Surfers versus Surf Fishers

Discussion in 'West Florida' started by Float, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Losttsol

    Losttsol Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2013
    Proper etiquette is to attach the hook to your leash plug and then paddle directly out to sea. If hooked by pier fisherman, then paddle parallel to beach in opposite direction of pier.
  2. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012

  3. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    What I often see is that they'll set up at the best breaking spot on the beach, put out a several lines, and end up catching nothing. Sometimes it doesn't matter that there's already people in the water.
  4. GoodVibes

    GoodVibes Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Hey honey,how did you do fishing today?I hooked a pretty big stud.Came up swinging.:mad::eek:
  5. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Um yeah this is an epidemic. The other night at the home break when there were actual scraps to be had at the end of the day, surf fisher dude was setting up his stuff in front of the only viable peak that had ok sets coming in. I entered the water 50 yards to his right but then went diagonal in front of him when I saw that he was setting up in front of the only good peaks. We looked at each other the whole time and knew what both were up to. Turned out that he wanted to avoid hooking me in the grill a lot more than I feared getting hooked. Good choice by him.

    Sorry brahs, but there are a lot of damn surf fishing spots in my area. A ton actually. There are not many viable peaks to surf this time of year here. These surf fishers, fake vaca-spongers, swimmers, and assorted wading idiots have no idea how long we have to wait to do our thing. Call me aggro or entitled all you want but when they can do their thing at will and we have to be on call for the blue moon occasion to hit, I've got no issue at all telling them to GET OFF MY PEAK!!!
  6. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Haha what braddah??!?

    Is this a cat pedaling his Huffy to the water with his rod in hand or is this a dude who casts his line into brooks and streams he pedals by and when he feels a tug he pedals away to use the torque from the bike to get the sucka out?
  7. Bill Cosby's nephew

    Bill Cosby's nephew Well-Known Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Sometimes I like to use my SUP as a mobile fishing platform. I often find that the bait fish like to school where the sandbars are, which consequently is usually where the best waves are breaking, so that's usually where I fish. I try to go when the tide is incoming because fish tend to follow the tide due to nutrients flowing with the water. Do I hook surfers sometimes? Yeah, but you can't own the ocean. It's as much mine as it is the kooks. Last time I was out I caught 37 5 inch croakers.
  8. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    You're joking right? Fishing from an SUP is fun and I do enjoy it, but never around anybody, surely you were being sarcastic / joking.
  9. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Francis Buxton (idiot formerly known as BCN) spews nonsense just to get at least some attention during some part of his unloved existence.
  10. OceanO

    OceanO Well-Known Member

    Jul 23, 2013
    my buddy told me once that guys used to paddle out at sebastian inlet with pocket knives to cut lines.
  11. Bill Cosby's nephew

    Bill Cosby's nephew Well-Known Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Francis who? And besides, that's 99% of this forum. That's basically all you do
  12. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Yeah, there use to be a war between the surfers & fishermen down there, I hear it's not 100% over, but it's a lot better than it use to be, I don't make it down that far South normally, but occasionally I'll hit up Spanish House up the road
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  13. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    There's usually 2 very different types of surf fishermen. And you can tell them apart by their gear.
    There's the kooks and the real salty dudes.
    The guys that know what they are doing will usually stick to themselves and walk until they find solitude.
    The kooks will see a guy hook up on a jetty or a pier and go right next to them. The guy that caught the fish will walk away cursing and find a new spot. The kook will fish there every day and tell all his friends.
  14. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Didn't you know? Fish are always biting whenever and where ever the surfers are.
  15. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Yeah, we had a bad rumble last winter with a guy who started fishing on our favorite peak where four of us older women were. I hadn't noticed till I popped up and yelled WTF, there was a line caught around me. We told the guy to move down the beach. Then he hooked a seagull. Idiot let the seagull flap around like a kite. I yelled, to throw a towel on the bird to calm it and unhook it. He told me to shut up. Probably would've given him a good lecture but his wife was there and she looked rough and meaner than a snake. Poor bird, he cut the line and the bird flew off with the hook still in it's wing. He begrudgingly moved down the beach. Jerk.
  16. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    lol I think we all been there.the worst part is when they start chucken out the fish heads where your sitten to chum the area.i met plenty of fisherman,and im a little fisherman myself,fisherman don't respect surfers,or anyone else on the beach.they look at u crazy for actually going out there.but a lot of good surf spots are plagued with fisherman.just got to paddle away from them
  17. GreenFlash35

    GreenFlash35 Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    i don't surf with a leash near fishermen for fear of intanglement. i also won't piss in my new board shorts. Fisherman on the beach. i piss all over the beach.:cool:
  18. RobfromFredneck

    RobfromFredneck Well-Known Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    I enjoy fishing and surf fishing. I understand that some of the sandbars and rips make for really good fishing spots and also good surfing breaks on a good day. It's just really frustrating that most all of the time its the fishermen that arrive 2nd and cause the trouble. Most surfers don't paddle out in front of a fisherman do they? I've never done it. I guess if there was only 1 really good break on the beach and it was right in front of a fisherman. I'd have some small talk with him first and then let him know that there is only one spot really to surf and if he'd mind moving down or up the beach a little ways. If he gives attitude about moving, then you could ask him how long he plans to fish and come back later.

    Here is your typical looking jackass that casts out into a group of surfers...
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2013
  19. Float

    Float New Member

    Jul 26, 2013
    This has been extremely informative. Thank you for all of your stories.

    I'm guessing that my personal biggest problem is that I keep going down to the Portofino Tower 3 because most of the time it is deselate and the breaks are nice for my skill level. I will make sure to clip a pocket knife on incase I get snagged!
  20. pdub

    pdub Active Member

    May 31, 2013
    I've had fishermen set up in front of me lots of times like I'm sure many people have. I usually just ignore them and if I run over their lines, so be it. A few weeks ago after work I was out surfing down the beach minding my own business and I look over and some dude is paddling a bait out on a kayak. I was speechless. There were swimmers and surfers all up and down the beach and these fools (4) are shark fishing. I though about just paddling down the beach but I couldn't give in to these dumb asses, so I just stayed put. Some people are just clueless.