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.
- Atlantic Croaker
- Redfish (Red Drum)
- Black Drum
- Spotted Sea Trout
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, Fishbites, 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.