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Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Surf Fishing in 30A

17 Mar 2018
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Avid anglers from all over the nation flock to 30A for the incredible fishing opportunities, fabulous year-round weather, and stunning Gulf Coast scenery. During your stay with us, we want you to enjoy the best surf fishing that our area has to offer. To help you get started, here is everything you need to know about surf fishing in 30A, including what species of fish you can expect to catch!

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The Best Times for Surf Fishing in 30A

While Florida’s warm and sunny weather provides plenty of opportunities for fishing all year-round, experts agree that the best times for surf fishing in 30A is between March and November. The tide is also a major component to consider when planning your fishing excursion. While fish will bite any time of day, you’ll be sure to get more bites when the tide is either rising or falling. We recommend going fishing in the early morning or evening.

Fish Species You Can Expect

The emerald-green waters of 30A are abundant with a wide variety of fish species. For surf fishing, your main targets will usually be:

  • Pompano
  • Whiting
  • Redfish
  • Blue Fish
  • Ladyfish
  • Blue Runners
  • Black Drum
  • Sheepshead
  • Bonita

The Best Spots for Surf Fishing in 30A

You can enjoy surf fishing anywhere along the shore of 30A, as long as you have a Florida fishing license. However, you’ll be more likely to find more fish if you venture to spots where the waves aren’t breaking against the sandbar. This is usually where fish enter and leave the inside slough as soon as the tide starts moving, so cast your line in these spots! Also, look for darker colored areas in the water called “holes.” These tend to be better feeding spots for fish, meaning excellent fishing opportunities for you. If you find that you’re not getting very many bites, try finding another spot at a different depth.

Take a look at the 30A Fishing Report to find what’s happening in the water right now and what you can expect during your trip!

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