I am going to Destin in June and I am bringing my sit on top Kayak. Is the fishing good and where do I go? I noticed we are close to the Choctawhatchee Bay. I plan on bring a bass rod or two. What can I plan on catching and what is good to eat? Thanks
I'm from Missouri.
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Posted by: tjalmy on Feb-09-11 9:09 PM (EST)
e-mail me and I will see if I can set up a phone meeting between you and my brother-in-law. He lives up that way, and his passion is fishing. He doesn't do computers and such, but he knows fishing his area very well.
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Posted by: old_user on Mar-09-11 12:21 PM (EST)
from land fish at the bridges on the back side of the tide flow. From boat anchor to the down side of the tide. You will get more fish fishing around the bridges, stations, poles, structor. Keep a tight grip cause you may go for a run. Quick release on anchor or use a sea anchor that is cone shaped that allows you to float with current but not as fast as current. I would rather show you than tell you but I have torn retina.
YOu can also head east to Cape San Blas,|
Posted by: FishinYak on Mar-09-11 12:28 PM (EST)
and fish the Apalachicola Bay grass flats for Redfish, Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Bluefish, Cobia, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, etc...
Posted by: old_user on May-13-11 10:47 PM (EST)
I'm not fishing but I'll also be visiting Destin the first week of June. I'm always ready to paddle.
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Posted by: SCORPION5 on May-27-11 10:40 AM (EST)
I just bought this yesterday at BassPro now I need to rig it. I plan on bringing this and my other Kayak to Destin to fish and play in the ocean/bay. Can someone let me know what would work best for fishing in the bay? Bait? Lures? I live in MO and fish a lot here. I was wondering if I will need steel leaders and what I would likely catch to eat? I have spiderwire on one of my rods but I don't know it that is a good idea if I hook something big. I will be using my bass rod. Thanks
Posted by: scorpion5 on Jun-23-11 1:27 PM (EST)
Ok so I met a guy in Destin at our condo that has a Hobie kayak. He invited me to go red snapper fishing with him. The first day we paddled 2 miles out and he caught his two red snapper but I only caught 4 ramoras. I later found out that I was fishing too deep. The next time I went out was on Friday and I caught a red snapper and it was awesome. He caught his 2 again but we had to leave because of a large thunder storm. While we were out fishing we only saw one boat and I guess once he saw us catching fish he pulled within 20 yards and started fishing with 5 guys. What an A-hole. He had the whole ocean and he had to pull up next to us. The boat was named EXTASEA. I looked it up and it is a charter fishing boat in Destin that I will never use after that. It was a lot of fun and work but worth it.
Posted by: Big_D on Jun-25-11 9:18 AM (EST)
A charter boat captain can't find his own fish. There's a headline for you.
Posted by: SCORPION5 on Jun-25-11 7:27 PM (EST)
We were already there and it's kinda hard to paddle to another spot but he of course can. So why did he have to get soo close to us? Because he is an arse.
got used to those who when they saw|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jun-25-11 9:12 PM (EST)
....... me hook up they would come running right over exactly where I was .
You mut be the Captain of the Extasea|
Posted by: SCORPION5 on Jun-26-11 7:20 PM (EST)
You mut be the Captain of the "Extasea" with that kind of mentality. I fish in Missouri and we don't usually have that problem. I guess it's different in the ocean. I don't think it's too much to ask to give me and the other kayakers a little space. As far as playing by the rules I bet most charter captains would not put up with another boat pulling up within 20 yards of them either. You might catch a flare that close.
you weren't fishing in Missouri ......|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jun-26-11 8:11 PM (EST)