This surf fishing how-to guidebook is the newest and most complete reference on finding, baiting and catching, perch, corbina, yellowfin croaker and other local surf fish. Tips on tackle, bait and where to fish.">
SURF FISHING BAITS
The Light-Line Revolution by Bill Varney
Copyright 2006 by Bill Varney Jr.
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Surf Fishing Baits
Sand crabs are one of the best baits for surf fishing
Keep your crabs in a waist bait keeper with a small piece of wet kelp to keep them cool and moist
Crabs are found in soft sand near the high tide mark
You can catch crabs by hand or use a galvanized crab net
Mussels make great surf bait
Mussel can be found on rocks, docks and piers
Ghost shrimp can be purchased at your local tackle shop or suctioned by hand in wetland areas during low tide. The current corbina world record was caught using ghost shrimp.
Sidewinder rock crabs make great bait. You'll find them near rocks and jetties.
Plastic grubs work unbelievably well for perch, croaker and the occasional corbina.
Grubs come in two common styles: Curley Tail and Swim Tail
Flies work great in the surf, fished on the Carolina Rig
Small bright spoons work great to attract corbina and croaker and slab-sized perch
When it comes to which bait to use look for what occurs naturally around the area you are fishing
Hard suspension baits work great in the surf for halibut, croaker and large perch
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