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Old 03-16-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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looking to surf fish the next couple weeks but the college kids are coming down for spring break. any ideas of where to go to avoid them? i don't want to hook myself a spring breaker
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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I would think that you could go early in the morning while they're still hung over. There are also a couple places on Okaloosa Island that you can acces the beach. I would think that if you wanted to hit one of those places you could walk far enough along the beach that there wouldn't be many people.

I love the tourists. Money from other places coming to this area, not to mention the exquisite scenery.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:22 AM   #3
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Okaloosa Island on the Eglin property, National Seaside between Navarre and Pensacola, and Henderson Beach Park are not that popular with the spring breakers. Also, Topsail Hill state park.

I find i have to get out at first light and can fish until 9-10:00 before everyone starts arriving. A big clue its about time to leave is when they start setting up the umbrellas.

And usually if you go back around 4:00 they are starting to clear out and you can usually find a spot to fish until dark
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johnsons beach, drive down a lil bit to one of the little parking lots and go there.
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thanks for the replies guys.. i live a lot closer to ft pickens, gulf islands national seashore area.. do you think that area will be packed with spring breakers if i go early as said above? or should i just scrap it and just hit the pier instead?
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fort pickens might not be too bad, since most spring breakers are going to be at casino beach or in the fort, I would try along langdon beach
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The advice to 'go early before they wake up' is good advice.

Also; late in the evening.

The fish bite better then; anyhow! C2
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We are not "Spring Break Kids" but we are coming down for a few days to visit Marine Son at NAS. Husband likes to fish (from Iowa) in Canada, so might like to try in FL. Can he just throw in his gear and hit a beach? Probably would only have part of a day for it. Don't need secret spots (I understand that) but would like to avoid the crowds as well while just trying it out. He isn't interested in PB Pier. Would of course be legal, and not interested in having a bunch of fish to cooler back home. Mostly just wants a taste of Florida fishing. Any recommendations or suggestions greatly appreciated. He also has a fly rod we could throw in as well.
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We are not "Spring Break Kids" but we are coming down for a few days to visit Marine Son at NAS. Husband likes to fish (from Iowa) in Canada, so might like to try in FL. Can he just throw in his gear and hit a beach? Probably would only have part of a day for it. Don't need secret spots (I understand that) but would like to avoid the crowds as well while just trying it out. He isn't interested in PB Pier. Would of course be legal, and not interested in having a bunch of fish to cooler back home. Mostly just wants a taste of Florida fishing. Any recommendations or suggestions greatly appreciated. He also has a fly rod we could throw in as well.
Tell him to bring his bass (and anything bigger) rod/reels spooled up with fresh line and leave his tackle box at home. Go to a local bait store and they will tell him/have everything he needs.
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I'm not a spring breaker, but I'm headed down as well. Hoping to find an open spot to do some casting. I have one offshore trip planned for Saturday and possibly might be interested in another. I'll have to see what the weather has planned...
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