The Northeast is a mecca for surf casting, with shoreline allowing access to water seasonally teeming with stripers and blues. It’s even better along coastal Connecticut, with the Long Island Sound offering a place to wade into the water to pursue migrating fish without (usually) facing violent waves.
Still, safety remains important, and this week Yankee Fisherman on the HAN Network starts a primer for those interested in surf casting. Matt LeJeune, who we met through the Connecticut Surfcasters Association, spent a good part of a day in the field with us, walking us through the gear and knowledge needed to safely enter the water and target saltwater species. This week Matt covers what to wear and safety equipment. In coming episodes he’ll cover tackle and tactics, all in time for some summer fishing and the fall blitz.