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Hey everyone! I’m looking for some advice on getting some young teenage boys on some big fish. We are from the Midwest and headed down to the Perdido Key area at the first of August. We are meeting a buddy who has a 26 foot Grady white. We’d like to get into some bottom fishing for grouper, AJ and snapper ( I know season will be out by then). We are also open doing some deep water drops. Looking at trying these kids a great first experience fishing saltwater. My buddy is comfortable and has gone off shore 35 miles or so giving the conditions are right. Looking for suggestions on locations to make this trip great! Thanks for all the advice!
 

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Sounds good man! The guy with the Boat is from the Midwest also and is new to the area so we are trying to figure some spots out as well. I remember when I was a kid trolling for bonito and having a blast, later learning they are only good for bait lol! Thanks for the help! I appreciate it!
 

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Just google anything about reefs and you'll get a ton of info. Here's one. https://myescambia.com/our-services/natural-resources-management/marine-resources/artificial-reefs. Get lots of live bait. Chum if you can, and don't be afraid to bounce around a few spots. If your not familiar with some good deep drop numbers I wouldn't waste my time. Troll a little, chum, chunk and live bait. You'll keep the boys smiling and bring em home sleeping. Good Luck and be safe. I forgot, go out Pensacola Pass and don't dock in Alabama.
 

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Good deal! Thanks for the tips andthat website is awesome. Out of curiosity why should we stay out of Alabama lol?
 

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Just assumed Perdido Key is Fl. and Al. border is really close. Also I wouldn't try to go out the pass in Al. unless your familiar with it. If your fishing on state waters and cross the state line you have to pretty much prove you didn't stop. Boundary wars!
 
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