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If you are planning on going to the beach to surf fish take heed! I went from Pensacola beach to Navarre beach today (July 27th, 2013, Saturday morning) and the water is loaded with the now brown June grass. I cast four lines total for pompano and caught 30 lbs of the brown slimy crap. I took the advise of someone off of here who didn't test the water...they said it LOOKED CLEAR...I know I shouldn't fault someone...I'll just have to check on my own from now on for a real condition report. No one likes to waste their time. Now I'm re-gearing to take an alternative approach to catch some fish. Good luck out there! Tight Lines!!! YRM
 

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I spent quite a bit of time near portofino towers, and that's where I reeled in 30 lbs of slime....this is a legitimate warning to surf fishermen...you will catch more slime than anything else with triple bottom dropper rigs baited and set. If you fish the correct parts of the sand bars after pomps will find the grass. Tight lines!!! YRM
 

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I'll be out there this weekend. I'll update the post with my findings so we all can get back to some competitive Pompano fishing without having to drive to PCB. If anyone gets out there and can get eyes on the surf line, please update the post. There are many who would benefit. Tight Lines!!! YRM
 

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Went out to Pensacola Beach Sunday morning, and the June grass started coming in at about 10am. Before it started setting in with the current, I caught a hard tail and a lady fish...after the grass moved in, I caught a dozen hard heads, and even more slime.

Went out last night (Monday, August 4th) to Opal beach and I found the surf just LOADED with the now brown June Grass. I had a couple of lady fish swim my lines into knots with the June Grass assisting them in the toiling. I spent over an hour untangling/cutting/tying line and pulling off June Grass.

Tight lines!!! YRM
 

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I was around the Portofino Towers, towards the ends of the houses, on 14th, I think. I checked on other sections of beach on my way back down Gulf Blvd toward Navarre, and Opal beach was terrible. If you have a jig, I'd work that through the muck and mire, before I'd send out a set line...catching a fish on a set line can lead to a lot of trouble. Though, I know, sometimes you just need to get your lines wet. I understand. Just be cognizant of the grass, and think of PFF. We'd all like the updates! Tight lines!!! YRM
 
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