7 Tips for Saltwater Shore Fishing Success
By: Rob Newell
A boat is not required to have fishing success in shallow saltwater; heed these on-foot tips to catch your share of fish in the brine
Before I bought a boat, all of my coastal saltwater fishing was done from shore, mostly from beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and on adjoining bays. Even though I’m a boat owner now, I still fish from shore quite a bit.
I will drive the boat out to barrier islands, spits and points, park it on the bayside and walk to the Gulf side to pick on pompano, flounder, whiting and reds in the surf. There is nothing quite like standing knee deep in teal tidewaters while a pompano is peeling your drag.
If you are shore bound and looking to do some fishing by foot along the Gulf of Mexico, here are a few simple things to keep in mind.
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