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Old 10-24-2010, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default When is Okaloosa or Walton county gonna deploy more artifical reefs?

Okaloosa and walton espically needs to put out more artifical reefs. There needs to be some deployed 15-25 miles south of Destin. Does anyone know when they will? Thanks.

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Old 10-24-2010, 06:47 PM   #2
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Do you have all the ones they have deployed so far? There are quite a few.
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:59 PM   #3
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i've got most of them.All of the closer in reefs there really isn't much to talk about them such as the starfishes and the tugs,tom hayward etc. have ran to the baskins and all those reefs and only have caught aj's on the prewitt. Barnacles is average except for some you only catch hand sized pinfish. We havent got the chance to run towards belize queen and cheponac it's always rough when we head to that direction. Trolled 5 miles 20 miles south of destin and didn't find anything. It's always hard for us to catch a 4 man limit of snapper. Just aint got the right #'s i guess something is wrong.
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You need to find some rocks to the East and you will be set. The public stuff is just that. PUBLIC, it gets hammered all the time. There are however some great fish on most of them if you take the time to search them out. What size boat are you fishing?
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:10 PM   #5
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I've got a 21ft. sea chaser roll gunnel by carolina skiff it really takes the seas like a hoss. has a 225 honda on the back of it.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:18 PM   #6
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What do you consider your range?
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:24 PM   #7
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On a good calm day i'll go out towards mingo ridge that's probably about 26 miles south of destin. I'm just worried if i run way out there i might not catch much. Heard that you only catch big mingo's on the ridge is that true? Also what about county b is that good fishing?
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There are tons of mingos on the ridge but there are also other fish that reside there too. I've caught gags, blacks, scamp, snapper, trigger, bft, dolphin, kings, and of course mingos by the box car loads. When you fish a public place go lighter and longer. Use lighter and longer leaders and a tad bit smaller hooks as well. You will get spanked more but you will also get more fish.
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thats interesting why is that?
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:44 PM   #10
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Wary fish tend to be leader and hook shy, so when you go lighter it acts more natural when floating around down there.
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