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Old 05-15-2018, 07:57 PM   #1
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Thinking of going off Fort Pickens this weekend, a friend of mine says it's good fishing. Taking out my bass kayak for the first time in this area. Any experienced anglers care to tag along and show me the ropes of saltwater fishing? I don't know much about redfish or speckled trout and would love some help getting a foot in the door.
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:05 PM   #2
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Stay out of the pass! You can get in trouble in a hurry!
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Yea stay outta the pass on the weekends it’s bumper boats out there. With a kayak it’ll be rough for you jest time
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East of the pass and closer to shore are some nice grass flats that’ll be calmer for ya. Decent fishing too
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Alright, thanks for the help! Any suggestions on bait or what I'm looking for in a spot? Coming from someone who spends their water time reeling in largemouth bass, I'm kinda clueless.
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for redfish and trout use topwaters very early in the morning, then switch to a soft plastic minnow immitation (something like a paddle tail, a cocahoe minnow, or even a grub tail) on a weighted jig head. You can also try a soft plastic shrimp immitation. The berkley gulp baits work well too. Its common to put the soft plastic on a jib head all under a popping cork, the sound attracts fish. Youtube can show you the method.
If you are willing to buy live bait that is your best bet. Put shrimp under a popping cork. To find fish pick an area and fan cast, searching for strikes. Once you get a hit, focus on that area. Watch for birds swooping down to the water, and look for bait. Also, watch for reds casting a wake in the shallow flats near grass lines, cast ahead of them. To pick a spot, you want water movement. Any cuts, outflows, or where current crosses a point or bar. Also look for points and dropoff. Fish the flats early, then move to deeper water. Lots of your bass baits will work fine. Ratl traps catch lots of spanish mackerel, topwaters are topwaters. Your bass rods and reels should be fine too, you probably dont need to buy much. I like to use a 1/8 oz or 1/4 oz short shank jig head with Gulp new penny color shrimp (the smaller ones) or white gulp grubtail or paddletail.
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Thanks! That's really helpful! Now all I'm missing is a guide 😂
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:58 AM   #8
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And you said that Lipless cranks will catch mackerel, how would I go about locating mackerel?
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I dont fish where you will be so I'm of limited help on location. Spanish mackerel can be found in the gulf between the bars and just past the second bar, near the passes (including in the bays) and even pretty far back into the bays
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:44 AM   #10
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Bars?
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