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Old 07-08-2015, 07:57 AM   #1
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This will be my first time fishing this part of Florida. I wanted to ask for advice what to expect the end of July and what approach to take. There is a lot of water to choose from. I have a small boat I would take up to about 3 miles offshore and a kayak.
I hope to catch specks, triple tail, Spanish and whatever there is to be found close inshore and tarpon.
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I am not very good at fishing that area in the summer but you can catch plenty of sharks in the pass and I always have seen tarpon in the pass in the summer also just never caught one
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Tripletail will be in. Tarpon will be in Indian Pass. Along with some monstrous hammerheads. I mean huge. Hit the grass flats on the backside of St George. Dry Bar. And drift the leases.
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What do you mean by "And drift the leases.
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Oyster leases.
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Thanks everyone,know you are making my trip. Is there any night fishing to be found like fishing lights on piers? Like Zi said I've not been in area before.
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Tripletail will be in. Tarpon will be in Indian Pass. Along with some monstrous hammerheads. I mean huge. Hit the grass flats on the backside of St George. Dry Bar. And drift the leases.
A friend and I were taking a break from tarpon fishing near one of the "Bird Islands" down near the cape, sight-fishing/flycasting to large schools of bluefish when my friend said, "Look at those two porpoises!"

Well, his two porpoises became ONE hammerhead, and he was looking at the tail and dorsal fins with lots of space between them. I've caught ten foot hammers before, and this one was 12+ easily. For some reason, I tossed it a pogy, and he turned on it as I reeled rapidly to the boat. Got a good look at it from five feet away in about four feet of water. I felt very insignificant.

OP, there's a tripletail guide named Carl that hangs out at the store at Indian pass. Even if you don't want to hire him, he's usually friendly and might give you some tips.
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A Triple Tail guide? I considered hiring a guide, only I am by myself and it is hard to spend that much money on myself.
Thanks for sharing your shark experience. From what I hear about fishing that area is it be hard not to run into sharks. Shark is a thrill no doubt but they can get in the way of catching fish and take a lot of your time (and line). I have some heavy tackle but a 12' hammerhead would likely spool my expensive braid.

Would you know a local who knows the area that would want a fishing trip on me minus the tackle?
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The only locals I know that fish are guides. You might ask at Blue Water in Port St. Joe, and they might know someone.
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