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Old 06-27-2017, 05:53 AM   #1
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Headed to your neck of the woods with some family this thanksgiving, need some advice. I grew up visiting the island, fished it everyday I could from shore. As an adult, I'm able to try better tactics and I'm bringing my kayakwith me for the bays. I'm an inland man in WV trying to get salty... Please help.

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Old 06-27-2017, 06:59 AM   #2
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October & the 1st half of November red & trout fishing is usually very good.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:22 AM   #3
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Bob Sykes/Government Cut should be full of bull reds in October and November. Hooked my first tarpon there years ago on November 1st while soaking live bait for bulls from the jetty.
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Fishing can be good or bad due to cold snaps this time of year.
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Anywhere I could focus my efforts in particular of weather is good? I know the cut is legit, but the kayak aspect kinda intimidates me. Also, will there be fresh shrimp during that time or should I stock up on artificial baits? Any and all info is very much appreciated!

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Bob Sykes/Government Cut should be full of bull reds in October and November. Hooked my first tarpon there years ago on November 1st while soaking live bait for bulls from the jetty.
How bad is the current in there? I've only been once as a kid and I remember it being hectic.

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The current in the cut can get pretty nasty and really quick. If we have had a mild start to fall then the cut will be good for redfish and flounder. Also apalach bay is full of oyster beds which is prime habitat for trout. That bay can turn ugly really quick though. And if we have had a rather cold start to the fall you can lunch in a few places on hwy 65 north of east point. This puts you in the back of the bay and some good areas for cold weather trout
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The current in the cut can get pretty nasty and really quick. If we have had a mild start to fall then the cut will be good for redfish and flounder. Also apalach bay is full of oyster beds which is prime habitat for trout. That bay can turn ugly really quick though. And if we have had a rather cold start to the fall you can lunch in a few places on hwy 65 north of east point. This puts you in the back of the bay and some good areas for cold weather trout
Thank you. Are any of you guys local to your area or know of any Facebook groups of kayak anglers in the area? I'd like to find some people with know-how before I venture out too far on my own.

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Look up island outfitters on st George. They can probably point you in the right direction for a kayak guide or group. I don't know anything about this outfit--could be a bunch of yahoos for all I know--but they may can help you.
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Look up island outfitters on st George. They can probably point you in the right direction for a kayak guide or group. I don't know anything about this outfit--could be a bunch of yahoos for all I know--but they may can help you.
I'll keep that in mind. Rentals there are 100bucks a day 75 each consecutive day thereafter. Killer. I can't afford to not bring my own Lol

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