Best Surf Fishing rigs: 12 rigs to catch more fish in the surf.

We all know surf fishing can be incredibly rewarding and sometimes very disappointing. Majority of the time when we hit a bad day on the surf the reasons can be as simple as using the wrong rig or not presenting it correctly. Here we take a look at 12 of the best rigs you can use in the surf as …

How to catch bluefish from the pier or shore (Ultimate guide)

Bluefish are a great species to target. They a super fast, have razor-sharp teeth, and give an epic fight. Bluefish are known all over the world by different names. In the US they are called Bluefish, or Snapper, in Australia, they are known as Tailors and in South Africa, they are known as Shad or Elf.  Bluefish can be caught …

How to catch red drum from the surf or a pier: Ultimate Guide!

Red Drum are an epic fish to target in the surf. Whether they are still Puppy Drums or fully matured into the monsters they are, you are promised a great fight! Find out the key difference between Puppy Drum vs Red Drum – click here! Catching Red Drum in the surf can be incredibly rewarding and equally as difficult. Let’s review …

Puppy drum vs Red drum: know what you catch!

Puppy drums often bring confusion to many anglers, but here we have the answers to clear up what a puppy drum vs a red drum is. In short, a Puppy Drum is a name given to a juvenile Red Drum. Red Drums can grow to be around 60 pounds so it’s understandable that we are calling the young something different.  …

Hook sizes for 13 surf fishing species: Quick answers!

This article looks at 12 popular saltwater surf fishing species, and the right size and type of hook for each species.  This is based on experience and expert advice from multiple anglers.  Jump to summary table at the bottom to find the right hook size you need.  The species list includes the following… Click here for the 12 best surf …

Do Pompano Have Teeth? Fast answer and helpful handling tips!

In another edition of our saltwater species series, we look at Pompano, their teeth and how you can handle pompano properly. We will answer questions like what’s the best way to handle pompano? Can you lip pompano? And do pompano have teeth? Young pompano have small, conical teeth, but these disappear later in their life. By the time the fish …

Do Tarpon Have Teeth? Quick Answer!

In another article on our saltwater species list, we look at Tarpon and the nature of their teeth and bite. If you’re targeting tarpon on your next fishing trip, you might be wondering how to handle and land these large fighting fish.  When sticking your hand in or near the mouth of such a big fish you definitely want to …

A bluefish bite

Is a Bluefish Bite dangerous? Do bluefish have teeth? (Answered!)

Bluefish are a popular target species across the coast of the US. However, they are extremely aggressive and many anglers worry about handling them safely and using the right tackle to land them.  Let’s look more into bluefish bites, whether they are a dangerous fish to handle, and tackle tips to secure your bluefish catch. Bluefish can cause severe bites …

A man holding a redfish thinking Do redfish have teeth

Do redfish have teeth? (Answered & handling tips!)

Redfish, otherwise known as red drum fish, are popular saltwater fish. You can catch them all along the East Coast and into the Gulf of Mexico. But, do redfish have teeth like other saltwater fish?  While redfish do have teeth, they aren’t sharp at all! They actually have bony structures called pharyngeal teeth at the back of their mouth. These …

Looking at fried fish wondering Can you eat a bowfin fish

Can you eat a bowfin fish? (Answered!)

Anglers have debated the question “ Can you eat Bowfin fish?” for years. But the answer isn’t as simple as you would think.  Bowfin fish have been pinned as bottom feeders and thus not deemed as worthwhile to catch as your better-eating game fish.  However, the bowfin is known to be a spirited fighter and apparently rivals fish like the …