Top Ad

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

what size weight should you surf fish with

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • what size weight should you surf fish with

    what size weight should you surf fish with

  • #2
    Surf fishing all depends on the conditions, assuming you are using light line for perch and corbina, I would suggest four pound test, and a 1/4 ounce up to 1 ounce sinker depending on the current and the surf

    Comment


    • #3
      No way. On a surfcaster at least a 12# line might be sufficient w/ a steel leader for durability because bluefish will literally chew thier way up the line! I have seen one chew 4 inches of steel leader like it's nothing. I think ol' boy is looking for something bigger.

      Comment


      • #4
        However I think a 1/4 ounce pyramid sinker on the tag end of the line (steel leader included) is a good choice for most onshore conditions. Sorry to be a butthead, but most fish I've caught (and lost) surf fishing will chew that line up to shreds.

        Comment


        • #5
          No worries, your feedback is jut as good as mine, just out here in SO CAL most of surf fishermen are targeting perch, which require super light lines

          Comment


          • #6
            Whatever it takes to hold. I'm on hatteras right now (raining buckets) and we've had to use either a 5 or 6 oz weight and at times going up to 7 or 8. Just depends on what the current is doing. I like to use a 4, but the current is usually too strong for that.

            Comment


            • #7
              Really depends on what are fishing for and what line weight you have. Looks from your profile like you are fishing the Martha's Vinyard area of the Atlantic. About a 2 oz to 4 oz pyramid sinker should hold you tight in the sand and be relatively easy to cast with 12 to 17 lb line on a surf rod. You usually need at least this amount of weight or even more to hold your bait against the rolling surf. Also, lets you cast way out there where the big ones are.

              Comment


              • #8
                Agreed with DakotaMan and + 1 for you sir!!!

                Comment

                Welcome!

                Collapse

                Welcome to Field and Streams's Answers section. Here you will find hunting, fishing, and survival tips from the editors of Field and Stream, as well as recommendations from readers like yourself.

                If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ for information on posting and navigating the forums.

                And don't forget to check out the latest reviews on guns and outdoor gear on fieldandstream.com.

                Right Rail 1

                Collapse

                Top Active Users

                Collapse

                There are no top active users.

                Right Rail 2

                Collapse

                Latest Topics

                Collapse

                • Reply to Liz Cheney
                  by jhjimbo
                  Chris Krebs was on Maddow tonight. He was in charge of cybersecurity and Election fraud. Did not do very good job as everything was hacked including...
                  Yesterday, 11:56 PM
                • Liz Cheney
                  by rock rat
                  I'm of mixed enthusiasm for the current split amongst Republicans. I do appreciate truthfulness and honesty, also supporting our democratic systems of...
                  Yesterday, 06:02 PM
                • Molly Hemingway
                  by jhjimbo
                  Molly Hemingway is a highly regarded professional Journalist.

                  Her latest book is 'Rigged'. Does that tell you anything ?...
                  Yesterday, 11:49 PM
                • Reply to They thought of everything.
                  by FirstBubba
                  A video update of the audit in AZ by GOP Chairwoman Dr. Kelli Ward
                  Two great videos.

                  https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/arizona...
                  Yesterday, 10:13 PM
                • They thought of everything.
                  by jhjimbo
                  This is how a ballot forensic exam is conducted. Sounds very complete.


                  The ballot is taken to a forensic scanning station to test...
                  05-03-2021, 10:26 AM

                Right Rail 3

                Collapse

                Footer Ad

                Collapse
                Working...
                X