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Old 09-24-2014, 09:10 AM   #1
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Hey guys,
I have fished the Destin beaches for years with some success on vacation trips. This year for the first time have been doing a lot of reading on this and other forums for the best bait, times, tides, etc. I have also fished Okaloosa Island Pier with Gotcha's, Bubble Rigs and Silver Spoons quite a bit. My family and I will be staying in Destin so I'll be doing the typical "crack of dawn surf fishing" with popping corks/sand fleas, shrimp, etc. and some artificial lures.

I have also fished quite a bit in past years of the East Jetty at the bridge but never below the bridge and by the Coast Guard Station. I had always heard to fish the incoming tide by the bridge but have read recently the outgoing tide is actually better.

Can any of you guys toss out a few pointers to an old country trout/bass fisherman from Tennessee? Headed your way next weekend and I'm fired up to catch me some saltwater fish.

Thanks for your input and I really have enjoyed this forum, it's great.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:29 AM   #2
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https://www.pensacolafishingforum.com...ad-surf-65252/ is where i'd start. being in the right place makes all the difference.
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Thanks Jones, I had read that piece on How To Read The Surf already and it is a great reference.

Question is, based on your past experience do you prefer (1) to fish the incoming tides if you are working the pass by the bridge or (2) the outgoing tides. I had always heard fishing the incoming tide was best but read another post on here that said outgoing was better...?

Since many of you live and fish in the panhandle area often figured you could weigh in with your opinions.

Thanks guys, much appreciated.
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i fish both, as long as its moving.
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