What is the secret to reading the surf while surf fishing?

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asked Jul 31, 2017 in Saltwater Fishing by RADFIN18 (176 points)

3 Answers

+1 vote
answered Aug 8, 2017 by dwnc (1,254 points)
Look for spots with gaps between waves.  Usually indicates break in sandbar.  Also, look for breakers close enough for you to cast over.  The best thing to do is scout the area at low tide and look for holes
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answered Aug 15, 2017 by yakfishnick (320 points)
dwmc has given a great answer. To that I'd add this... find cuts where the water is moving in or out, holes where fish can lay to ambush bait as it gets washed by, and anywhere you find bait or birds working bait.
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answered Nov 4, 2017 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
Go at low tide and look for structure no the beach where you will fish. You can see the holes, the areas where runout will occur, the trough and the bar locations. Try and relate these areas to reference points on shore...or take pictures so you can find these spots later. At higher tides, notice what the water looks like for the various types of structure so you can find them on beaches you don't have the opportunity to pre-scout.
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