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Old 09-30-2018, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default Coming to peridido bay

Hello I’m from tennessse and am coming peridido bay and have never surf fished before. Any help on how to rig etc would be greatly appreciated also can also go to piers or the gulf side to fish as well. Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:07 AM   #2
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Here’s a previous post by the Pompano King! He surf fishes that area and is the best advice giver I know. As far as rigs go, they can hook you up with any double drop Pompano rig at the local bait stores in that area. I believe Gray’s Tackle is the closest. Go for the bait store made rigs, and depending on what type rod your using you’ll need either a 2oz or 3oz pyramid weight. I use 4oz but I am also using a 12 foot rod that’s rated for up to 8oz.

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Now I'm not claiming to be an expert, but several people have been asking me for advice. So I'm going to attempt to share what works for me. I'll start with how to select a productive spot. When I'm looking for a spot ,often times I will pull into the parking lot and get out and get into the bed of my pickup and stand on my tool box to see if I can see any deep troughs or cuts running through the bar. If I don't see anything interesting I drive to other parking lots until I do. As well as looking for troughs or cuts ,I'm also looking for things that just look different. Such as points or little offshore sandbar islands. Points will eliminate the inside trough, thus forcing all the pomps to run around it ,therefore creating a hot spot of increased traffic. If there are any little sand islands I'll fish left and right of them . I'm just basically looking for something different involving deeper water or something forcing them to travel through a particular area. Earlier this week I was fishing by some little sand islands that would surface during low tide, but I was mostly fishing around them during high tide. For the last 2 evenings I have been fishing on a point that extends pretty far out on the evening's low tide. I've been taking advantage of the extra dry ground that is exposed in the evening. By using the point I'm able to throw past the bar, where the point has forced them out to. Always remember that all this stuff can move. Just because there was a trough or cut there last week doesn't mean that it's going to be there this week. I have said this before, but it is worth saying again "Try to fish where the fish are at, not where you want them to be. " Now for times that I like to pomp fish. I like to fish the first 2-3 hours of daylight and the last 2-3 hours of daylight, and I also like to fish around high tide,even if it happens during the middle of the day. As far as baits go, I've always been a big fan of peeled shrimp. Recently I have become a huge fan of fish bites. I rarely use sandfleas even though I know that they work. My favorite fish bites are pink shrimp flavor and orange and white sandflea flavor. When I'm using the fish bites ,I make some less flashy leaders without the bright gaudy little corks as I feel the brightly colored baits are enough of an attractant all by them selves. Now, when I'm fishing with peeled shrimp or fleas I like those bright little corks. Now when it comes to hooks, what I use isn't very popular in the inner click of pompano fishermen. I use 3/0 eagle claw circle hooks , and I will never change. Best pompano hooks ever made ! Now I don't exactly know that everything that I wrote made good sense ,but I tried. If there are any questions about anything that I wrote, feel free ask for clarification. If I didn't answer or address something that you are curious about just ask and I'll try to answer. I hope this helps. Also if anybody else has any tips or suggestions for those seeking answers, post'em up.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:07 AM   #4
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I am also looking to fish some piers as well do I use the same setup for pier fishing as well guys. Thanks so much for the information so far I really appreciate it
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