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Old 12-28-2017, 01:00 AM   #1
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So, this Saturday is looking to be rather calm. I have a 21ft sea hunt (and a plethora of safety gear). I am considering a run to the edge for some grouper, wahoo, BIGGER Beeliners , etc.... is there a better plan this time of year?

Inshore/nearshore: Are the sheepies biting? picking up a 4 man slot redfish limit possible?

What/where do I fish this time of year?

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Old 12-28-2017, 10:37 AM   #2
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I'd hit the edge. Don't forget to put out a couple of fly lines with live bait or cigars on them. I've caught some Black Fin Tuna that way while fishing for beeliners. (At anchor of course)
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Old 12-28-2017, 12:30 PM   #3
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The weather is going to pick up out of the north quick by noon. Doable but it might be a choppy ride home.
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Which report says it picks up on Sat? Reefcast shows good until Sunday afternoon.

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It's looking better than yesterday. I'm going to try a grouper run Saturday morning.
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:03 PM   #6
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Same, I will be at the edge by 730ish hopefully. Might push a little further out to some spots a friend gave me for some grouper.
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But to answer your question about inshore Brntphish I went out Tuesday afternoon to Destin pass from 3pm to 5pm. Strong incoming tide and the Sheepshead were everywhere. They would only hit a Carolina rig.... We landed 8 in 2 hours.
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:15 PM   #8
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So when leaving to go to the edge, what/where do you get bait?

We have historically stopped near the buoys near the Massachussets with sabikis, but that takes up valuable fishing time.

So do you:
1: Catch bait at the edge?
2. Buy Frozen Dead?
3. Buy Live from the bait boat?
4. An option i am not thinking of?
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Bait boat hasn't been out lately. Use what you catch at the edge. Although cigs caught a few BF's a few weeks ago.
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:23 PM   #10
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I am bringing 3 or 4 whole bonita i got in freezer, box of cigar minnows, and sabiki's
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