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    Nov 2012
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    Wow! it harder then you think!

    I put my Fisher CZ-21 on a military surplus web belt with a harness to hold up the belt. Have a pair of driver's shoes and a 6″ Monster Aluminum/Stainless Steel Water Scoop. Put my sun glasses and hat on and off to the surf I went. I was in the water chest high and small waves coming in that sometime would put water up my noise. I got into the rhythm of letting the water take the coil in and out. I found it was best to keep my back to the waves. The coral was along the shore line so had stay in the water between 1 to 4 feet.

    I was in the water about 20 min and I hit a target!! Oops I can not see the coil. Tried to hold still but the waves where bounding me around; one foot up, one foot back. Tried to run the scoop along the rod to the coil but could not hold still. After about hour trying to time the waves and moving around I gave up and went back to the shore. Boy did I get a good workout.

    Now I need to find out what that target was. It could be a coin, ring or junk and I can't just let it sit there now that I know something is there.

    Maybe I should get driver's weight? MD in the surf is harder then you think!

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    Nov 2012
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    I tried it once. And gave up! Sometimes you have to wait for that calm...

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    ARRG

    Feb 2005
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    Yes the calmer the better. If in past your belt, or so, you do need weights to keep from lifting you. When you get a hit, If you put your foot pointed to the coil, next to it, move the coil and slide the scoop in front of your foot(which should not move.). Should be very close. The rougher, the worse it is.

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    Paul Martin

    Feb 2015
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    I'm sure Casper could give you some good advice on this.
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    Hunting in a bay or lake is a lot easier than out in the pounding surf! Ocean hunting is not for wimps!
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    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

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    Timing is everything, early morning at the ocean water is calmer, once the sun is in full swing waves get more intense. This is also feeding time for the big fish. Another thing is get out beyond the breakers and bounce with the rollers as there coming in, ocean waves are timed further a part, and never turn your back on the incoming, always blade yourself, less resistance, less to get pushed. IN close where the waves are breaking your going to get hammered so stay away from this unless it's the little guys. When I am deep I tether my scoop, in the cycle between rollers (4 to 6 seconds) you dig, as the roller comes thru you dig the scoop in where the target is and jump with the roller (or just take it over the head if wearing a weight belt), the tether keeps you from loosing the scoop and hopefully oriented to get back to work on the target. Been a long time since I hunted the ruff surf, now hunt the bay, a totally different animal and one you still have to be at the top of your game. Number one rule, never push beyond safe, no matter where you hunt. I can't count the times I have left targets in a deep hole, walking away for I felt I was at my limit...Good Luck.

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    Effort is Important, But knowing where, can make all the difference!





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    Garry

    Nov 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyperpc View Post
    I put my Fisher CZ-21 on a military surplus web belt with a harness to hold up the belt. Have a pair of driver's shoes and a 6″ Monster Aluminum/Stainless Steel Water Scoop. Put my sun glasses and hat on and off to the surf I went. I was in the water chest high and small waves coming in that sometime would put water up my noise. I got into the rhythm of letting the water take the coil in and out. I found it was best to keep my back to the waves. The coral was along the shore line so had stay in the water between 1 to 4 feet.

    I was in the water about 20 min and I hit a target!! Oops I can not see the coil. Tried to hold still but the waves where bounding me around; one foot up, one foot back. Tried to run the scoop along the rod to the coil but could not hold still. After about hour trying to time the waves and moving around I gave up and went back to the shore. Boy did I get a good workout.

    Now I need to find out what that target was. It could be a coin, ring or junk and I can't just let it sit there now that I know something is there.

    Maybe I should get driver's weight? MD in the surf is harder then you think!


    I live on the Treasurecoast. I had a hit once but couldn't get it. I had to know what it was since it's the treasurecoast so I walked off 56 steps to the dunes, waited for the next low tide and was there bright and early. I just had to know! LOL well it turned out to be an old fishing lure but I had to know.
    If you don't look for it you won't find it!! So get out there and dig it.

  8. #8
    us
    Nov 2012
    Bucks County, PA
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    It is in a well swimming area no fishing here so I have my fingers crossed. Going back out tomorrow have to try again. Wish me luck!

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    Scott

    Mar 2013
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    You may want to look at getting a wider sand scoop. I will hunt the waves and I had a 6in wide scoop and it was just a pain. I purchased a stealth knock off that is damn near twice as wide and half again as long and most of my targets come out within two scoops now in the water.

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    CASPER

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmartin View Post
    I'm sure Casper could give you some good advice on this.
    lol..i dont seem to have that much trouble
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    lol..i dont seem to have that much trouble
    I am sure after years of training I will get it too; I am still a rookie!

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    I do a fair amount of water detecting in mild to heavy surf. I sure would NOT recommend tying anything to your body like a scoop or your detector when in the water - just one rip tide or undercurrent and you're a goner as the weight drags you down as you're washed out to sea.
    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyperpc View Post
    I put my Fisher CZ-21 on a military surplus web belt with a harness to hold up the belt. Have a pair of driver's shoes and a 6″ Monster Aluminum/Stainless Steel Water Scoop. Put my sun glasses and hat on and off to the surf I went. I was in the water chest high and small waves coming in that sometime would put water up my noise. I got into the rhythm of letting the water take the coil in and out. I found it was best to keep my back to the waves. The coral was along the shore line so had stay in the water between 1 to 4 feet.

    I was in the water about 20 min and I hit a target!! Oops I can not see the coil. Tried to hold still but the waves where bounding me around; one foot up, one foot back. Tried to run the scoop along the rod to the coil but could not hold still. After about hour trying to time the waves and moving around I gave up and went back to the shore. Boy did I get a good workout.

    Now I need to find out what that target was. It could be a coin, ring or junk and I can't just let it sit there now that I know something is there.

    Maybe I should get driver's weight? MD in the surf is harder then you think!
    The one time I went out in the crazy surf...besides being knocked around the whole time, the waves crashing on my ATP ended up cracking the housing and filled with saltwater.

    And it happened in about 10 mins of being out there.

  15. #15
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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
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    Quote Originally Posted by LawrencetheMDer View Post
    I do a fair amount of water detecting in mild to heavy surf. I sure would NOT recommend tying anything to your body like a scoop or your detector when in the water - just one rip tide or undercurrent and you're a goner as the weight drags you down as you're washed out to sea.
    I agree, the only things I have tied to me out in the surf is my finds pouch and pin pointer. You need to keep a firm grip on that scoop too. The first time a wave slams the basket into your shins will make you a lot more careful!
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