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Old 09-04-2017, 01:25 PM   #1
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Made our first shiny boat trip up to Pensacola pass, and found the Mass buoy and the wreck. Question now is.......where is 3 barges from there ? No gps on board yet but the Mass was easy to see. WOW !! a fool speeding thru there could quite easily SLAM that thing. Good luck at night with that...anywho, it took about 30-40 min to get there from Oriole beach ramp in sound. Got a general go over for the boat at shop. GPS install..general seaworthinesschecks and all equipment, then will be doing the Pensacola to Navarre trolling dance
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:07 PM   #2
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You won't find the Three Barges or any other wreck in the gulf without electronics.
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:16 PM   #3
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You won't find the Three Barges or any other wreck in the gulf without electronics.
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You can find 3 Barges without electronics. Just go to the other 40 boats anchored up on the East side of the pass.
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And be aware. The Mass Buoy isn't on the wreck.
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And Yes it has been hit before. By experienced captains
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Default great feedback..ty all :)

Of course we will not find an underwater structure just by driving around looking in the water I was just curious how far from USS Mass and what general direction. Yes, I know the gps point for 3 barges, and I can read a map and know the location in the gulf. I can understand a mileage scale on the map and can even draw a line on google maps that gives the distance was being lazy and hoping to hear from others about their experience driving there...time it took....etc . GPS will be installed soon and I would not even try the "look for boats" option, unless the boats were obvious on the water. We saw the buoy and yes it is off to the east I believe it is from the wreck. A very wide berth and idle speed in that area for me. NOT experienced obviously I'm excited about being able to get to a place that is visible from the water to fish for some fairly deep water fish. Neither of us kayak, but for the new reef here in Navarre kayak is going to be a great option for anglers Jealous my profile has a pic of our boat. This is plenty of boat for close in gulf fishing in good weather. I use the smaller boat for sound and river. TY again for your feedback peeps. Always appreciated.
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Spade fish, some times. You cant beat a gamin though.
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It's been 20 years since I've been to the 3 barges, there wasn't a buoy on it then.... and it's about 7-8 miles ESE from the pass, I don't think you could see the boats on it from the Mass.
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It's around 4 miles east of the pass, about20 or so minutes at a good cruise. Lots of boats, but lots of reef.
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Again, ty to all for your feedback. I was speaking of the buoy over by the Mass. We gonna chill close to home for a while....watching Irma....got into a redfish mad house on the pier this morning. Spanish, mangroves, and redfish all over. Pier rat for me for a lil while then we hit the flats for trout again. ahhhh....so many fish and so lil time btw...my partner and I got the reds...hence the 2 slots
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