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Old 02-26-2019, 08:23 AM   #1
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Hi folks, my wife and I are planning a trip the second week of April and will be staying at Gulf State Park. I have always wanted to fish in the ocean so Lord willing I am. I have purchased a 10 foot medium 2 pc poll, Penn 5000 reel, 30 lb braided line and the drop down pier net. I have no weights, leaders, swivels or lures. I will be either surf or pier fishing there, hopefully I can bring home some fresh fish and, I hope it's not from the local fish market, ha. Being that I dont know what will be in season then, what do you all recommend for my list above? Make my own leaders?
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go to J and M tackle https://jmtackle.com/ and they can fix you up. Look for bubble rigs for Spanish mackeral and plan on the possibility of a King Mackeral. Sheepshead Pompano and and a few others.

get some Malin hardwire 27lb or 31 lb to make steel leaders with(don't buy prefab)

Here is a link to the GSSP Page

http://www.gulfshorespierfishing.com...r-pier-r-9236/
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When you get down there go buy a smaller rod set up at Walmart to catch bait. Get a ribbon rig and keep it on it. Go catch live bait (LY's)if you wanna catch Kings. I would get a 3rd rod to fish the bubble rig on. 3500 series or 4500 series. get a couple of spoons to throw one on in the event of a Red fish run.
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As the date gets closer and you feel the desire to do some near/offshore fishing, send me a PM with your contact info and I might be able to get you on a trip and share expenses. Usually a lot of fun, especially for 1st timers. No tackle needed. Tight Lines!
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When you get down there go buy a smaller rod set up at Walmart to catch bait. Get a ribbon rig and keep it on it. Go catch live bait (LY's)if you wanna catch Kings. I would get a 3rd rod to fish the bubble rig on. 3500 series or 4500 series. get a couple of spoons to throw one on in the event of a Red fish run.
I do have plenty of smaller set ups which I can bring. LY's ?? This trip is not coming soon enough
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As the date gets closer and you feel the desire to do some near/offshore fishing, send me a PM with your contact info and I might be able to get you on a trip and share expenses. Usually a lot of fun, especially for 1st timers. No tackle needed. Tight Lines!
I've heard its a lot of fun and something I have never done. What might the price be?
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No grouper down there?
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LY'S is a common bait fish that you can catch with either a sabiki rig or a ribbon rig. the preferred live bait for the fishing off OCTI

LY= Scaled Sardine basically.



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go to J and M tackle https://jmtackle.com/ and they can fix you up. Look for bubble rigs for Spanish mackeral and plan on the possibility of a King Mackeral. Sheepshead Pompano and and a few others.

get some Malin hardwire 27lb or 31 lb to make steel leaders with(don't buy prefab)

Here is a link to the GSSP Page

http://www.gulfshorespierfishing.com...r-pier-r-9236/
How long should my leaders be and why not premade?
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Premade ones are not usually top quality and are quite large diameter. Coffee colored Malin and a pack of swivels make a few 12-18 inches and see what works for you.

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