Where can you surf fish in Florida?
Top east coast surf-casting beaches include Miami Beach (south end), Pompano Beach, Cocoa Beach, Ormond Beach and Fernandina Beach. West coast hot spots are Cape Sable, Bonita Springs, Indian Rocks Beach, Carrabelle, Mexico Beach, Gulf Breeze and Fort Walton Beach.
Do you need a license to surf fish in Florida?
No. The shoreline saltwater fishing license is available to Florida residents only. Nonresident saltwater anglers must purchase a regular nonresident saltwater fishing license at $17 for three days, $30 for seven days or $47 for one year, regardless of whether they fish from shore or a vessel.
Can you catch fish in the surf?
Surf fishing is the sport of catching fish standing on the shoreline or wading into the surf. A general term, surf fishing may or may not include casting a lure or bait, and refers to all types of shore fishing – from sandy and rocky beaches, rock jetties, or even fishing piers.
What is the best month to fish in Florida?
The best time to fish in the state of Florida in saltwater is normally April through September whereas the best times to fish freshwater are spring through November. Each species of Florida gamefish will have its peak high seasons.
Which side of Florida has better fishing?
West in offshore fishing, the East Coast wins hands-down. The primary reason for this is the Gulf Stream is located off the East Coast and the water gets much deeper, much faster south of Stuart. Consequently, you don’t have to run as far offshore to get to the fish and the fish are often pelagic’s.
What is the best bait to use for surf fishing in Florida?
The best baits for surf fishing are the live ones found along the shoreline – minnows, mullet, sardines or any small baitfish available; also sea worms, crabs, shrimp, etc. If you can find them, sand crabs (also called sand fleas) will be one your best baits for surf fishing – the pompano fish love them!
What is the best time to go surf fishing?
Generally, the best time of the day to surf fish is two hours before and after dusk and from dawn to 10 AM. Time also covers the day, weather situation, time of the year, phase of the moon, and tidal movements.