destin surf fishing - Page 3 - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Inshore Fishing / Surf Fishing > Inshore Fishing - General Q&A

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-01-2013, 01:12 AM   #21
Blowhard extrordinair
Sailfish
 
johnf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,271
Default

In my limited experience frozen shrimp doesn't stay on a hook very well, while fresh dead does. Every year I threaten to buy a sandflea rake but end up improvising with something else. Once you figure out how to find them it's not hard to catch a couple at a time by hand.
__________________
Hillybilly/blow-hard
12' Old-Town Caspian
johnf is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-01-2013, 08:38 AM   #22
Broke Yakin
Trigger
 
BY Ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Okaloosa
Posts: 306
Default

Do a search on youtube for sparrowsquad and you'll see me, just subscribe and you'll get it as soon as I post it. I'll probably do a fiddler crab video too since I'm going to hit the sheepshead this weekend.
BY Ryan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-01-2013, 12:10 PM   #23
Blowhard extrordinair
Sailfish
 
johnf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,271
Default

I love hunting fiddlers at night. It's a blast, especially with a bunch of teenagers running around on the beach chasing each other. I assume you surf fish with them? What do you catch? I've seen videos on how to rig them.


Do you ever use small circle hooks for surf fishing with the sandfleas or shrimp?
__________________
Hillybilly/blow-hard
12' Old-Town Caspian
johnf is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-01-2013, 12:25 PM   #24
Broke Yakin
Trigger
 
BY Ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Okaloosa
Posts: 306
Default

I use them solely to go after sheepshead around bridges, and they can't resist them usually. I do occasionally get reds with them too, so if reds are in the area I'm sure they would work.

I always use small circles with fleas and fiddlers no matter where I'm fishing. I think they help since fish tend to roll the crabs around in their mouth a bit to crush them before swallowing, and the circles tend to just wind up in the right spot.
BY Ryan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2013, 04:27 PM   #25
Senior Member
Mingo
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 148
Default

I found your video's on youtube, ill be sure to look threw them. Are there any that have surf fishing in them. where do i find the small fiddlers at when im in Destin?
mcahill4713 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2013, 04:47 PM   #26
Broke Yakin
Trigger
 
BY Ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Okaloosa
Posts: 306
Default

Haven't done any on surf fishing yet but I did just film one on catching sand fleas. The weather is pretty awful so I think I'll be frying this batch up and eating them so that should be interesting.

I'm not sure where to find them in Destin, but I'm sure some of the old salts on here would know. I generally look for them around the bay and bayous, along the shore on rocks and in grass. Rock retaining walls are good places for them, and there are some traps you can make for them as well. Google would be your best source for them though as I haven't tried any traps.
BY Ryan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2013, 04:53 PM   #27
Junior Member
Cigar Minnow
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 7
Default

You can pick some up at Half Hitch in Destin.
ironmike68 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2013, 05:02 PM   #28
Senior Member
Mingo
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 148
Default

Awsome, cant wait for you to post the sandflea video ill be sure to watch it thanks for the advice on where to look.. Thanks mike for the info also, ill be sure to go and look. is that place a bait house?
mcahill4713 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2013, 05:06 PM   #29
Blowhard extrordinair
Sailfish
 
johnf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,271
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcahill4713 View Post
I found your video's on youtube, ill be sure to look threw them. Are there any that have surf fishing in them. where do i find the small fiddlers at when im in Destin?
I always go out to the beach late at night with my kids. We have a great time catching them and chasing each other around on the beach at 0dark30. We use little kiddy nets and a bucket.
__________________
Hillybilly/blow-hard
12' Old-Town Caspian
johnf is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2013, 05:36 PM   #30
Broke Yakin
Trigger
 
BY Ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Okaloosa
Posts: 306
Default

Alright so I just reviewed my video for the sand flea trip but it's awful. It was so cloudy that you can't the crabs, and it's too windy to hear me speak. I'll try again on Sunday with my gopro. Sorry for the delay!
BY Ryan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 4 (0 members and 4 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.