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  1. Niceville 4/10-11

    Inshore Reports
    Spent Sunday afternoon at the bay with my daughter. Soaked some shrimp while we played and relaxed onshore. She caught some hardheads, I landed a tiny stingray as well as a 30" red. Today I stopped by the boat ramp for an hour on my way home from work to toss some artificials and see if there...
  2. 3/14 Choctawhatchee Dock Lights

    Kayaking Reports
    Launched just after sunset to do my first dock light trip for this year and see how the bite is now that it's warming up. Caught 2 reds: 29" and 30.5" and 2 specks 13" and 17.5". Lost a few more specks in that range as well. All fish caught on live shrimp under popping cork. Tried throwing dark...
  3. Fishing the breaks between rain.

    Inshore Reports
    Tried to take a short afternoon trip to the beach (Destin) with the family, soaked some cut bait there for 30 minutes with not even a nibble, and my 2oz pyramids getting pushed right back to shore. Eventually the rip currents were a no-go so I moved us to a leeward shoreline on the north side...
  4. North Choctawhatchee by Mid-Bay Bridge

    Kayaking Reports
    I've had some days off work and have been spending probably way too much time fishing. I've spent most of that time near home; White Point launching from Maxwell-Gunter Rec. area. By and far the most active and voracious fish out in that area during all times of day are the hardhead cats and...
  5. Large fish species in Choctawhatchee Bay?

    Inshore Fishing - General Q&A
    What are the large non-toothy fish species in the choctawhatchee bay? Had another big one get away, but intrigued as to what it was. Was shore fishing off white point with bottom-rigged cut cigar minnow (leftovers from king trolling) earlier this evening, catching a few cats for my daughter to...
  6. Trout Help

    Inshore Fishing - General Q&A
    I'm trying to figure what the heck I'm doing wrong when it comes to catching specks. This winter/spring has been rough any time I go out looking for trout. I have gone out specifically with trout in mind probably a dozen times since December and only landed one. Typically (depending on...
  7. How/When/Where to Cast Net Bait in the Choctawhatchee?

    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...