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Old 05-14-2018, 08:50 PM   #1
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So I'm trying to get into saltwater fishing, and could use any tips you're willing to give! I've never really been, and genuinely only bass fish for the most part. Not trying to steal a honey hole, but any information on a good starting place would be appreciated.
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:53 AM   #3
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make friends with no less that 35 people that have offshore boats. (you may get invited once in a while to go along... lol) Always give more money for Gas, Ice, Oil whatever than the owner/operator asks for, boats don't run on "Thanks"... ) I presume you already have a HIGH paying job that allows you to take time off when the waters calm? Have a wife that understands leaving early and coming home stinky late at night.... (leaving on short notice, sometimes less that 10 minutes) lol Welcome to the GOM! Kidding, there is so much to learn, take your time and go along with as many people as you can and watch them....
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So I'm trying to get into saltwater fishing, and could use any tips you're willing to give! I've never really been, and genuinely only bass fish for the most part. Not trying to steal a honey hole, but any information on a good starting place would be appreciated.
I have been where you are, and I'm still trying to learn. It's easy to get overwhelmed with all the species people pursue and options for the type of fishing... upper bays, marshes, open bay, Gulf... live bait, artificials, gigging...

Your question is virtually too general to answer. Start with what style of fishing you enjoy most, and mention whether you're fishing by foot or by boat. There will be plenty of sarcasm and jokes but there may be some who will answer some questions if they are more specific.
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Alright, well here goes then. I'll be fishing from a kayak, and I like fast paced fishing. As someone who spends my water time constantly chasing bass and getting lots of hookups, I essentially want that with a harder fight. I'm trying to get into redfish and speckled trout, and I really need a starting point, a place to fish, what to use, etc. Even better would be someone to take me and show me the ropes, but a guy can dream 😂
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Honestly the best place to start in any new fishery is with a guide that does what you are looking to get into. Navarre Kayak Fishing holds seimnars and is on the board regularly.

https://www.pensacolafishingforum.com...safety-897585/

I'm not local to this area so I've really got no info to provide; but I'm impatiently waiting the day I get to provide my here is what I did and didn't catch squat report
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Thanks, I'll have to look into that!
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Honestly the best place to start in any new fishery is with a guide that does what you are looking to get into. Navarre Kayak Fishing ....
Ok, so for what you seek, ^^ this right here. I have been trying to learn to target redfish, and I'm still pretty hit or miss, but a good local guide is your best starting point. You'll learn more that way in a few hours than you would learn on your own in years.
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Old 05-18-2018, 04:45 PM   #10
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I'm definitely considering a guide, though I'd rather go with a friend who knows what they're doing and is free 😂. But I'm a self taught bass fisherman, so I'm holding out hope that with a point in the right direction I can pick it up.
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