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We're getting settled in down here finally - how about a fishing report!
I still don't have my boat yet so I'm land-limited, but he fishing is so awesome down here it doesn't seem to matter... here's a nice barely-slot red (right at 27") from Navarre Beach from today:
You know, this surf fishing is tough.... :rolleyes:
My daughter even made a new friend:
I kind of picked up a new hobby down here too (I know I'm asking for it by posting this pic...)
01-24-09, 11:32 PM
I love Navarre! My wife is from Alaska, and hates the heat, or I'd move down there myself! Can you drive through to PBeach yet? Gotta love those 27"ers!
01-26-09, 09:58 AM
Try jigging one of these on a 9 wt around the bottom of those bridge pilings.
Hmm... I might try that today Counslrman... good idea...
01-26-09, 11:14 AM
We go to Navarre Beach every year. (We'll be there in June for one week) Last year we brought a boat and fished the bridge and almost all the fishy spots in the area. We landed a few specks, a bunch of ladyfish, a bluefish and lost a red under a dock.
We usually grab a chair and sit next to the fishing pear at sunset or walk the beach in the early morning. The largest fish I ever saw was 2 years ago when a guy pulled a 40" redfish onto the beach.
No boat this year, so we'll be booking a guided trip with Shallow Water Expedition for some bay fishing.
Tightlines and hope to see you out there!
Islander look me up and we'll go out in my boat. Same offer to any other NGTO'er that comes down.
01-26-09, 11:55 AM
Good to hear from you, Aaron! Glad to see you aren't neglecting those rods.....:cheers:
01-26-09, 01:02 PM
I'll send you a pm once confirmed and will also send you some info on the flats in the bay. Although, I'm sure you've already scouted out some good spots. Eric
01-26-09, 02:57 PM
As a post script to my previous post, I have fished the beaches and the pier at Ft. Morgan for several years. If you use live bait, bull minnows (from Frith's Bait & Tackle in Gulf Shores) or sand fleas if you can dig them are the best baits for flounder( around piers and pilings) and pompano(when they cruise the beach) respectively. If you use flies or artificials, anything that ersembles either of these will attract a variety.
01-26-09, 03:04 PM
It is very likely that I will be headed down there in a few months to partake in the warzone on the Pensacola Pier that they refer to as Cobia Fishing. If I do end up down there for a weekend, I'll let you know. I generally try to get down to Pensacola 2-3 times a year. If you are doing any fishing from the pier's down there this is the forum to keep an eye on :
01-26-09, 03:58 PM
Oh, yeah, the fishing around the old pier pilings is great. Rent a kayak if you don't have one.
01-27-09, 07:14 AM
Back many years ago when I fished at St. Geeorge Island and Appalachicola a lot, we used to use plastic straws (white w/ red stripes) with a leader run thru it to catch speckled trout... cast/retrieve and trolling. We also had a bait made of surgical tubing with a yellow or red rag tied at the hook like a skirt and a leader thru the tubing that we used to troll for cobia. I guess it looked like an eel ( probably the best live bait for cobia). Those cobia love shade, so anywhere you find a shaded place, they are subject to be around when they are running. We caught and released 26 out from under a piece of plywood that was just floating in the Gulf off Ft. Morgan one time in 2003.
02-12-09, 03:22 PM
I come down to visit my Grandkids in Milton three or four times a year. I will have to check with you next time I come.
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