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Old 06-12-2014, 08:21 PM   #1
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So I hear a bunch of reports of people hitting "the flats" and doing pretty good on specs and reds. My question is, where can I find some flats. More importantly, where can I find some that aren't too far from a parking area. Would like to hit some in my 8' jon boat.

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Old 06-12-2014, 09:09 PM   #2
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Go to Google Maps or Google Earth and zoom in on the water and look for grassy areas, particularly in the ICW and close to shore. Some good starting points are Shoreline Park, a great place to launch and outside of Little Sabine. Zoom in on those areas and you'll know what a grass flat looks like.

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Look just west of Sherman Cove. I think it's called redfish point. Regardless, there is significant shallow water extending out to the intercoastal. I've never had great luck there but it sure seems like a favorable spot for your type of fishing.
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Look just west of Sherman Cove. I think it's called redfish point. Regardless, there is significant shallow water extending out to the intercoastal. I've never had great luck there but it sure seems like a favorable spot for your type of fishing.
Itís called Trout Point. Come in the west gate of NAS (Blue Angel) and on the right side about Ĺ mile in youíll see Trout Point. Thereís a large frame that used to have an awning, park there and follow the trail down to the water. Go right and wade out about waist deep. Live shrimp under a popping cork works great and do spoons.
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Josh, from Pace you might want o try Grassy Point. There's a launch close, but, only a short drag from the p/l to the water. Just keep your eyes and let the fish tell ya where they are.
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I would "fish" the flats. Hitting them might scare the fish away or mess up a lower unit.
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