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Old 09-17-2014, 11:15 PM   #1
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I'll arrive in Santa Rosa Beach tomorrow and plan to fish while we are there through Sunday. Trying to limit the amount of gear I need. From what I understand you can't leave anything on the beach overnight there, so we will have to haul everything back each evening.

I used a cooler my last two trips, but thought about just using a stringer this time. I've never used one before, so any suggestions would be great. Should I even fool with it or just use a cooler?
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:45 PM   #2
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Crabs, sharks, etc will eat all your fish on the stringer. Cooler all the way
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:59 PM   #3
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cooler...the quality of your fish will be 10x better if iced immediately.

If you can bring lots of ice and make a salt water slurry. Your fish will be even batter

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That water is + 85 degrees.
Your (dead) fish will 'spoil' in just a few hours soaking in that tepid bath...
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always a cooler gut your fish and keep on ice immediately when caught. and never leave in standing water.
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