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Old 05-21-2017, 10:19 PM   #1
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Rain finally held off this afternoon and i managed to get to a grass flat in Fort Walton that I have lots of success in. Threw the black back/orange belly Mirrodine almost exclusively and caught more trout than I could count. Most fish were still in the deeper parts of the grass flats (3.5 - 6 feet). Fish were very aggressive and I had many strikes at the kayak. Was on the way in and casted out at the edge of a channel where there was some deep grass and pulled this tank out of the water. Measured just under 24 inches. Also had a manatee hang out around me for a long time while I was staked out.

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Old 05-21-2017, 10:31 PM   #2
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Very Nice! Yeah I noticed the water had practically laid down during the evening. I thought about going out but needed to spend some family time!
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:32 PM   #3
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I'm going to be in the Watercolor area the week after Memorial Day. Are there any places to catch trout in the surf in that area? If not the surf where would you go? I can't sit on the bech for a week, I'll go crazy.
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For some reason I never hear of people catching trout in the surf here, though they do in Texas. Its many miles to an inlet into a bay system from Watercolor. You will have to go to the bay, which is nearby, if you want trout. But, not to fear, you can fish on the beach for pompano and get the occasional red, blue fish, etc. Beach fishing is pretty simple, you want a "pompano rig", sold all over the place here, with a pyramid sinker. Bait it with sand fleas or shrimp, cast it out in between sand bars. Then you just stick the rod in a rod holder, sit in your chair, and wait for the rod tip to bend. You can also cast in the surf for lady fish and the occasional spanish mackerel. If you have kids with you can use smaller tackle and catch hardtails for fun. Visit Yellowfin Ocean Sports in Seagrove and they can get you set up.
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