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04-06-07, 02:44 PM
Just returned from SGI. I have been going the same time every year, this was probably the warmest trip.
Caught some big reds, a shark, sail cats, sheepshead, flounder, tons of whiting, and a nice sunburn.
For those of you who have been there I usually stay on the Plantation so I can get access to the cut.
We set up camp on the surf next to it and we were fishing for whiting. After catching 20 or so small fish I decided to throw a 10" whiting in the cut to see what happens. Low and behold the poor guy never even had a chance to drown. Got nailed by a 48" red drum. Every whiting got nailed within 5 minutes of being in the water. It was an amazing trip. Pictures to go up soon.
04-06-07, 05:36 PM
Get a pic of that bad boy up pronto!
04-08-07, 08:42 PM
I have stayed on the plantation several times in the past few years but stopped recently due to mosquitos. Were they not bad??? I usually go a little later in the the year but I dont think Iam going anymore- we couldnt even go outside at night. Great beaches though!!!
04-08-07, 09:42 PM
Yea..it gets bad in the Summer down there. I didnt see 1 mosquito. But those "noo see um" biting gnats are bad at night in the woods when theres no breeze. If you go in late April fishing is alot better, and the bugs dont get that bad.
04-09-07, 04:21 PM
I usually go down in july or august and the fishing is excellent. A buddy of mine just came back from SGI and said he caught over 60 fish on a full day guide trip.... one red that was over 30 lbs..
04-09-07, 08:10 PM
That's awesome. We fished from the surf or off the old bridge. The cut would have been alot easier to fish from a boat, since the current is so strong at times.
04-10-07, 04:08 PM
found my pics from last year ... we went out of Apalchicola...there are more fish in the baskets.
04-10-07, 07:24 PM
.In the cut, and she had friends:)
04-10-07, 07:33 PM
nice shot man...how did you get it to post like that? intead of thumbnails
04-10-07, 07:56 PM
Thats the only way I have ever been able to post any picture... I use photobucket .... when I want to put in a pic i just left click where it says IMG code at the pic then I left click and "paste" the IMG code where I want the picture to show up.
04-10-07, 08:08 PM
.In the cut, and she had friends:)
04-10-07, 08:29 PM
thanks for the tip
Nice fish. Man what a smile too!
We have been down to SGI the last 3 years and fished with Robinson Brothers the last 2. Was very pleased with the trips. Took a different guide the 1st year and was very disappointed. Here's an Apalach Bay tripletail from last summer. I lost one in the 10-12 lb range just before this smaller one (smallest one of the day for 3 of us). I didn't have much time to fish from shore while we were there.
04-10-07, 09:44 PM
Tripletail are a blast on light spinning tackle. Did you hunt them under the buoys above crab pods?? We picked up 6 in less than an hour on our last trip out of apalachicola. I cant remember who we went with bay fishing but we go deep with Captain Dennis on Miss Emily (Boss Charters) and he always puts us on fish. He has a monster boat that makes the long ride not so bad. Also, Captain Adam Teat with Hey Babe is an excellent captain. Caught the biggest grouper and snapper with him..... he is a little more expensive but well worth it.
Yes, we found the tripletail around the buoys that he (at least he siad they were his) had set out. Pretty cool how they find that one small spot of shade in a wide open expanse of water. And they are fun on light tackle. On that day we were only out for the morning and were catching mostly "trash fish" as he called them (if they put a bend in the rod, I don't care what they are) so we cruised over and spent an hour or so catching tripletail.
04-11-07, 09:23 AM
Trash fish.... lemme guess = ladyfish
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