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Old 06-28-2010, 12:48 AM   #1
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I'm sure, like I, most ofusfrom Daulphin Island to PCB you guys have been getting less and less fishible waters as the days agonizingly pass. I've beenresorting to trips to Bay St. Louis over Mississippi way for some slayings of those mud prowling monster reds and troutlately but that trip is bascially only producing two good target game fish aka reds and specks...I was going to make the 5 hour trip over to Port St. Joe and Apalachiacola next weekend and camping it out tent and yak style to get after some of the nearshore poons and kings thatid be usually set up and heading for here in Orange Beach but we all know how that coast line story has unfolded in recent weeks....I saw a few of you guys havebeenheading over to Port St. Joe area like "Pourman" and such. Could you guys over in that area follow up on this with a few good recent reports and maybe some broad areas to focus on around the indian lagoon/pass and east pass area that I could start mapping out drop in points to get back on the drag screamers again...I would appreciate any advice for that area since I don'thave any knowledge ofgood fishing locations past Destin and PCB area...well other than what to bring for the specific target fish i want...plus a quailty tackle shop to outfit a few things for that area around St. George Island would be great knowledge to have before I hit up this cross state voyage over there next Friday to Sunday...THANKS FELLOW YAKERS...
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Just got back 2 weeks ago. Head out from PSJ towards The Cape. Just before you get to the beach you'll see a sigh for the lighthouse. You can launch there. Take aright and head up the beach. Saw lots of tarpon and jumped three. 2 on live gait and one on a frozen cig. Look out for sharks as they were thick! Mostly 3' A. Sharpnose but saw some biggies as well, Tried for kings but the sharks hit the baits fast. Farther up the cape is the State Park. $6 to enter but a beautiful bay by theboat ramparea and great launch spots everywhere. Nice place to spend the day. Good Luck!
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Went again Mon-Wed and got back last night : St. Joe's Park is the place to stay to reach Fish & Scallops ... for Scallops there is a launch site at the curve where the rockwall is on your way TO the Park , it's signed as part of the "Buffer Preserve" ... there is a Kayak / Canoe launch there , and it is close to Black Island , THAT is where the Scallops are and there is good Fishing in and around that Island too ... for JUST Fishing go West from any of the launch sites IN the park and head to Pompano Point for early morning Poons and the Topwater bite ... we Fished some of the other areas on the Maps and had some success there , but Pompano Point had the most baits and the most action !!!!!!!! ... Redfish , Trout , and some BIG Sharks :0 ... will elaborate more later ... go NOW because there were booms across Mexico Beach TO the Cape already in place , and we saw busloads of BP workers being staged already too ... DEFINITELY go eat at the Indian Pass Raw Bar ... truly a one of a kind experience , you'll thank me later ... Go Get em' son !!!!!!
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Thanks for the info guys. Yakflies and I, plus a few more are headed that way this weekend for scallops. I doubt we'll have enough time for much fishing. Anyone know how or where to target tripletail there?
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If you're targeting Tripletails , you'll want to Fish Indian Pass ... casting anything under a popping cork around buoys , or any type of floating debris is the trick ... we didn't get to try , but got lots of Intel from some of the local Fishing guides there ... one guy showed us a 22 lb. Tripletail , didn't know they got that big !! ... stop by Scallop Cove to get Bait , Tackle and assorted supplies , it's ON the Cape , you can't miss it , it's a BP gas station
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:12 PM   #7
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I see you found the St Park launch area. Man, it is very nice there. Old school Florida..no condos..no crowds..no problems!!
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Here is a tarpon sleigh ride off the Cape
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