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OK fellas; I normally fish from a 22' Glacier Bay in the Chesapeake Bay and do very well. However, this surf fishing stuff has me very frustrated. Every year I meet with a group of old friends who visit OB from the Anapolis and Philly area. We have been doing this for about 10 years. The problem is if we put all the fish we have caught in one 5gal bucket over the past 10 yrs the bucket might be half full!!!
My questions are: do you all fish with multiple rods at all times? That is, one rod out as far as it will cast, another half way, then the last in close to the break? How do you cut your bait fish? We usually cut big chunks of menhaden, spot or whatever. Are the heads the best, the mid section, or ahould I be cutting them into strips?
I have read about assessing the beach for sloughs, points etc.. so I know what I am suppose to be looking for, I guess.
If it wasn't for the great companionship, the beautiful beaches and of course a few beers and cigars I would just give up on this method of fishing!!!!
Any advice you accomplished sea shore fishermen could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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i usually fish with two one far one in closer. fresh bait is the key and you have to chage your bait more often depending on what you are fishing for. what time of year do yall go down? other than that just bring a 12 pack and enjoy the time with friends.
 

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Guess I am a sick surf-fisherman. Minimum, three rods, usually four (sometimes shoulders and elbows remain sore for days, especially if winds and currents mean using 8nbait). Most important (other than fresh bait) is reading the surf. Look for the sloughs, the bars and the current stream which is usually visable. When at AI (even though usually end up around the same area), I'll drive all the way down to the Virginia line and "scope the surf". Mark some spots (and if you see some regulars, stop and chat and take notes on where they are fishing, it will let you know where, but more importantly, the conditions of the beach and surf structures). If possible take pictures, and make notes where the pictures were taken, wind conditions tides and water temps, because all can change the location of the fish.

Me, I like 2 hours before and after tide change. Depending on the winds, flats can do well at high tide and holes during low. Just remember, first thing is to have fun, 'cause it ain't just about the fishing.

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Hey Drum Runner thanks for the reply. We will be there the weekend of 12 Dec !!
 

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check the calendar

There's a something going on that weekend on Dec. 13th.

I'll be the one with the big rod catching little fish....lol
 

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Thanks 1mo. I'll try and make it. Looks to be perfect timing!!
 
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