Views of the Neighborhood -Surf Fishing

As you can see it is a beautiful day. The surf is calm and the winds have slowed. All this means the surf fisherfolk will be out in force. Good time to cruise around and see what we can see.

A young man making breakfast. There is no fish but plenty of bacon. He obviously stayed the night.

Need to have a full bait bucket. He caught and released a shark.

This is how you surf fish. You wade out with a rod and cast as far as you can.

Getting that line ready.

Couple out for a day of fishing. That grill says they have confidence.

Here is a group who have circled the RVs. Pretty safe from wolves.

Here is a shot that could be called, “retrospective for a chair.” Wonder what happens if there is a bite.

You can barely see the guy on top of the camper in a lounge chair. Looks like a cool spot.

Here is how the resorts put up with the sun. Those umbrellas and chairs are set up by the staff.

They even have portable restrooms at this resort.

This is what they use to groom the sand on the beach.

A couple of poles. Looks like they ditched their owners.

Here is what we all hate. Some idiot from San Antonio putting up caution tape to reserve an area that could accommodate twenty people. The big question, “Where the heck are they?” Probably in bed while you are out here trying to find a place. “Go ahead cut the ribbon and pull in.”

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  1. I was going to ask why somebody doesn’t either cut the ribbon or shrink their space. Seems so rude.

    Also, I thought surf fishing was going to involve surfboards. 😐

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    1. It’s likea lot of things, people are afraid to tell others that they are being rude. No surfboards involved. Thanks, Charles.

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      1. Can always go passive aggressive. 😜

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      2. Might be worth a try.

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  2. There’s always one trying to spoil the fun!

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    1. Unfortunately there are several. Thanks, GP

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  3. Oh brother…is that really necessary? What a beautiful day. Thanks for sharing, John. It’s always relaxing to take a stroll along the beach.

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    1. Some think so. Thanks, Jill. 😀

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  4. Increadible event, dear John! The shot with chairs is very special. I guess there are flying fishes jumping straight on a hook in the area 🙂

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    1. Ha ha ha. I suppose that would be the only way. Thanks, Maria.

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      1. 🙂 Or better some pretty walking fishes or mermaids even!

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  5. Good pictures, John. I learned something new as I didn’t know about surf fishing. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. I’m glad to be a source of knowledge. Thanks Suzanne.

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  6. You could put up a sign on the reserved spot that says “pet restroom.”

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  7. Good to know that you have “special” people in Texas, too. The pictures of the poles that have abandoned their owners are really nice photos, John.I love the light on the water.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. My producer made me get out early to catch the folks fishing.

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      1. Smart woman

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  8. Good morning, John,
    looks like a fantastic day. I think Mary and I should drive down for a few days soon. Btw, Mary likes to fish, whereas I don’t. I remember a time when she sat at the harbour and “bathed her worms”. 😀
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. Bathed her worms. Ha ha ha.

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  9. I would definitely cut that ribbon!
    Love the “Easy like Sunday morning” ride, John!

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    1. It certainly was. Thanks, Marc.

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  10. There’s been high excitement here about the flat surf. The whole coast’s been flat. Lots of shark caught, too. I did look, and found your water temperature’s about 6-7 degrees less than ours. It makes that surf fishing just a touch more pleasant.

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    1. Of course afer 85 degrees it is all relative. Thaks, Linda.

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  11. Well, it does look like you had a pretty day, but I’m not sure I’d spend it surf fishing. Those waves look pretty choppy to a landlubber! Have you ever noticed how standing in water that’s moving puts you a tad off-balance??

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    1. Yes it does. These waves were very small.

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  12. Nice stroll! Agree on the ‘ribbon cutting’! ♥

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks.

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  13. John, your morning stroll was a lovely way to end my day. Thank you. Ditto what Dan said about the photos. They’re gorgeous.
    I didn’t realize there was a resort so near. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. The resort is homes plus golf, restaurant, Condos etc.

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  14. Yet, so much is beautiful about this day. Many smiles, I’m sure.

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    1. For sure. Always smiles.

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  15. Thank you for a lovely visit to the beach. I hope somebody cut the caution tape. 🙂

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    1. I didn’t stay around to find out. 😀

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  16. There’s always some idiot who thinks they’re more important than everyone else. Other than that, looks like a fun time!

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    1. I liked Craig’s suggestion of putting up a sign that says “Pet Restroom.”

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  17. Methinks that Port A should hire Tiny to police the absentee beach space hoarders. That shot about ‘retrospective for a chair’ reminded me of the college classroom picture of a professor’s tape recorder talking to a room full of student tape recorders. What if there was a fire drill?

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    1. Ha haha. Then the recorders will all be in snych.

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  18. Gwen Plano · ·

    I didn’t know about surf fishing, but I love the photo. And, the pickup guy fixing breakfast, wonder if he’d share? I can almost smell the bacon. 🙂

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    1. It did smell good for sure. Thank you, Gwen

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  19. My Dad loved surf fishing! Thanks for the walk on the beach. As for the guy with the taped off area, I’m on my way with a BIG pair of scissors. Yes, when I was young I probably would have refrained from telling someone what I thought about their rudeness, but now, at my age, it’s a whole different story.

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    1. I now what you mean, Michelle. Thanks. 😀

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  20. Great pics, John, and I didn’t know about surf fishing. My favorite photos are the lonely chair, the poles that ditched their owners, and the lounge chair on top of the camper. People are creative in any environment. But I agree with the rudeness in the last photo. Although, let’s end on a happy note, a fun day for all. 🙂

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  21. My kind of day. 🙂

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  22. NO WETSUITS! The water must warm. It does look pretty. I like the retrospective pole and chair, and the guy on the roof of his RV chillin.

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    1. The water is 87 degrees today. Thanks, Deborah.

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      1. Ohhh, that sounds lovely! Like a nice bath. I’d go in. I don’t go in the ocean here anymore. WAY TOO COLD! It never bothered me when I was a kid though. 😁

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      2. I know. We had to go to Tomales bay to swim. Thanks, Deborah

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