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  1. Visiting in October

    General Discussion
    I have never fished in salt water. We are going to be on vacation in October, and staying in Mary Esther. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. I am bring my boat.
  2. Flats Fishing?

    Inshore Fishing - General Q&A
    Hi! I am new to fishing the area and am looking for where to fish from a small (18') boat near Gulf Breeze. People keep talking about "the flats", but I'm not sure where they mean. There are lots of grassy areas near shore, but the ones I've tried seem to be infested with 3" croakers, so I'm...
  3. Santa Rosa Sound pier fishing?

    Inshore Fishing - General Q&A
    Will be pier fishing with my son next week on the south side of the sound (across from Oriole Beach)... any advice for bait/rigs, best times of day/night, etc? Looking for flounder or specs but willing to catch anything that bites! Thanks for any advice
  4. Nice day in the sound

    Kayaking Reports
    Went out 10/14 early with a friend lots of topwater action fishing TopDog jr, live shrimp, and mirrodine. Caught two reds topwater lost one right next to yak the other was 25 inches. Caught one with shrimp 20 inches and several nice trout. Buddy caught one under slot red and one 19 inch red and...
  5. Pensacola Bay Fishing

    Inshore Fishing - General Q&A
    On vacation this week with bay boat. Can I catch snapper or Spanish in the bay right now? Where is best place and technique. All advice appreciated!
  6. Santa Rosa Sound Report 10/24/10

    Inshore Reports
    I went to a spot DukeDevil91 told me about a few months ago and had a pretty good 45 minute run until I ran out of bait. I landed these 3 plus another legal red about 21 inches. I had a larger fish break off and one other good one got away. The black drum were 17 and 20 inches, the red 23.
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