Three barges? Mass? Sylvia? Etc... - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Offshore Fishing > Offshore Fishing - General Q & A

Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-04-2017, 12:02 PM   #1
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
SaltySurprise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 48
Default Three barges? Mass? Sylvia? Etc...

Hey guys, long time reader and information gatherer, but first time poster, so bear with me. I have fished in the gulf for a long time on larger boats so we went out a good ways, I recently got my own 17 ft Cape Horn, and was going to try to hit some short holes tomorrow. Just wondering if it's worth the trip because I know these shorter public holes get hit really hard. I just want to take my girlfriend out and let her bow up on something. And all the stuff I've fished in the past have been at an excess of 20 miles and I don't feel comfortable doing that in my ole 17 footer. Any info on short hot spots would be appreciated.
SaltySurprise is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-04-2017, 12:06 PM   #2
Bearded Brotula
Grand Slam
 
MrFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gulf Shores, AL
Posts: 11,292
Default

Get you some 20 lb flouro, 1/0 mutu light circles and hide them in your cut bait. As little weight as needed.

Or you could just troll some dusters around and catch some kings, spanish and bobos.
__________________
Shooting tomorrow's trophies today.
MrFish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2017, 12:35 PM   #3
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
SaltySurprise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 48
Default

So you think any of the short holes are about the same? None are better than the other
SaltySurprise is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-04-2017, 01:12 PM   #4
Senior Member
Snapper
 
iJabo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 589
Default

I have a small Cape Horn too. Pick your days and you could surprise yourself with how far you can run. It's definitely better to ere on the side of caution, but I've gone out 10-12 miles out in mine on a good day.

If you're hunting reef species, generally, the further away from the Pass you go, the less pressure the fish have seen. That doesn't mean that Three Barge or those other close wrecks are empty, but its a good general rule of thumb. I like to sometimes pick a small, obscure public reef that's not too far and check it out. There are some reef balls and culverts that don't get fished as much because people will pass them up heading to the bigger wrecks.
__________________
"May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." Galatians 6:14

YouTube Channel Link
iJabo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2017, 01:16 PM   #5
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
SaltySurprise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 48
Default

Have you tried any short holes recently that have been worth it? I've fished three barges before and caught some fish but nothing spectacular, and is there anywhere you can see an actual map of public numbers for Florida? Because I look at reefs and wrecks on mbt divers but there's no actual map, but I guess I could use water depths to tell if they're out far or not... but anyways, I'm just looking to set my girlfriend up on something that'll give her a nice little pull!
SaltySurprise is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2017, 02:07 PM   #6
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
chaps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Milton, FL
Posts: 3,190
Default

You can get an Sd card for your GPS of all the public spots off escambia and Santa Rosa county.
chaps is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2017, 02:15 PM   #7
OCD Reel Service/Repair
Blue Marlin
 
Ocean Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Gulf Breeze Intercoastal
Posts: 5,951
Default

There were plenty of legal Mingo's at the 3 barges last Saturday.
__________________
"How I Roll" On channel 68

"Wheelchair Accessible Fishing"
Ocean Master is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2017, 03:18 PM   #8
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
SaltySurprise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 48
Default

Sweet thanks for the info
SaltySurprise is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2017, 05:56 PM   #9
Senior Member
Grand Slam
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Gulf Breeze
Posts: 12,132
Default

Tomorrow may not be a great boating day. Keep an eye on the radar.
jspooney is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2017, 07:23 PM   #10
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
SaltySurprise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 48
Default

Gonna hit the water around 5... beat the storms??
SaltySurprise is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.