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  1. Navarre Beach 2/15 - Missed the Parade

    Surf Fishing Reports
    Cool 46 degrees and breezy from the east at 7am on the beach. Low tide and water way out but starting back in... seemed like great conditions for some groceries. I've caught my 3 biggest black drum since moving to Florida 5 months ago and they were all yesterday. The first one came on my old 7'...
  2. Bling or No Bling?

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    Just started tying my own pompano rigs after hearing that smaller hooks are better and the smallest I see in pre-made rigs are #4 or 6 wide gaps. I bought a bunch of #1 circles and commenced to preparing for pompano season. All the pre-made rigs I see have fluorescent beads, and/or small floats...
  3. Recommendations Needed for Upcoming Vacation(Honeymoon!)

    General Discussion
    Hello All, I will be visiting Mexico Beach for my honeymoon 9/23-29. I have several questions, please bear with me, any advice I receive will be greatly appreciated! I haven't posted here before, but I've lurked for charter recommendations in the past when staying in P'cola and have benefited...
  4. Shark Fishing

    General Discussion
    Ive wanted to catch a shark for a while now, and couple years ago I bought some stuff for it, including a Penn Senator 113H2; however I dont have a kayak, so never caught anything because I couldnt cast that rod and reel combo out far enough. I think im going to invest in a new spinning reel...
  5. Destin / Fort Walton Trip

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    Good Morning, I’m From NC and normally surf fish at the outer banks and off shore. I’m going to be in the Destin / Fort Walton area the week before July 4th and would like to do some fishing. I have a charter lined up for a little in-shore fishing in the gulf that week but would also like to...
  6. Lets go fishing

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    Howdy, I'm new to the forum and am interested in making a connection or two in Panama City. I'll be down there March 5-13 and am dying to do some saltwater fishing. I would be willing to exchange a guided fly fishing trip in the mountains of North Carolina! Is anyone going to be down there...
  7. Surf Fishing Location (fresh nooby questions)

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    Hey everyone. I've been surfing these forums for a week or so trying to learn a little more about surf fishing. I am a descent fresh water fisherman from AL. I have an adventure planned next month to Fort Pickens campground. We're going to ruff it in a tent. Should be a blast! I've gotten a...
  8. first anniversary

    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...
  9. December surf fishing

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    Hey guys, I just moved down here to the southeast from Missouri. I've surf fished my entire life on vacations, but am really trying to get into it now that I live closer. Made a trip to the Golden Isles of GA two weeks ago and caught some decent sharks off the surf. Largest was a 6 ft...
  10. Fishing for whiting

    Inshore Fishing - General Q&A
    Does anybody know good places for whiting on Pensacola Beach also some tips on how to catch them would be greatly appriceated.
  11. PLEASE Help This Aspiring Surfn Fisherman?

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    Hello Y'all, SHORT VERSION AT BOTTOM! Every year for as long as I've lived my extended family goes to a place just east of San Destin for a week of family reunion and beach fun. This year we go on May 28. I have tried surf fishing the past two years, with pretty pathetic results. I...
  12. Intresting morning of 5/21

    Surf Fishing Reports
    I got out at 5:40 AM and fished until 6:00 then about a 7 foot shark came within 10 feet of the beach and was after a sting ray. Immedietly then i caught a pompano while trying to catch a shark. Later i caught a lady fish and only reeled in the head because a smaller shark ate it. I then casted...
  13. Surf Fishing Advice

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    Coming out to pensacola/perdido key hoping to catch some pompano. Coming out somewhere aroud may 15. Hows the pompano surf fishing. Any advice?
  14. Tides for pompano?

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    I've recently started fishing for pompano in the surf on Navarre beach, and I am wondering when if I need to try to fish for them around high tide?? I had some luck last week, pulling in one almost every day. I have noticed my lines get hit right around 5pm. Sand fleas have been a bit difficult...
  15. What to catch

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    Coming down to Pensacola on Monday wondering what's biting and how I can catch it from the beach
  16. Keep losing it!!!!

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    I am new to fishing but have become completely addicted. I am having a problem keeping live bait fish on the hook. Something comes by, there is a huge "hit" and BAM no more bait fish. A couple times I have been able to let them take for 10 seconds and then try to set the hook, with very little...
  17. Monster Shark Lost - Biggest we ever hooked!

    Surf Fishing Reports
    A friend of mine dropped off a fresh cobia carcass earlier that the day. The wind was blowing from the west and I had high hopes. We hit the beach and deployed 3 baits. Within 15 minutes my rod with the cobia started bouncing. I picked the rod up and waited. Then line started burning off the...
  18. Surf fishing Perdido Key

    Surf Fishing Reports
    I'm headed down to Orange beach in 2 weeks. Wanted to see if anyone has had any luck on Perdido Key surf fishing.
  19. New to saltwater, advice needed

    Surf Fishing - General Q & A
    I'm new to fishing in general, saltwater or otherwise. But I make it to FL at least twice a year and wanted to try my luck while I'm down. I'm not going for monster fish like shark or anything. But I'd love some Pompano, Whiting, Flounder, Ladyfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, Bluefish...
  20. first pompano

    Surf Fishing Reports
    Been reading the posts as a 'guest' for a few weeks and finally joined the forum. Based on all the excellent tips I've read on here I was able to go harvest some mole crabs and catch my first Pompano out at Pickens yesterday afternoon. Moved here from Oklahoma in July and have a lot to learn...
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