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06-29-09, 10:55 PM
I threw this post in in general info and got nothing. Hopefully some people here can help me out.
Myself and a buddy of mine will be heading down to St. George July 18th-24th. Ive been counting down the days since I got the news we were going! I havent been down there in a few years and was just looking for some fishing reports/advice about where to go and what to use. We are staying inside the plantation and my truck has 4x4 (but last time we were there the east end access road was blown out by a hurricane. Anyone know if it has been reopened?). Needless to say we will have access to anywhere you can get without a boat and gear to catch a wide range of fish e.g. cast nets, surf rod, lighter tackle spinning rods, a 9wt. flyrod, ETC. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
06-30-09, 04:33 PM
If you are staying in the Plantation, you'll have access to Bob Sikes Cut. The jetty fishing there was awesome 5 yrs ago when we were last there! (We have relocated our beach trips to Ft. Morgan, AL). We used shrimp, cut bait, and minnow imitators for spin and flyfishing. If you are not in the Plantation, fish the State Park at the East End of the island. Nice and massive flats and lots of grass beds for specks and reds. If you are flyfishing, use clousers or any minnow/crab/sand flea imitator. We caught pompano off the beach in front of the Ocean Mile 300 condos coming and going on sand fleas. You can buy frozen ones or dig them out of their airholes in the surf. Beach fishing also produced reds, whiting, and a bluefish or two on shrimp and squid My daughter caught a cobia on a small grunt we caught in the surf. If you are beach/spinfishing, use a #1 circle hook, a 3/4 to 1 oz sliding sinker, and 20-30 lb leader 12" long. If you are flyfishing, your fly will dictate the hook size. I have found that you can catch plenty of eating fish (whiting and such) off the beach with shrimp and squid and keep the family entertained at the same time. If you have sand fleas, you may get a pompano. Broil it or grill it with lemon pepper and real butter and have a cold Rolling Rock (or your favorite) and GET BACK!! We also caughgt flounder on bull minnows and they are also mucho delicisioso.
I pray ya'll have a safe trip and have fun. Wear SUNSCREEN...getting burnt up destroys all the fun. While you are there, don't forget...you're at the beach...it doesen't matter!!
07-01-09, 09:58 AM
I would fish the cut from the rocks on a falling tide. I would try some live pin fish or pogys. you should be able to net some pogys off the rocks or inside the jetty from the surf.
There is public beach access near the cut inside the plantation, but it is a good walk to the cut with gear and all. So a rolling cooler or beach cart would be a great idea.
Live shrimp are always a good choice.
I caught some good flounder from the cut in June last year. All on live shrimp. They were just in front of the docks. I think this may be private property, but you may be able to reach it with a long cast from the rocks.
You might try under the bridge pillings or from the old bridge on the East Point side. This might be good for flounder, sheephead and trout.
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