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Old 05-14-2015, 05:17 PM   #11
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Pro tip: there are great snapper spots off of every single public access point from Portofino to Navarre. Why every now launches from the same two access points now blows my mind.
Thanks, this is good information. I launch just west of Portofino from the beach (I am just one block from the beach so I don't haul the kayak). Would Portofino to the Pensacola fishing pier be just as productive?
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:30 PM   #12
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Pro tip: there are great snapper spots off of every single public access point from Portofino to Navarre. Why every now launches from the same two access points now blows my mind.
I've found this out the hard way after seeing someone else's bottom machine in spots I've been to: if your fish finder is DSI only it can be A LOT harder to see bottom differences (regarding what the hardness, natural/live bottom) than conventional sonar. *grumble* If your unit can do both, use sonar to be able to distinguish better what the bottom is made of out in the gulf.
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:36 PM   #13
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I would also add that it is NOT common practice to approach groups or even single kayaks that are bottom fishing unless you are for CERTAIN you know them & they are ok with your approach. Many of us have spent years out in the Gulf trolling & finding spots. They don't come easy & really putting in your time is the only way to reap the reward. Good luck this season!
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I agree i wouldn't approach anyone bottom fishing or trolling. Give people space while on the water and show some respect. There are plenty of public numbers off pensacola and destin!
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I don't need to talk to you...I just need to pass close enough to hit Enter twice on my Lowrance...J/K
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Buddy and I were 2 miles out on a private spot, some ass comes rolling through within 10 ft, "Just ignore me, just trolling" Then precedes to ask how we doing and if the bite was on for us... And then I heard beep beep....

Needless to say, we were pretty upset, as its taken us a while to actually find us a good spot of our own. Maybe I just have to much attachment....
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I keep my head on a swivel. If anyone gets with in a quarter mile of me Im moving!

Like Mvann said, the guys that have been doing this for years have put in hundreds and hundreds of miles to find a few spots and now that the word is out you have guys that give them away like its nothing. There is a reason why the ones that consistently bring in the best and biggest snapper are the ones that fish alone or with a select gsmall group of people. A small chicken coop will hold maybe 10-20 snapper. When they are gone, they are gone. It doesnt take long to fish out a coop! When you find one...KEEP IT TO YOURSELF if you actually want to fish it year in and year out.

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I keep my head on a swivel. If anyone gets with in a quarter mile of me Im moving!

Like Mvann said, the guys that have been doing this for years have put in hundreds and hundreds of miles to find a few spots and now that the word is out you have guys that give them away like its nothing. There is a reason why the ones that consistently bring in the best and biggest snapper are the ones that fish alone or with a select group of fish. A small chicken coop will hold maybe 10-20 snapper. When they are gone, they are gone. It doesnt take long to fish out a coop! When you find one...KEEP IT TO YOURSELF if you actually want to fish it year in and year out.
So now that Ginzus bro in law is my neighbor... Does this make me part of the small secret group ... just messing, after pedaling as much as we have, i completely agree to keeping shit a secret.
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Buddy and I were 2 miles out on a private spot, some ass comes rolling through within 10 ft, "Just ignore me, just trolling" Then precedes to ask how we doing and if the bite was on for us... And then I heard beep beep....

Needless to say, we were pretty upset, as its taken us a while to actually find us a good spot of our own. Maybe I just have to much attachment....
I would have had some SERIOUS words with that guy. I dont/cant put up with that BS anymore.

I treat my clients well and my small group of buddies well (we bounce info off each other its not just one way). But if you know me and we are cool but not like that dont be upset if I politely tell you to back off. If I dont know you at all you better back off and its not going to be polite! LoL, no, as I said earlier, you arent going to get that close to me with out me drifting off!
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So now that Ginzus bro in law is my neighbor... Does this make me part of the small secret group ... just messing, after pedaling as much as we have, i completely agree to keeping shit a secret.
Im glad you understand. For the ones that work for it like you and I have, WE know how frustrating it is when we see guys just throwing numbers around like it aint a thing. Its funny as really they are only ruining the reef for themselves!

Im sure youll be seeing us around every now and then at Mikes place.
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