View Full Version : Understanding Basics

05-24-2009, 10:27 PM
Greetings All!

very new to this board and surf fishing. I must say a lot of good info in the Surf thread, and thanks a lot. Although still wanted to ask few questions:

1. Weather. How to read the surf report. What is a fishable surf and what is not? How about the wind speeds, swell etc.

2. Season. What is a typical season for surf stripers, April, May, June?

3. Gear & Tackle care. Is it just enough to hose off waders and gear of ocean salt?

All inputs appreciated, might see you out there ;)

05-27-2009, 02:07 PM
Anyone :-? C'mon, show the man soome luv :-/ No takers :-X

05-27-2009, 07:03 PM
1. weather: wind is the worst enemy. if your bait can't hit bottom because the wind is carrying the slack line, its time to quit. if the swells are moving the salad around and you are loosing lures to them, its time to quit.

2. winter - dead; spring - hit or miss; summer - surf time, dead inland; fall - surf dead, hot inland

3. gentle hose-ing is good

06-01-2009, 08:54 PM
That's very halpful, thanks pinfish.

I don't want to sound unenthusiastic or spoiled, I know everybody here is a die hard, and will go fishing if the weather sucks anyways, but speaking realistically in numbers what is a bad weather out on surf in terms of wind mph and swell ft?