Texas Fishing Forum™--The Best Place in Texas to Talk Fishing
Well, maybe. It depends on your interest and whether the Forum maps into it.
These days I often awaken to the goal “Swing for the fence.” Followed by the reflective question “Did I hit a home run?”
Strange to some I suppose. My passion though is imparting distance to casting.
I cannot afford a boat, so I wade fish, but some waters in Texas I fish do not allow wading, so I bank fish.
A home run in casting distance? 300-yards is the world record. Hmm…another time.
My current chapter is beach casting with long rods, i.e. 11-feet or greater. Most online information on this topic is found in the United Kingdom and Australia websites and YouTube. There is a sprinkling of info regional to the USA—Northeast, Northwest, California and North Carolina—while www.tx-sharkfishing.com
has helpful handbooks on surf fishing in Texas.
Surprising the limited discussion considering the proximity of Texas to saltwater. Also surprising is the poor local availability of the specialized equipment needed for, and to support, surf casting with long rods. I ended up buying from shops in the UK; yes, shipping charges are expensive and inability to handle before buying is problematic.
The Texas Fishing Forum™ maps saltwater fishing into three subject areas: 1) Inshore Fishing, 2) Offshore Fishing, and 3) Saltwater Reports.
Inshore Fishing in the Forum includes surf, jetties and piers, wading, and nearshore boating—all based on fishing access points. It contains discussions on long “distance casting” using a cannon, drone or kayak to place the bait a long distance from the beach. But it generally lacks discussion on surf casting and fishing.
What basis do you use to buy your saltwater fishing equipment? Inshore or offshore? Surf or pier? Jetty or wading? Kayak or boat? Surely you recognize equipment is specialized for each approach and fish targeted.
Should the Texas Fishing Forum™ remap its Inshore definition to better fit your style and preferences for saltwater fishing? I say yes, as it does not meet my interests presently and it does not align well with the market.