The Gulf Coast at Surfside is known for it's excellent bay and offshore fishing. Offshore the depth of the water changes dramatically. This deep water habitat attracts many varieties of fish such as red snapper, ling, bonita, and kingfish.
Natural bottom structure, coral reefs, and offshore oil platforms provide a perfect underwater world for fish to thrive. Surfside is the headquarters for many charter and party boats of all sizes. Experienced captains make a day's fishing out where the big ones are an exciting and enjoyable activity. Inshore wadefishing, bank fishing, or fishing off the long jetty, allow anglers without a boat the chance to tie into flounder, redfish, or speckled trout. Just north lies Christmas Bay and San Luis Pass, offering bay boaters miles of prime shoreline and deeper channels to explore. Or launch from Surfside and head to they jetties or venture offshore. Numerous Bait and Tackle stores can supply live bait, lures, fishing equipment, and offer advice on where to catch fish.