One of the most common questions I get while I'm standing on the beach surf casting  is "What kind of fish do you catch?".  Here is a list of fish species I commonly catch in the surf, in order of most commonly caught to least commonly caught.
  • Bluefish
  • Whiting
  • sharks
  • Atlantic Croaker
  • Spot
  • Pompano
  • Redfish (Red Drum)
  • Black Drum
  • Spotted Sea Trout
  • Flounder

As you can see by pictures in the in my surf fishing reports, Bluefish is by far the most common fish I catch. ;There are two main reasons I catch a lot Bluefish. ;One, There are a lot of Bluefish in the surf where I fish. ;Two, I like to fish with finger mullet, which is a favorite bait of the Bluefish. ;

The next most common fish I catch off the beach is Whiting also called Gulf Kingfish. ;These fish are out in the surf most of the year and can be caught with pieces of shrimp, clams, Fish Bites, etc. ;There are also great to eat and unregulated in Florida. ;I'll post an article about each of these surf fishing species over the next few days.