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Old 05-28-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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My son is coming down for the summer and wanted to fish for some reds off of Pensacola beach; I'm a newbie and wanted to know if itís possible without using a Kayak to drop bait? Also, what's the best bait for the reds? Thank you in advance!
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:07 PM   #2
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I get them on cast baits all the time.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:18 PM   #3
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What he said ^^^

Usually on whole shrimp or a half of a 4inch crab. Sometimes on cutbait (pinfish)
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Will they eat cracked fiddler crabs or do they have to be the blues?
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i've used crabs twice and never had a hit.
mullet and whiting works




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Old 05-28-2013, 10:53 PM   #6
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Just cast out and use men haden, cut mullet, cut whiting, trout. They will eat almost anything but I've had best luck on cut bait in a Carolina rig. With shrimp other trash fish usually get to it before a red does.
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Like Southern said. Cut bait on carolina rig. Shrimp does get more hits from other trash fish. As for the crab question. I've heard fiddlers will work but have never had a hit. Blues work for reds and black drum.
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I use whole mullet heads. Always catches me something big
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Great! Thanks everyone!
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I use whole mullet heads. Always catches me something big
I would too if I could catch the mullet in the first place. haha
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