Originally Posted by rmckee33
hello everyone! i am new to the sport of saltwater fishing and was hoping to get some advice on surfcasting in rhode island.i recently got interested in this sportand have been going out once a week in search of the elusive striper.i have read many books and many posts on how to land stripers but i am still having no luck,despite all of my unfruitful attempts i still love going out there it is very relaxing.i have tried many spots ranging from beavertail,blackrocks,point judith light+watch hill,,and still have no luck.i always go out at night+try to get 2 hours on both ends of a tide ,preferably high tide
.i have used everything from eels to clams+ recently gotten a couple of bites on plugs but still no fish lol. do i suck at this or is this normal?im not sure how to read where the fish MIGHT be,i have been trying to go somewhere where the wind has been blowing in that direction hoping the baitfish would follow. i guess what im asking all you oldtimers is if you could take a guestimate to where the fish might be how would you do so?would it depend on the wind ,current?are they at certain places at certain times?i know theres no guarantees but i figured that i might as well ask.any info would be greatly appreciated!!
First things first....
For some of those areas,,,, wrong tide.
Next, there are always fish somewhere. Yes, even in February.
... and if enticed, they will
The game is putting the pieces together. That's the fun.
If you don't know what pieces to put together,,, there is a wealth if info here on 247 in the search and archives.
I'd tell you where and what time along with which bait.....
But that would take all the fun out of it and I'd hate to ruin your day.
There is a reason they call it fishing... and not catching.
One last thing. Once you get it all figured out,,, you'll understand that there is only one true rule to fishing.
That rule is simply,,,, Fish are where you find them
. (Simple, but true. fish don't read no stinking books.)