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Old 08-05-2010, 09:59 PM   #1
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Heading to Ft. Pickens and the pass in a few days for the first time to fish for Spanish and kings from my kayak. Any tips?
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how you plan on doing it??? trolling or drifting with the current?
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Passes and not a good idea for kayaks, particularily for a 1st time outing. There was a kayak accident in the pass at Panama City recently, for example. You can catch kings and spanish in the Gulf without all of the work and risk.
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Passes and not a good idea for kayaks, particularily for a 1st time outing. There was a kayak accident in the pass at Panama City recently, for example. You can catch kings and spanish in the Gulf without all of the work and risk.
I agree, particularly since fishing is opening up again for regular boats. When they come down the bay, they cut close to Pickens point going round and out the pass and make for a lot of waves. You also have to consider the tide coming in and out of there. The pass at Pcola is narrow and the tide at peak rips through there. Navarre is easier to fish or out in front of Pcola beach on a good day. Lot of fishing at the Portofino large beach lot just east of the towers last year and many fish caught daily. Be careful at the pass if you go. It is not kayak friendly and not many go there this time of the year.
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Ok... so the pass is dangerous. How about the bay side of Ft. Pickens? Any good spots? And what gear/tackle do I need?

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I would not but I did take a ride in a dingy 2 days ago 2 miles out. You should hit the docks East of shoreline park in GB. I caught Spanish there out a ways and tons or inshore fish near the docks. It seems to be best at first light.
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Thanks. I'll try Shoreline first chance I get. What have you been using for bait out there?
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I'll also recommend launching directly from the beach. Check the surf report before you go: Swellinfo.com - Surf Forecasts - Surf Reports

Bring some frozen cigar minnows and have a rod with a sabiki to try catching live bait. For the king rod, I'd recommend AT LEAST 300 YARDS of line, 15-20lbs should be good since you don't want to put more than 4-6lbs of drag on the fish or you'll pull the hooks. Rig a 2ft steel leader 60 or 70lbs single strand (some people use 7-strand too) with a 1/0 treble or 2/0 single hook and another 1/0 treble hook about 5inches back for a stinger if they short strike you.

You can try artificials too. Get a big topwater popper with 1.5-2ft of steel leader and rip it across the surface. You might get a big surprise from a sky-rocketing king.

Good luck, lets see a report!
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