There is a modern train of thought when it comes to topwater lures. With a lot of pre-set rules put on these lures, this may be one of the most misunderstood baits in our tackle arsenal. It’s time to rethink the topwater lure, starting with busting the first myth that this bait only work at dusk and dawn.
Beach fishing is heavily focused on your gear and making sure you’re set up with salt graded equipment, typically an 8000 series reel, making sure it has plenty of line capacity. You could even fish as low as a 5000 or 6000 series. You don’t have to go crazy with the pound test, as long as you’re playing your drag right, you’ll be able to land these 40-50 giants from the surf.
Red Drum will follow the outgoing tide by the same route they they came in during the incoming tide. Drum tend to follow their same patterns when riding the tides which also give anglers an advantage as they learn their behaviors. The tides are almost a resent button,
For anglers looking for that inshore slam or those looking for a solid mixed bag, look no further than the Chesapeake Bay. In close proximity to the CBBT, fishing between the first small boat channel and the First Island has been one of the hottest places during the Summers for solid catches.
The time of year is most key when determining what areas to target bass and what lures and baits to use.