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Old 03-19-2009, 03:03 AM   #1
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Default Newbie to the area and Saltwater fishing too sort of....

Hey all. I was hoping you guys could lend me a hand on some "hot spots" either in the sounds or the gulf itself. We are both from Ohio so we've done a lot of freshwater fishing. The only saltwater fishing we've done has been on charters where they just take you to places and you don't really know where you are or going. We've also done lots of pier and surf fishing. Well, we FINALLY got a boat last weekend and need some coordinates perhaps on some good fishing holes.

We've got a GPS & Fish Finder on the boat, but don't exactly know where to go. The GPS we have has got wrecks and such already plotter out, but we still need help. I really don't care about what it is we catch, it's just a blast to have a tight line! Obviously we'd love to catch some Grouper, Redfish, and the occasional AJ. I do have a goal this summer on landing a Tarpon....haha....we'll see how that ends up.

Can someone help us learn the ropes please?

Thanks for the help in advance!!

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Old 03-19-2009, 09:31 AM   #2
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Default RE: Newbie to the area and Saltwater fishing too sort of....

I also am from Mentor, Ohio. I pick up my boat tonight & hope to fish Fri. I also need Numbers & what wrecks & how to fish.

I have a 23 ft Wellcraft CC with a 250 out board so if its nice water I can run out to deep water.

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Old 03-19-2009, 09:32 AM   #3
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Where you from Dupree Pensacola?? Destin?? etc??
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:55 PM   #4
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We actually live in New Orleans, but spend damn near every weekend in Pensacola. If my fiancee could have her job here we'd move in a heart beat! I am here a little more often because Pcola is part of my territory.



With that said the boat is going to be store in Pensacola somewhere, so we'd 95% of the time be leaving from PCola.



We have a Wellcraft 190CCF, so on a clear day I wouldn't hesitate to take it 12-15 miles offshore.
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:17 PM   #5
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If you wander over to Alabama there are over a thousand public reefs listed here, many in your range.

http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishin...ificial-reefs/
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:49 PM   #6
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Default RE: Newbie to the area and Saltwater fishing too sort of....

The best way to start is purchase a map at most bait shops that will have the pubic numbers on it, and you can determine what you range is and go from there. there are thousands of spots to choose from!
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:18 PM   #7
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I suggest going to Outcast on Barrancas and getting you a Hilton's chart. This will have the GPS numbers formore wrecks, reefs, etc. than you can fish in several summers. Good luck!!
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:36 PM   #8
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Get a Hiltons Offshore chart book. There like $30 or $40, and worth every penny
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:14 PM   #9
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So literally all you guys do is go from wreck to wreck, jig, toss some live bait out, spinners, etc...



Just seems WAY to easy! Haha
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:08 PM   #10
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You Me & Dupree (3/19/2009)So literally all you guys do is go from wreck to wreck, jig, toss some live bait out, spinners, etc...

Just seems WAY to easy! Haha
That's the just of it bro, that Hilton's will help you out tremendously so will a little luck. The guys on this site post great info check in often. Ifish out of MS and AL at the oil rigs and a few wrecks/reefs so I wouldn't be of much help to you as far as locations but search a few previous post about rod and reel setups, butterfly jigging and trolling. You should be able to dig up some previous post about locations as well. Good luck the cobia will be coming soon so start doing your homework, LITERALLY!
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