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Old 06-09-2010, 03:32 PM
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Default Where to cast in the surf?

Hey all, this is my second year of experience with saltwater fishing, and I am just beginning to really target stripers. When casting from the surf, should I just try to cast it as far as I can, or should I attempt to place my bait a certain distance out in the surf?

I typically just try to cast it out as far as I can, which isn't too far considering I am still trying to master my cast. However, a friend of mine made a short cast on accident once recently and caught a striper on a bloodworm while reeling it in. It was little guy, but a striper none the less.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:14 PM
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Hey all, this is my second year of experience with saltwater fishing, and I am just beginning to really target stripers. When casting from the surf, should I just try to cast it as far as I can, or should I attempt to place my bait a certain distance out in the surf?

I typically just try to cast it out as far as I can, which isn't too far considering I am still trying to master my cast. However, a friend of mine made a short cast on accident once recently and caught a striper on a bloodworm while reeling it in. It was little guy, but a striper none the less.

Switch it up a bit and vary the distance of your cast. The other night there were 10 rods lined up along the beach here in Old Orchard, throwing anything from clam to sandworms to chunk mackerel etc. The surf was high and the seaweed was rolling over everyone's lines making it difficult to catch anything. EVERYONE on the beach was trying to "get out beyond the seaweed" and were launching their casts half way to China. My buddy reels in, changes his bait over to a chunk of fresh mackerel and lobs a cast out maybe 10-15 yards at the most. You can guess what happened next...he landed the only fish of the night. Nice 26" striper while everyone else picked seaweed off their lines or just quit. There is no right or wrong answer here man, if out deep doesn't work dont be afraid to bring it in shallow. Stripers will chase baitfish within a few feet of the shoreline or cruise the shallow water for an easy meal, if I've seen it once I've seen it a hundred times. Good luck man, hope this helps.


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Old 06-10-2010, 03:34 PM
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Default Re: Where to cast in the surf?

Thanks man, I appreciate the help. Hopefully I'll land something nice at the Outbanks, NC next week.
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:59 AM
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Default Re: Where to cast in the surf?

hi everybody looking for help. i found a spot where the stripers jump out of the water laughing at me all night. i was able to caught one. everynight is the same thing. they jump and laugh and i try everything from live to fake any help on how i can pull more in.
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Default Re: Where to cast in the surf?

Cast to where the fish should be.
Read the beach, look for cuts, pulls, rips, bars...........

Putting a bait into the whitewater breaking over a bar is always a good place to start. casting to the outside edge of the whitewater breaking over a bar next to a cut is an even better idea.
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