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Old 05-17-18, 10:12 AM   #1
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Default St. Augustine Beach

Headed down here with the fam for Memorial Day. Thinking of taking the saltwater gear......anybody have any recommendations?? Probably just surf fish.
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Old 05-17-18, 12:57 PM   #2
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Especially if fly fishing, very early, before the wind kicks up and folks get in your backcast (or forward cast). Intermediate line can help keep the surf action from affecting the fly too much.
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Old 05-17-18, 02:30 PM   #3
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There's a great place for surf fishing about twenty minutes north of St Augustine on A1-A. There's a "Gate Food Station" convenient store on the left just before Guana River Road. Park directly across from the gas station and hit the beach right there. It used to be a pretty decent surf break too, but looking at it on Google Earth has me thinking the breaks have changed over the last seventeen years. The water gets deep fast right there and you'll see some rather large and toothy critters not too far off the beach. Mostly sand tigers (which are pretty docile) but they sure look vicious.

Hope you have a great time and land a few! Also - there's some good bass fishing to be had near Palatka if you want to keep fishing and rinse the salt off your gear while you're doing it.
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Old 05-18-18, 09:52 AM   #4
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...changed a flat boat trailer tire there once...

...great advice, Marc...

...when the place fills up with tidal water, there are all sorts of things in there...!

...clousers with silver in them and crab / shrimp imitators with gold tinsel...


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