Is high or low tide better for surf fishing?
Arrive at low tide to scope out the beach and look for exposed structure so you can fish it later when it’s submerged. The best time to go surf fishing is (from) two hours before a high tide until an hour after high tide.
What time is best to surf fish?
The 2 hours around high tide are known to be the best time of the day to fish the surf. Why ? Because during these 2 hours, the water is both deep and moving, and these are the optimal feeding conditions for most species of fish.
Is surf fishing good at low tide?
Low tide is known to be a bad time for surf fishing. The shallow waters at low tide make it unsafe and dangerous for most fish to approach the shore, forcing them to escape seaward in search of deeper and safer areas. As a result, casting the rod at low tide will not be as rewarding as high tide fishing.
Can you catch fish in rough surf?
Absolutely! You will be able to catch a lot of fish in a rough surf because choppy surf conditions provide fish with more favorable conditions to leave the shelter, approach the shoreline, and feed within your casting range, making it an ideal time to pack your gear and go fishing.
Can I surf fish with a 7 foot rod?
While you might not be able to throw as heavy of a lure or throw your bait as far, a 6 to 7 foot rod can catch fish from the surf.
How far can a 10 surf rod cast?
Typical casts should easily launch 80 or 90 yards but when the break zone is further out you may need to achieve even greater distance of 200 yards or more.
How far can you cast with a 12 foot surf rod?
With some practice you could get close to 100 yards with a 12′ rod and spinning reel. Go to the field a few times before you head to the beach and practice loading the rod.