Oh yes, Surfland B&T is closed for January. It will open up soon.
The best place you ever want to go.
Worms are the bait of choice. You can't lose. Though if you want big fish and only big fish it's eels.
Sounds like you went past the road to the Refuge.
When you get to that Gulf you should take a right.
That road will bring you straight into the Refuge.
7 Miles of QUIET pristine beach and wetlands, loaded with scenery and wildlife.
I go there many times in the winter to just enjoy.
When the beach is open (not closed for Plovers) it closes very early in the AM.
Only so many vehicles are allowed in. So it is not ever crowded.
I can park my truck for the weekend and not even see anyone for a mile.
I absolutely love that beach.
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Ooops about the high -low rig, yes alot of us use it up here.
I personally tend to stay away from using herring because I think it attracts dogfish.( I had 0 dogfish and 0 skates this year! a personal best!)
I use the Jersey doodlebug set up. Float a worm and have been very successful so far.
The rips up there are incredible and the surf can come in fast and wipe you on your butt so be careful. Know the tides. By that I mean time and height.
It is very different fro IBSP.