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Old 02-01-2017, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default Best time of year to troll for spanish/kings out of a yak?

On July the 4th of last summer I trolled with some cigar minnows in my hobie at Perdido Key and caught a few Spanishes. Had a blast & I've been itching to come back ever since! I live in New Orleans, so it's not a horrible trip for me, but definitely want to get a room for a night or two.

So, before I book a room I was hoping the friendly members of PFF could tell whether or not spanishes, kings & possibly other fish, are around and biting during other parts of the year besides the summer months? Would I do alright booking a trip for the spring or should I wait til summer again?
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Any time after the water temp reaches above 70 degrees. May is an incredible month, a little cooler temps and plenty of bait and fish to follow.
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If I had to pick two months it would be May or September
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:33 PM   #4
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Excellent, I'll shoot for May. Thanks!

Do you often see many mahi, cobia or tuna in the area in May as well? Would they be pretty far out from the beach?
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If I had to pick a single day out of the year to not be in a kayak at the beach, I would choose July 4
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If I had to pick a single day out of the year to not be in a kayak at the beach, I would choose July 4
It was hot as hell! We were tent camping at Perdido Key... genius, right?
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I think what Chapman is referring to is the boat traffic for that particular weekend. Hard to see a yak out there sometimes with the normal waves and added boat wakes. Always be aware of boats coming towards you because they may not be aware of you.
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