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#11309811 - 12/29/15 09:35 AM Surf Questions
toddparr Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/06/12
Posts: 4
Generally, I like my first post to a forum to be a contribution not a request, but here goes. I recently moved to the Houston area and am trying to take up surf fishing. I am not looking for any spots or tactics. I was just wondering about the "guts". I understand there are three or four and you want to be in the 2nd or third. How far do you need to wade/cast to reach these? I know it will vary from season to season and area to area. Just looking for general answers. Thanks!!

#11310953 - 12/29/15 07:24 PM Re: Surf Questions [Re: toddparr]
outdoorsman916 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/23/14
Posts: 504
Loc: Stafford Tx
I know the first guy is 60 yds. The 2nd is about 120 and I'm not sure about the 3rd. And west Galveston beach is great fishing. I will be down there Thursday for the black drum and bull reds.

#11312288 - 12/30/15 02:35 PM Re: Surf Questions [Re: toddparr]
OldFrog Offline
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Registered: 02/16/06
Posts: 48345
Loc: Probably not where you think
Most people wade too far out.
I've caught trout on live croaker in a foot of water while other guys were out there up to their necks catching hardheads.

The guts are different with different tides and at different locations. My advice is look up to "read" the water. Might be some youtube videos about it.

I look for changes in the sand ON the beach, bait fish sparkles, birds, tiny splashes and where the first waves break at the beach.
Then again, I usually only fish at sunrise.

You might try San Luis pass on the Galveston side...but dont wade past thigh deep in there. The currents can be killers. Many have lost their lives in there over the years. I used to prefer beach access 61, ( I think)...a ways before you get to the pass.
Now, Donald...please pick John Bolton for your running mate.

#11315933 - 01/01/16 09:03 AM Re: Surf Questions [Re: toddparr]
toddparr Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/06/12
Posts: 4
thanks for the info gentlemen, it really helps. I took a recon trip down to Matagorda on Wednesday and I am amazed at how the water clarity changes from Galveston to Surfside and to Matagorda. The Brazos must be dumping a ton of sediment right now. Think I am going to stick to San Luis Pass and Surfside areas for now.

#11327922 - 01/06/16 09:10 PM Re: Surf Questions [Re: toddparr]
CCRedFish Offline

Registered: 05/10/07
Posts: 137
Loc: Corpus Christi, TX
Check out
This guy Nick Meyer has lots of videos on how to read the surf as well as longcasting.


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