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Old 07-08-2014, 08:54 PM   #1
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Just because it's hard to get to doesn't mean it has fish. Walked 2.5 miles to some grass flats on the sound side in navarre , had shrimp and pinkish out for 2 hrs , not a single bite. Highly upset.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:22 PM   #2
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Did you call ahead and schedule an appointment with THA Fish before going???
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:30 PM   #3
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You know I think I may have the wrong number. It seems every evening I go to a different grass bed and dnt even get bites. It's like I'm a day behind or something. Haven't caught anything but a mullet with a cast net.
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Low tide in pensacola was around 7pm. That puts the "evening bite" right at a slack low. Try again on moving water before you hang it up there
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Oh I'm def. not giving up I've invested To much time and money , never got to fish as a kid and seeing all these pictures and coming up with not even a bite just hurts the ego lol. Hopefully when my fish finder comes in , I can strap that on my kayak and just paddle around until I see some fish on it lol.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:55 PM   #6
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You don't need a fish finder to fish the flats. In fact, it will be of no help to you. If you are fishing shallow water that doesn't have schools of mullet then you need to change locations. Schools of mullet won't guarantee that you'll find reds and specks. However, if there are no mullet then that area will not be holding feeding fish.

Also, leave the bait bucket at the house. You will catch many more specks and slot reds on artificials once you learn how to locate fish.
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I bought some vudu shrimp but the last 3 evenings I got nothing so I just put some peeled shrimp on the hook. Hmmmmm ok look for Mullet , thanks. One of the spots I go to the most ALWAYS has mullet jumping everywhere but even the residents of the neighborhood say they haven't caught anything there in weeks. I'm just hoping the fish finder will help me out in the bay on the kayak , only caught those trash cats in the bay bottom fishing.
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I bought some vudu shrimp but the last 3 evenings I got nothing so I just put some peeled shrimp on the hook. Hmmmmm ok look for Mullet , thanks. One of the spots I go to the most ALWAYS has mullet jumping everywhere but even the residents of the neighborhood say they haven't caught anything there in weeks. I'm just hoping the fish finder will help me out in the bay on the kayak , only caught those trash cats in the bay bottom fishing.
If you really want to learn to fish, you need to work something out with dabutcher, to go with him. You could aslo book a trip with Redfish University.
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Thanks I'll look into it I just don't have the $200 to take a charter to gain some knowledge (seems to be about the going rate) , since I just bought all the rods and reels and jigs and what not $200 is a bit steep for me right now.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:44 AM   #10
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If you fish on weekends( I usually fish Saturdays) I have no problem showing you what I know and where I fish. You should almost always be able to catch Specks if you have the time to figure the day. Sometimes I go an hour without a bite but I don't get discouraged, it just makes it more fun to find what they are doing. It's like the other guys have been saying," slow reaction bites". Trout want a reason to bite your lure.
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