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Old 10-11-2014, 07:59 PM   #1
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I'd like to do a little surf fishing while I'm in the area of Pamama City for a week during thanksgiving. Can anyone please let me know where to go, what type of rigs to use, bait, and what's biting that time of year? Thank you for any info you provide!

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Old 10-30-2014, 03:15 PM   #2
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Bump for info. I am heading down to Navarre for a few days around this week as well and would appreciate any info.
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:16 PM   #3
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what kinda gear you guys working with? id get a 20 dollar cast net for sure to catch bait and use the minnows or whatever you net. the 4 footers are real easy to throw and you will get the hang of spotting your bait/surroundings. you can use shrimp squid and crabs also. sand fleas if they are still for sale; etc...i fish the bay daily so its a bit different than the waves; but i have yet to come home skunked. cats, reds, trout, croakers, pinfish, sheeps, ladyfingers; rays, a veritable buffet. mullet w/ the net also. almost all of them will go for a minnow. i think i got the sheep on shrimp though. get a 2 inch piece of pvc and make 3 sand rod holders(from a 10 ft piece and cut a sharp piece there if you dont have tools) . thanksgiving the water temp will play a part in what you catch.
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If you don't have a surf rod and reel I see people using their heaviest bass rigs with a pompano rig (can buy tackle shop down here) and a 2 ounce-ish pyramid sinker on the end. May have to wade out a ways to get the bait past the first sandbar. Fresh shrimp cut into penny size chunks will work for bait but sand fleas are best. May want a 2 foot fluorocarbon leader -- up to you. I use 20lb braid and then a 14 lb leader on my surf rigs but you'll get about 100 opinions on line size and type anyone you see fishing the surf will give you ALL the tips you can stand to listen to
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:53 PM   #5
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Great info and thanks! I should have said I have both a 9 and 8' surf outfit. I also will have a pretty stiff 7' spinning rod. Will have to remember the sand rod holders. Guessing it is pretty early to think about a month away this time of year. Heck we are supposed to get down to 35 tomorrow night...talk about timing.
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