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Old 06-26-2008, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default Report from Recent trip to Gulf Shores

Just got back from my annual trip to Gulf Shores, AL. Thanks to all of you I caught my first of several Pompano and got lucky and caught my first Sheepshead!



Even though I live in St. Louis, I read your reports and tips all the time. I must confess, even us yankees dream about living in the south. You don't know how lucky you are.



I caught three nice Pompano using fresh shrimp I bought at the fish market. Also caught a bunch of small blues and several whiting. I was using circle hooks and 12 lb. Power Pro line with a 20 lb. flourocarbon leader. When the surf was calm I used a egg sinker and carolina rig. When the surf got rough (which it did) I used a pyramid sinker on a slider rig I bought at J&M in Orange beach.



You guys were saying that fleas were hard to find, and you were right. I got lucky and found a small crab in the sand and thats what I used to catch the Sheepshead. Wow! What a fight. It was awesome!



I've attached a picture of the Sheepshead along with a picture of my son with his first Flounder from last year. We caught a lot of Flounder last year, but none this year? Can't wait till next year when the pier is finished.



Thanks again everyone for all the great advice. :clap




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Old 06-27-2008, 10:04 AM   #2
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Default RE: Report from Recent trip to Gulf Shores

cool report, thanks.

I will be trying my luck in Navarre tomorrow for a week.

did you catch that sheepie out of the surf? I assumed you had to be next to some structure of some sort.
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:21 AM   #3
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Congrats to you and the boy! Building those memories!

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Old 06-27-2008, 10:57 AM   #4
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Good Report and you are welcome any time down here.
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:46 PM   #5
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Nice report !!!

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Old 06-27-2008, 02:04 PM   #6
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Sounds like a great time, Sling Wade. Careful that surf doesn't get in your blood. I had to move down here about 5 years ago. The wife and I went this morning just to aggravate the lady fish. Surf was running to the west and the bait fish were in. Caught tons of fish just for fun. Come back soon.:letsdrink
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