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New to saltwater fishing and am thinking about picking up a Hobie Pro Angler this weekend. Looking to see how big the community is here in the area. I would likely start around the Key as I live off the ICW. Anyone in the immediate area?
 

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Cool. Never really paid attention until now. Hell, not even sure if I will like it or not but love being on the water and living on the Key it just makes sense to try. Btw, I live at the Parrot. One question I have is where are some good places to launch in our area? I thought I saw a video of yours on youtube that looked you you launched from Johnson beach but may be mistaken? Also, the boat I am thinking of getting is the PA in the FS section. Would have to drive to NOLA to get it but seems like a sweet deal.
 

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You can launch at johnson beach state park on the sound side for some goid grass flats or there are some good small boat access on the north sides of inneratiy rd. yes most of them video i launched at johnson beach state park the gulf side. The pa is awesome is just very heavy and a pain to threw put soft sand. If u want to go off the beach plan on spending a couple hundred on some big beach wheels.
 

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Yeah. I have an 18ft Windrider Trimaran that I was looking at some sort of beach wheels for. What about Harbor Freight? May look over there for some wheels and try to rig up a beach wheel set for it. I have to swing by there anyways to buy a foldable trailer if I get the boat this weekend.
 

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I use to use "CATTRACKS" for my catamaran, one of those could be adapted. They make stuff for jetskis, it would be good to find some salvaged wheels, they r around, they're just a commodity espeacially w/ all of the PA owners. Talk to Kirk at Key sailing, P-beach.
 

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I fish the area a lot, also from a Pro Angler. Plenty of trout and reds on the grass flats over there. PA's perfect for sightfishing them.
 

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I live near Perdido Key too. I'd love to meet folks at Johnson's Beach instead of Ft Pickens. Anybody want to go after snapper next Friday? There's got to be a spot near Johnsons.
 

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I live near Perdido Key too. I'd love to meet folks at Johnson's Beach instead of Ft Pickens. Anybody want to go after snapper next Friday? There's got to be a spot near Johnsons.
good luck on that one. not much out there and its alot shallower.
 

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3 mile barge off of perdido pass has some nice snapper but it will be covered up with boats on friday
 

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3 mile barge off of perdido pass has some nice snapper but it will be covered up with boats on friday
Yeah, 3 Barges will be extra crazy. BBarton, I know what you mean. Well if anybody has discovered some hidden reef near JB...tell us! You need fishing buddies.
 

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Don't mean to hijack the thread, but would anybody wanna fish off Johnsons Beach Monday? I was wanting to sabiki over the "fish haven" and see if anything will bite. I had seen the haven on the chart last year, but now I have the gps #'s. It's straight out from the parking lot in about 25' water.
 

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Just to chime in there is a spot under the north end Theo Baars bridge that I put in at thats closer to the flats than Hub Stacy and you can damn near back right up to the water and there is no gate to need a code for before 0800. Yeah I know I'm a cheap bastard but its two minute from the house. I keep trying to get up early enough to do some dock light fishing west of the bridge before hitting the flats but somehow that dosen't ever happen.
 

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I know where you're talking about. Right next to Fisherman's Corner. Are the flats you mention the grass beds across the ICW on the Oyster Bar side? If so, I hit them Monday afternoon for a bit.
 

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Sure is, I started of on the west side of the island and moved on over to the east side where it got a little more lively. The wind didn't help much. I was in a yeller yak with a green pup tent like spray skirt.
 

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That is a great place to launch. Real easy. I fished for sheepshead there earlier this year. Maybe we could meet up one morning for some trout fishing. I'm wanting to get some snapper first though.
 

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Well, I have my PA and have been hitting those flats every morning and some afternoons. Thinking about putting in at Hubs and fishing the flats across from there moving up River Rd in the am if anyone is interested.
 

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Didn't make it this morning. Stayed up late and slept right through alarm:) gonna try this afternoon when the tides falling. Few fish here and there but no magic yet...
 

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Are you guys fishing there Sunday? I'm trying to decide between Theo Baars, Big Lagoon, and Pickens (snapper).
 
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