My brother Darren was in town this past week so we decided to hit the surf here in Satellite Beach for some late afternoon fishing. My youngest son Dylan joined us as well. He is a fishing fool and I love every minute of it! I have noticed mornings and evenings seem to be the most productive time lately. We only had a couple of hours of daylight to work with. Before going, we visited Man Overboard Bait & Tackle to pick up some live sand fleas. We had a nice collection of baits with us which consisted of Native Salt Clams, frozen shrimp, Fishbites and live fleas. For tackle we were using a Pompano Rigg’s by Couture set up with white floats and a 4 ounce pyramid sinker.
We started off with Daren using white and I had chartreuse but quickly realized the white was getting bit 4 to 1 easy so I switched up as well. As soon as we hit the beach, I noticed sand fleas everywhere and we timed the incoming tide perfectly. My son was catching some real monster sand fleas. These things had to be an inch to 1.5 inches in size. We had some success catching whiting and margates using Native Salt Clams. Everything else seemed to be feeding on the live fleas. Probably because there were so many of them in the surf. We also realized pretty quickly that the fish were feeding in the first trough, taking advantage of the rising tide. For the next two hours we managed to get a surf fishing slam: pompano, black drum and redfish, with some whiting and margates mixed in. What an awesome evening surf fishing with family!