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Old 11-05-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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Default New to FL, looking for some advice

Just moved down to Mary Esther a few weeks ago, originally from Indiana. Well the ocean is about 30 feet out my back door and i'm crazy excited for this cause it means I can fish whenever the heck I want.

I'm headed back to Indiana to grab all my fishing gear this weekend and just want to get some advice on how to go about doing the ocean fishing. Ill be fishing right off the beach or off our deck that runs out about 30 feet, so any advice on how to approach this, types of baits, fish that are in season right now would be great.

Thanks fellas,
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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Welcome to PFF, have found a great place full of friendly people willing to give you their two cents for free.

Start off slow, some of your freshwater stuff will work for now, as to bait live shrimep will work from your dock also gulp shrimps, circle hooks, and strong braid with a wire leader for fish here have teeth. Good Luck
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What part of Indiana are you from? Im originally from Northern Kentucky.

Oh and its the Gulf, not an Ocean and the water in Mary Ester is actually called the sound, not a bay. Just some lingo to get used to around here.
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if you know how to bass fish, you will hammer the fish in the sound. Trout, redfish, flounder etc will eat the same baits. Get out there and walk the dog early in the morning with a spook, throw a fluke style bait a little later, you will get bit.
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What part of Indiana are you from? Im originally from Northern Kentucky.

Oh and its the Gulf, not an Ocean and the water in Mary Ester is actually called the sound, not a bay. Just some lingo to get used to around here.
Originally from Putnam County which is like mid/western part of the state. Appreciate the heads up on the lingo.

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Welcome to PFF, have found a great place full of friendly people willing to give you their two cents for free.

Start off slow, some of your freshwater stuff will work for now, as to bait live shrimep will work from your dock also gulp shrimps, circle hooks, and strong braid with a wire leader for fish here have teeth. Good Luck
Really appreciate the tips. I've never been to good with lures and such so live/dead bait or my big choices for now. Nice to be able to just kick back and fish. How big do I need to be on poles and line? I just have like bass poles with 8-12lbs test on them. Not really looking to catch monsters, I just want good fish to cook up, but considering its big saltwater will I have issues catching the fish that arent gonna just snap my pole?
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Those line weights and bass equipment should be plenty...If you'd like, I live in Ft. Walton and work at Hurlburt...be more than happy to come by and see what ya got and see where you are to give you the best advise...just PM me here and we'll get together...
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Those line weights and bass equipment should be plenty...If you'd like, I live in Ft. Walton and work at Hurlburt...be more than happy to come by and see what ya got and see where you are to give you the best advise...just PM me here and we'll get together...
Fishing lures is NO BIG DEAL...It's just technique...
I'll probably hit you up once I get back with my gear this weekend. I live like 2 miles away from Hurlburt on M-Strip.

Also I forgot to post, any advice on shrimping? My buddy told me that I can catch them with a cast net, which I have a 3 or 4 foot one I used back home for minnows. Any trick to netting for shrimp?
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