Beach Fishing In The Fall [Tips, Tactics, & Great Fish Recipe]


Beach fishing in the Fall season sure can be a blast! And the trip you’ll see below is no exception.

I was fishing with Capt. B. Robertson and we got into an incredibly active bite from a variety of species with sizes ranging from around 6 ft long down to 6 inches.

Best of all, he shared some extremely helpful tips including the following:

  • How to select a good spot to beach fish in the Fall
  • What baits and equipment to use
  • What to do if catfish are prevalent
  • How to cook pompano and palometa

Note: Make sure to watch until the end so you see the helpful Q&A section.

Beach Fishing In The Fall [VIDEO]

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Equipment Used:

Here’s the equipment I was using during this trip:

Note: We typically use Fish Gum on the hooks in addition to the shrimp, but the fish were so aggressive that it wasn’t needed this trip.


Beach fishing sure can be fun when the right spot is chosen and the right bait is being used.

The textbook-looking spot that we fished sure proved to be a 90/10 zone given so much action took place in under 2 hours of fishing.

If you’d like to hire Capt. B. for a charter, here’s his number: (321) – 424 – 4119 (call or text).

Please leave any beach fishing related questions you have below so that I can make sure we cover them on our next trip.

We’d love to hear from you!

Finding The Fish Help

In order to help make sure that you are targeting the right areas based on the latest feeding trends and upcoming weather forecasts, make sure to use the following 3 resources because they will save you a ton of time.

1. Weekend Game Plans (updated weekly)

These regional game plans will show you exactly what types of spots to target in under 10 minutes… just click the video to start, and you’ll be informed on what to do on your next trip.

➡ Weekend Game Plan Lessons

2. Smart Fishing Spots Platform (updated every 15 minutes)

This exclusive software literally shows you where the most fish are likely to be feeding based on exactly when you’ll be fishing. It factors in the tides, wind, and weather to help you quickly see which areas to target throughout the day.

➡ Smart Fishing Spots App

3. Community Reports (live feed)

The Insider Community platform is what you can use to see what is biting near you, and you can get to know other members who fish in your area. Plus, you can use it to keep a log of your catches so you can use past trips to help predict future catches.

➡ Community Platform 

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Anthony Bishop
23 days ago

We fish from shore most times and the surf is the best way to go. Sure hope it stays around for a while. Thank you, Luke!

Joe Geis
24 days ago

Great info Luke. Thanks. Plan to do some beach fishing this winter so look forward to more beach fishing videos.

Lenny Grimando
25 days ago

Very informative video Luke. As noted in an earlier post, I would love to see a beach fishing video on the west coast of Florida, Specifically, in the Englewood and Boca Grand area. Thanks.

Ron Rudolph
25 days ago

Great information as this is the fishing that is easily available for me.

Scott Messick
26 days ago

This was great – and timely!

Serious Question: Going to Nags Head this weekend for a weeks worth of Surf Fishing…what is the proper footwear for this time of year?

Isaac Lee
24 days ago
Reply to  Scott Messick

I went to Nags head this time of year last year. I was comfortable with boots and waders. This weekend looks pretty warm, so sandals should be fine. The water will be cold though. Good Luck! Hopefully you can snag some drum!

Omer Dumais
26 days ago

Great video, I hope that as SS ramps up on beach fishing that beaches like Honeymoon Island on the gulf coast in Dunedin can get some coverage. I have caught whiting there and others have caught snook and seatrout. Catching smaller but legal and tasty fish like you did on the east coast is fun, relaxing and great table fare. Also, stuff kids and grandkids can be a part of while enjoying the beach. Thanks

Joe Robles
27 days ago

Great video, the live Q&A was a nice touch. Maybe for the next beach session include the pre trip plans. Beach selection, arrival time based on tides or time of day, high impact vs low impact beach – ideal water temp, finding clean water ….

Randall Evans
27 days ago

enjoyed the entire video. I spend more time in the surf than I do the inland sound. Also enjoy the recipes and cleaning tips.

Daniel Pletcher
27 days ago

Luke, what was the actual date of filming this video. Thank you

Daniel Pletcher
27 days ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Thanks Luke

leroy searing
27 days ago

great video. I surf fish alot. Learned something new!!


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