Covid thoughts (how I’m dealing with the stress) — Kayak Fishing With Kevin

This challenging time in our lives has got a lot of people battling depression. Some people are actually fighting the virus itself, some have family and friends battling the disease, and some are manning the front lines of the battle and will suffer from PTSD for some time afterward. On the other hand, some of […]

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A key piece of gear for surf fishing at night: Headlamps

Surf fishing at night is one of the best forms of fishing. The peaceful calm for the evening sky, the cool breeze. It’s just you, the ocean, and the fish that lay beneath waiting to be hooked! Surf fishing is often done at night because the nocturnal feeding habits of many target species. Predator fish found in the surf tend to come closer to the shoreline to feed in the dark hours. This means, you have a better chance of catching a bigger fish! With less disturbance from swimmers and surfers, you’re more likely to hook the trophy fish of your dreams!

Something that one does not usually consider when getting into surf fishing at night is the need for light. Headlamps are a vital accessory. 

They allow you to be hands free while you reel in your catch. Not to mention, we’re talking about swinging sharp hooks in the air, it is important to be able to see what’s in front of your face!

Go Fishing Magazine took a look at three really awesome headlamps to set you up for success during your evening angling. What we love about all of these is that they have rechargeable battery systems!

 

1. Lupine Lighting Systems BLIKA RX4 Bluetooth 2100 Lumen LED Headlamp System

What is wild about the Lupine Blika is that it is Bluetooth! This means a fully adjustable spotlight up to a major 2100 Lumens! This is a great piece of gear for nighttime adventurers. With a run time of 80 hours, you won’t be the person calling the night short because your headlamp battery wore out. This is a really cool tech-savvy headlamp.

2. Fenix HM65R 1400 Lumens Tri-Proof Magnesium Headlamp

We like this headlamp for its comfort. It stays where it is supposed to, truly a great accessory for runners too! But picture this, you’re reeling in the biggest fish of your life and your headlamp starts slipping down your face… you can’t see what’s happening, its chaos! Or you have this sucker right where it is supposed to be! This lamp takes rechargebale batteries and gets an A+ for its waterproof factor. Your light will stay on even when it’s pouring cats and dogs!

3. DLDLGJ 3800LM LED Headlight

This headlight has a great sweat-proof headband, offering some temperature control and enhancing comfort. It is waterproof, and doesn’t falter in various weather conditions ranging from extreme heat to cold and dusty, or likely in your case, sandy, environments! It uses rechargeable batteries and is ultra reliable.

Fishing Gear Guide with Reviews

Choosing the right fishing gear can make a difference.   The following charts list types of fishing gear, their names and uses.

NOTE: Though Light Line, Heavy Line, Big Reals, Small Reals, Short Poles, Long Poles, Stiff Poles, and Flexible Poles, are all made to improve different types of fishing, you can catch most fish without spending a bundle of money.   It’s just a matter of choosing the right gear for you.     img_1888-2

So, if a fast pole is called stiffer and a flexible pole slow, moderate pretty much lets you know that it’s somewhere in the middle.   There’s some pretty nice fising gear in the moderate range that can get the job done for most types of fishing.  Here are some charts to help you choose the one that’s best for you.

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Cortez Fishing Village, a Bit of Old Florida — Ron Mayhew’s Blog

We were in the neighborhood and decided to stop at the Star Fish Company for a blackened grouper sandwich. It was early afternoon and the place was slammed. While waiting for our sandwich and beer I had a few minutes to wander around the docks with my camera and ultra-wide angle lens. Life seems to […]

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Three Great Blue Herons Fishing at Sunset — Photos by Donna

Three Great Blue Herons, each fishing around sunset for one more meal….or two or three. Each heron at a different distance from me. “Focused” “Ready To Strike” “Fishing on Golden Waters” All three photos taken this past February 2019 at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, Maryland.

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