Re: appalachee cola

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Posted by gary claxton on April 01, 1997 at 07:07:55:

In Reply to: appalachee cola posted by mike on January 29, 1997 at 18:46:09:

: I been thinking about fishing in that area for a while. I would appreciate any tips of the trade for that area. The equipment I will have available is a 15 ft. fiberglass boat, sage 9wt rod, plus my freshwater bass tackle.
Did you ever get any tips on Appalacheecola?

If you're talking about where the river empties into the bay, it's one of the best kept secrets in Fla but it's difficult to fish with a small boat because of the distances you must cover from the limited boat ramps. Last summer my Dad, my son and I invested $300 in a guide and it was the second best day of fishing I've had in my 49 years. We caught black tip sharks (one of which jumped like a large mouth bass) channel bass, speckle trout, flounder and the everpresent sail cat. The biggest thrill was catching a fish I have never even heard of, a "triple tail". We caught three that ranged from 5-7 pounds and I caught one 30 (yes thirty) pounder. Surf fishing is also a lot of fun on the east end of St. George Island. The Island is becoming very developed though, so the "good ol' days" may be numbered. Let me know if you want more info or the name of the guide.

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