you’ve got anything like a three or four ounce weight on there, or even honestly a one or a two where glove it’ll rip into your finger and be like the worst paper cut you ever got when you start casting that out, if you’re not careful, so wear a glove or go on Amazon and get one of those casting things that goes over your index finger. All right, Mason’s going to try to see if this has anything on it or if that was just some wave action. I’m pretty sure we got something on there. You got a big guy. I think that rods at least four times, as long as you Let me know if you need me to help. All right, we got something on here. Go ahead and reel it in. Mason, pull it on him. Is that a flounder or what is it? I can’t see it. Or two fish. Yeah, we got a double Whiting. Oh, don’t set that reel down. Cool. Perfect. All right. We got a double Whiting and we’re going to use that as bait to catch something larger. Here you go. One size hook, just a little piece of shrimp. And I barely even Castile that out. That’s perfect vape for the north side though. So as you can see that hook size is just perfect for these Whiting it right in their circle hook. They took the shrimp done. That’s great bait for the next size up. All right. Mason’s doing the honors on the second one here. Yes, sir. Good job. When I’m on the job walk, how are you keeping that one? Put this guy on the chopping block. You about the same one. Just chop them up. Okay. So when I caught these guys up for bait, what I’m gonna do is I’ll go ahead and take the head off here. That’s 100% waste. Then I’ll come back here. Kind of pass where I think the guts are roughly and cut right there. Because from there, back to about here is almost pure meat that you can use for bait. And it’s almost the perfect size when you cut it into slices. So like right here for smaller hooks, that’s really what you want on there so that you have a higher chance of landing a fish or hooking a fish when they go to fight. That means instead of these huge chops up here, now we’ll keep this just in case I run out of this stuff and I need more, more meat and I’ll end up cutting slices here like this. And then I’ll usually go in half again. And then there’s my two pieces of meat there. And I’ll put the hook through here and here. All right. So we hooked out some of that Whiting and we got something here on Travis’s rod I might already be getting some hits too. We’ll see. Yesterday. I got, I felt like I had a couple of really good hits and I was like, dude, this is some serious resistance. And I reeled it in. It was just starfish, sticking their arms out. They’d my shrimp stuff. What you got? What in the world is that, is that a blue fish might be a blue, oh dude, you caught a blue and it got eaten by a shark. Look at that, dude. Yes. That’s amazing. You call it the blue and it just got ripped by a shark. Absolutely. We’re going to hook him better though. That’s amazing. That happened to me yesterday. That just happened because that guy is still flopping, man. That’s amazing. So what I did was I took that blue fish. He’s still flopping a little bit, but man, he got chopped by a shark on the way. And what I did was I went ahead and booked him through the head. That way he can’t get off as easy. And hopefully we get a good bite while he’s still alright. So as predicted, we put that other blue or how other half of the blue fish back out there and Travis hooked onto something pretty strong here. He’s letting it run out. Hopefully tired out. It’s either going to be a Ray or shark would be my prediction. Only a few things will eat a blue fish like that. It’s that big, lots of resistance still. Who’s going to run all over the place if it’s a shark. And then all of a sudden, as soon as he sees those small ways, he’s going to pop back. So Travis hooked into something really big. I think it was probably like a mid sized shark. Maybe like three to four, maybe five feet. Most likely it’s an Atlantic shark nose. That’s what we’ve been catching out there. A full ground. They’re like 35, 36 inches. And they can fight really good for their size. It ripped really hard, but then it ended up getting off. But this is a little baby shark that we caught right after that. Going back and just using a little chunks of whining. All right. Well we can turn sideways. Yeah. Yeah. I wanted to film this one. Travis was walking down the beach. He’s kind of bummed. I want everybody to say a prayer for his drone that is deep deep in there. I’m gonna put a link to instead of the tutorial of how to do the drone attachment, I’m gonna put a link below to a GoFundMe page to maybe buy Travis and new drown. She said, if it’s in your heart yeah, he’s bone. Okay. So we caught a few more like baby sharks after we stopped recording there on the beach and that’s about it. So that was kind of it for the day. The bike just stopped. We did see some bait balls swimming by and something big jumping through those and Eaton. But there was too many people on the beach to fish, so we’ll probably hit it again tonight. But I hope you guys learned something just to recap. So let’s just go back to the beginning. So number one, use smaller hooks then you think you have to use and then you smaller bait than you think you have to use. So you want that bait to be really tight on the hook. Preferably put it through it two times, have the metal end sticking out of a circle hook that way you don’t even have to set the hook and just keep it really small and tight and Fisher almost want to be forced to hook themselves to get your bait. Always start with shrimp. You can use a cut bait if you want. That is frozen, but I just recommend either going to the grocery store and getting a bunch of shrimp or going to your local bait shop and just saying, I want a cup of shrimp. If you can get lots of shrimp awesome, but you don’t even really need them when you’re surfing. And then once you catch a big fish, chunk it up, like I showed you are a bait fish. I should say, I should say just any fish that’s that’s bait worthy chunk it up the way I showed you really quickly and then put small chunks of that on either the same size hook or slightly bigger hook. Usually I just kind of keep the same size one hook. And usually you cast that out just a little bit further and then make sure to wear a glove if you’re [inaudible] some with braid and anything over probably one ounce weights just so you don’t slice through your fingers and you’ll be able to cast it further. And you know, just enjoy guys. That’s, that’s the way you fish up. And then the more you catch kind of the bigger you can go with your tackle with your equipment, with your hooks, with your bait and everything. And eventually you’ll be doing self-like drone fishing where you’re putting a, a full live mullet or Whiting or something out there, a thousand feet and hopefully catching a big old Tarpon or something. So tight lines guys, good luck. And I hope this help, make sure to ask any questions you have in the comments below and subscribe if you like our content. Thanks.

Additional Questions

How do you get bait out further when surf fishing?

When it comes to getting your bait farther out while surf fishing, a clever and simple technique often used is the application of a balloon. Much like a kite caught in the breeze, a balloon carries your bait effortlessly, traveling with either the current or the wind – typically, you should aim for whichever proves to be stronger. From my own experiences, it’s amazing how far you can get your bait out using such a basic method. The use of a balloon methods seems ingenious in its simplicity and effectiveness, allowing your bait to cover a larger radius and broaden your fishing prospects.

Why don t I catch any fish?

Catching fish isn’t just about throwing your line in the water and waiting for a bite. There are many variables at play, one major factor being timing. Many fish species have specific activity periods throughout the day, often being most active in early morning and late evening. For instance, one time when I was fishing in the late afternoon, I could hardly catch anything. However, the very next morning at dawn, I had a bountiful catch. The time of day could quite possibly be the reason why you’re not catching any fish. There are exceptions, of course, and other factors at play, such as water temperature and weather conditions. I recommend understanding the patterns of the species you’re trying to catch for a more successful fishing venture.

What is the best bait to use surf fishing?

The bait you choose can make a significant difference in your surf fishing success. While there’s nothing that beats fresh bait, frozen variants like shrimp and squid work wonders too and are universally popular across the US. Other frozen fish options such as bunker, shad, and mullet also yield impressive results. I remember one time using frozen bait – bunker to be specific – I had one of my most productive fishing days. While selecting a frozen bait, remember you must also choose the correct fishing “rig”. Your bait, whether fresh or frozen, plays a crucial role in surf fishing. Duck into your local bait shop and discuss your options; they’ll often have great advice and fresh bait tailored to what’s currently biting.

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