How To Fish Beach Points For Trout, Snook, Jacks, & Sharks
Do you want to catch a lot of fish in a short amount of time?
Fishing beach points is one of the best ways to do that!
And not only can you quickly catch a ton of fish… but you also don’t need a fancy boat or kayak — you can do it from shore!
In this video, we’re going LIVE with Wader Dave as he and Luke fished a small beach point and caught loads of fish, including, snook, speckled trout, and jacks.
Luke even had a run-in with the tax man as you can see in the picture above!
And as they were fishing, Wader Dave shared a ton of tips, such as:
- How to find the best beach fishing spots
- What lures to use
- The #1 thing you need to do to catch fish in these types of spots
- The best time of day to catch boatloads of fish
- And much more
You can watch the video version of this podcast below (which I definitely recommend!), listen to the audio version by clicking the play button underneath it, or listen to it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.
How To Fish Beach Points [VIDEO]
How To Fish Beach Points [PODCAST]
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How To Find Good Beach Points To Fish
There are two things that you want to look for when looking for a good beach point to fish:
At this spot we had lots of current as the outgoing tide was ripping and bringing out lots of bait.
The current also created some steep dropoffs, as well as troughs near the shore, so that provided the structure fish like to hunt near.
And when you’re fishing the beach, know that the fish are right at these depth changes.
Many people wade out to chest-deep water casting their lures out as far as they can, but in reality, the fish are usually behind them!
They’re in the troughs that run parallel to the shore (so they might be just a foot or two off of the beach) and where the depth is changing along the points.
So cast to these areas, not out in the deep water.
Use Light Gear For Beach Fishing
When you’re fishing beaches for snook, trout, and jacks, you don’t need heavy gear.
There’s not a lot of rocks or tree roots around that will break you off, so you can get away with a lighter setup.
Here’s what Wader Dave was using:
- Medium action 7′ 6″ rod
- 3000 size reel
- 10 lb braid
- 30 lb fluorocarbon leader
Best Lures For Beach Fishing
We used a few different lures on this trip, including:
- A 1/2 oz bucktail with white and green and/or red
- A new shrimp lure we’re trying out (keep on the lookout for some big news about this lure!)
And with all of these lures, here’s the key: the fish are feeding on the bottom, so that’s where you need to get your lure.
Wader Dave was using a 1/2 oz bucktail and Luke was using a 1/2 oz jig head to make sure their lures were getting into the strike zone.
And once they felt their lures hit the bottom, they were bouncing them along to get fish to strike.
Best Time To Catch Fish Along The Beach
One more thing to note about fishing the beaches in the summertime is that it’s very dependent on time of day.
When we first got to the water, we were hooking up almost every cast.
But then, about an hour after sunrise (and towards the end of this video), the bite slowed down drastically.
So if you do decide to hit the beaches this summer, be sure to have a line in the water very close to sunrise and sunset.
What a fun trip!
I hope you enjoyed this episode and learned a lot about catching fish from the beaches around points.
Here are the biggest things to keep in mind:
- Look for current
- Look for dropoffs
- Use a heavy enough lure or jig head to bounce your lure on the bottom
- Fish right around sunrise and sunset
If you want more Wader Dave, you can check him out at his website, WadersGuide.com, or you can get the wade fishing course he created with us where he shares all of his secrets.
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