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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.

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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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Does anyone have updates for the June Grass thread? You're help would be appreciated! This is just another way for folks to check for a live update to the conditions at the beach...Thank you! Tight lines!!! YRM
 

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Thank you for the updates in the past, but with the weekend here we could all use some quick eye-witness updates for the June Grass on the beaches. With the continuing rain, we'll be seeing it for a while yet. Any reports? Thank you all! Tight lines!!! YRM
 

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I'm sorry to hear about your fishing vacation woes muleypsycho. Thank you for the reports for the beach June Grass though. If I were you, I'd either rent a yak to get out past the weed lines, or head into the sounds or bays to fish. Right now, no matter where you're fishing, being stuck on land, is going to inhibit your fishing. Rent a yak, or boat, heck even a SUP and fish the cleaner water beyond the grasses...the grasses are everywhere, but the most difficult stuff is the Slimy June Grass in the Gulf. It's not going to be gone while you're here.

Does any one else have weed/June Grass reports for the forum? Your information would benefit the community as a whole...there's surf fishermen beating their heads against walls right now.

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BTT...for the coming weekend. We're supposed to have spectacular weather in the Gulf, so hopefully the June Grass does subside, and let those who desire to surf fish...do so. Any updates? Thank you ya'll. Tight lines!!! YRM
 

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Hey there PFF Anglers! I had a rod out yesterday afternoon off of Navarre Beach East of the pier, and I caught minimal grasses and algae there. I caught nothing worthwhile, only several hardheads and a baby flounder. I had no fleas though, and had to use some not so fresh dead shrimp from my yakking trip. I am sure that if had fished at a different time of day like early am or around dusk, I would've had better luck. It looks like certain sections on the beaches might be losing the grasses. Next weekend, I'm definitely going to be among the surf fishermen out there trying for that elusive little pompano. It's looking like there might be SOME positive changes in our near future. If you have any weekend reports please share. Thanks! Tight lines!! YRM
 

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Hey there PFF! I have a report for you surf fishermen! I went out last night for a couple of hours in the Navarre Beach area and caught zero June Grass!!! I caught fish! Including a 12" Pomp. The little lady next to me caught a whiting, a BIG black drum, and a smaller sized pomp. Get your rods, and get your bait, it's Pompano time! Good luck fellas! Tight LInes!!! YRM
 

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I'm sad to say that I have to bring this thread back to life...I've been out to a few beaches over the last week, and the slimy green June Grass is back. I've been to Pickens (lines coated in 5 minutes), Pcola Beach (lines coated in 2 minutes), and Opal Beach (June grass is thin, but still attaches to knots, hooks, and bait). You're going to need to do alot of line slime plucking, and even more casting. Tight lines!!! YRM
 
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