Frequently Asked Questions
What is surf fishing ? – Surf fishing is a broad term for a method of land based saltwater fishing. Typically surf fishing is done from beaches, jetties and piers. Surf anglers use a wide variety of lures, baits and presentations depending on the location, target species of fish and season.
What’s the best time to surf fish ? Morning or afternoon ? While time of day/light conditions do play a role in influencing the surf bite, it doesn’t affect it as much as weather, tides and surf conditons do. We focus on the morning and afternoon hours to avoid large crowds and take advantage of the cooler temps and lower light conditions.
Do I need a fishing license ? Yes, everyone ages 16 and up will need to obtain a valid Florida saltwater fishing license before your trip or using rental gear to fish, 3 day non-resident is $17. Licenses can be purchased online @ GoOutdoorsFlorida.com FWC will email you an electronic copy of your license.
What kind of fish can we expect to catch ? We catch a variety of fish from the surf year round typically, depending on the surf conditions and time of year we catch pompano, redfish (red drum), black drum, whiting, flounder, bluefish, spanish mackerel, jack crevalle, ladyfish, blue runners, speckled trout and several different species of sharks.
Are we guaranteed to catch fish ? Unfortunately much like life, nothing is guaranteed in fishing. We have a very high success rate on our charters but there are the rare occasions when the fish just won’t cooperate.
Can we keep the fish we catch for dinner ? Absolutely, any legal fish you catch is yours to keep if you so choose. Free fish cleaning is included on all our charter fishing trips.
Do I really need a guide to fish off the beach ? No, not necessarily but that’s true with almost any type of fishing. If you have the gear and know how, the world is your oyster. Most of our clients come to us to shorten their learning curve and have a good time doing it. Surf fishing is often looked over as an “easy” or “beginner” type of fishing because of the ease of accessibility but in reality surf fishing is highly technical and nuanced, almost comparable to fly fishing in that regard.
Can we fish the beach at my vacation rental/condo/home/hotel etc ? Absolutely, the mobility and flexibility of our surf fishing services allow us to bring the fun to you. We fish from Navarre Beach all the way East to Panama City Beach regularly.
Are your charters family/kid friendly? Absolutely! All of our fishing charters are family friendly, kids of all ages love exploring the beach, reeling in fish, building sand castles, or collecting sea shells. Our fishing trips are a great adventure for anglers of any age or experience level.
What should we bring ? Check out this list HERE we’ve put together of recommended items to bring .
Have more questions ? Give us a call @ 850-974-7919