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Old 10-15-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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Going to be in the area tomorrow with a friend, and want to fish Ft. Pickens. Are you allow to take bait (cast net for menhaden, mullet, etc.) at Ft. Pickens? some of the posts I read weren't very convincing that I won't get hassled.

I would be fishing ft. pickens by foot.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:42 PM   #2
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Nothing against it there, cast away! Let me know if you what kinda bait you see running
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:38 PM   #3
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Cast nets are allowed at Ft Pickens, bait and mullet as long as they do not exceed 14ft long.
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There was a lot of bait near the jetties on Saturday, and we were getting some good size pin fish and croakers on some cut squid. There were some big schools of mullet that were running just out of netting range for me too.
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They're aloud. Was out near the jetties Saturday with mine. Like rlteague87 said, there was school after school of mullet running, but out of my cast range . (short guy) good luck to ya. Was planning on heading out there myself.
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Thanks guys. Got out there, but didn't catch diddly.

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Nothing against it there, cast away! Let me know if you what kinda bait you see running
Just a bunch of small Alewives and masses of silversides... Oh and a ton of mullet just beyond casting range like everyone else.

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Yeah TNfisher it was a slow day all I got was a couple of spanish and about 30 mullet. Plenty of LY's though.
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Were they big LY's or the smaller ones preferred by Spanish? I have really all but stopped going to Pickens due to the distance/bait issues. I have tried it early and stayed all day with winds from all points on the compass and tides. Very few bites there compared to other piers.
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Both.
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Were they big LY's or the smaller ones preferred by Spanish? I have really all but stopped going to Pickens due to the distance/bait issues. I have tried it early and stayed all day with winds from all points on the compass and tides. Very few bites there compared to other piers.
A shame, ain't it? That place used to be THE spot. Something always seemed to be happening on the old pier. It has its times, but the new pier just doesn't seem to have the same mojo.
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