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  1. General Discussion
    When we fish out of Louisiana there are ample opportunities/locations to harvest a variety of live bait before heading out to the tuna grounds. Anyone care to weigh in on similar opportunities around Perdido Pass or Pensacola Pass? Cast net? Sabiki rig? Wonder what your experience is in this...
  2. Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    me and wife are going to fort Walton the second week in April. I have been twice before and the fishing was alright nothing to brag about, I mostly fished off the pier and the west jetty with gothca plugs and live bait. only to catch a couple of bull reds. my wife has never caught anything big...
  3. General Discussion
    Winter is coming and fish are comin and goin. So what I'm wandering is what fish I'll need to start targeting and what bait I should should switch to and what fish I should stop targeting. I do know whiting is a good year round fish. So thanks in advance
  4. General Discussion
    Recently me and some friends caught a 10 inch croaker. Well I know that usually people either throw them back or use them for bait but I had the idea to cook him up and eat him. To be honest if we didnt soak in lemon juice for 8 hrs it would have been deliouces. Does anyone else have experience...
  5. General Discussion
    I've used hotdogs to catch fish before with moderate success and just had fish biting on sausage which got me thinking is there any other stuff you wouldn't normally think of as bait and if so if I go to a resteraunt with a dock like flounders what would be good to get that if I didn't finish I...
  6. Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    Folks, we are visiting PB the week of 3/7 and planned to do some surf fishing for a few days. We have a few questions regarding the area: 1. I saw on a few posts, especially from Fish_On and Pilar, that Navarre beach seemed to be the spot. Can you tell me where would be best spot to fish...
  7. Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    Hi guys, I just got a place on Bayou Grande, and I'm curious about the fishing. I'm used to fishing the Great Lakes and Michigan inland water, so I need all the info y'all can give me about fishing at my new place! Thanks in advance for your help! -Stephani
  8. General Discussion
    We just got in a truck load of shrimp and we have 2 and half dozen finger mullet get them while they last
  9. General Discussion
    Avalon Bait & Tackle Here Just in case anyone is looking for a new bait and tackle shop. We have everything from lures, rods, boat accessories, beer, sodas, cigarettes, ice, ammo, and much much more. Just come and stop by when you get a chance to see for yourself. For live Fresh water bait we...
  10. Kayak Forum
    My son and I have been out consistently, we bought our first Yaks six weeks ago and have been out multiple times(Spooky Ln Beach Access in Santa Rosa Beach) and we have yet to catch anything other than Kingfish and a Spanish Mackerel. We have gone out to about 1/2 mile and are fishing with...
  11. Piers and Bridges - Reports
    Anyone getting anything interesting at Sykes pier? All I've been able to hook up on are (besides sailcats...) 2-3 reds, rays, small black drum, and every once in a while a ladyfish. What are you guys having the best luck with? I've been aiming for bulls, but not really having any luck...
  12. General Discussion
    WE HAVE A PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE..... 5 STAR BAIT and GOT BAIT have now merged. We are Very Happy and Excited to bring you by popular demand LOCALLY CAUGHT PREMIUM BAIT. The Pensacola Bait boat will still be in operation at the same location, the bait boat will continue to make posts and...
  13. General Discussion
    Good morning everyone We are just east of the pass in the gulf of Mexico holding Jumbo Cigar Minnows, Hardtails, and frozen squid as well as menhaden Come see us 850.316.6940 or VHF CH.10 We are the white boat with the red lettering
  14. General Discussion
    Some of you may have already views my thread about making my own bait net but I am curious about a "menhaden" net as well. I mostly catch shad for catfishing but I would like to expand upon my experiences. I have details and some videos on the link in my signature for my 1/2" net I'm making now...
  15. General Discussion
    How to fillet a bluegill and get the most meat off of it.
  16. Offshore Fishing - General Q & A
    This goes over how to properly tie a grouper rig. It also shows how to bait it. This rig also works for snapper and amberjack. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIkjmOTUVw4
  17. Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    Has anyone tried Gulp sand fleas or shrimp in the surf. Seems like it might be good for when you can't find live ones? What do ya think?
  18. General Discussion
    Planning on entering the GCKFA in Gulf Breeze in April. I do most of my fishing further down near Destin. Where's the best places to find frozen ribbon fish, cigar minnows, etc.? Would really like to catch some hardtails too if possible, but the past few trips out, we havent been able to make...
  19. Offshore Fishing - General Q & A
    Looking to find out places that sell bulk bait. I am located in the FWB area and would be willing to go up towards Pensacola or to Sandestin. I am primarily looking for frozen flats of sardines, threadfin, etc. Any additional info on variety/pricing would also be appreciated.
  20. Inshore Fishing - General Q&A
    I wish to expand the variety of bait I catch for offshore fishing and live bait chumming while also reducing the time spent using sabiki rigs near the pass. So, I like to expand my bait gathering prowess by using a cast net, but I am not sure about the specifics of catching bait fish in the...
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