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by cotton
January 1st, 2021, 7:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hickory Mound launch
Replies: 18
Views: 3396

Re: Hickory Mound launch

Hickory mounds in the winter is just like everywhere else. Creeks fed by springs, warm water sources, or deeper holes will be productive. Suspending lures and swimming jigs should work with a long pause. My guess is the reason your not seeing boats is your not fishing a creek with the features above...
by cotton
December 14th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: First time saltwater fly fishing
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: First time saltwater fly fishing

procraftwes wrote:Where'd you catch the snook? Nothing specific just what area? :-D
Taylor County
by cotton
December 13th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: First time saltwater fly fishing
Replies: 6
Views: 794

First time saltwater fly fishing

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201213/87149ff239c10c7cdca048b85c28bdce.jpg Today was about experimenting. I’ve fly fished since I was little. Never in saltwater. I learned quickly the fly rod ain’t for locating fish. So I worked suspending plugs until I located trout. Then tossed a chauteuse de...
by cotton
December 8th, 2020, 3:47 am
Forum: Kayaking
Topic: First Time Fishing Low Tide in Winter - Learning Occurred
Replies: 24
Views: 2617

Re: First Time Fishing Low Tide in Winter - Learning Occurred

During negative tides limit yourself to launching in rivers and bays.
by cotton
May 12th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What fish WON'T you eat?
Replies: 24
Views: 3052

Re: What fish WON'T you eat?

I’ll eat any fish if its fixed by someone who knows how to prepare it. Way to many awesome ways to cook fish I’ve never tried. Here’s a few I obviously don’t know how to prepare: Carp I like the taste of gar tenderloin, but after a trip to the dr with an infection I won’t do that again. Pinfish(to b...
by cotton
April 13th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Favorite Fish to Eat
Replies: 8
Views: 3287

Re: Favorite Fish to Eat

So many ways to eat fish. How can anyone possibly have a favorite. I’m the only one left at my house that eats them, so trying something new every week is my goal. Blacken redfish is amazing served with pasta. Whether you go the olive oil route or red sauce. Hard to beat stuffed flounder. Fry em, ba...
by cotton
April 6th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The wisdom of boat ramp closures???
Replies: 44
Views: 6792

The wisdom of boat ramp closures???

I fished this weekend, launching at a remote spot. Returned to find 2-3 times the normal crowd. They are absolutely making it worse and should be held accountable.
by cotton
March 27th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: How long until they close the boat ramps?
Replies: 15
Views: 3583

Re: How long until they close the boat ramps?

IMHO the closure of these remote ramps y the state, such as Econfina is really stupid. In fact, the closure of any ramps is stupid unless you can prove that they really are a hazard. If they are worried about folks gathering on sandbars, get out in a boat and police those sandbars. I pay the state ...
by cotton
March 25th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Ecofina
Replies: 15
Views: 3068

Re: Ecofina

My home state of MO is encouraging fishing and dropping the requirement for a fishing license.
by cotton
March 25th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Ecofina
Replies: 15
Views: 3068

Re: Ecofina

So its open to kayaks only! :)
by cotton
March 18th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Finally--Learning to Catch Sheepshead
Replies: 11
Views: 2750

Re: Finally--Learning to Catch Sheepshead

I just don’t understand all the fuss about cleaning sheepshead. Its just a big bluegill with a tough skin. Sure I wouldn’t want to clean 50.
by cotton
February 23rd, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Buying bait on a Sunday
Replies: 1
Views: 980

Buying bait on a Sunday

I don’t do live bait often.

So who sells live Shrimp around St Marks before 7 on Sundays?
by cotton
February 23rd, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Sheepshead Spawning?
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

Re: Sheepshead Spawning?

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by cotton
January 21st, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Removing fish hooks from humans (or fishermen)
Replies: 14
Views: 2197

Re: Removing fish hooks from humans (or fishermen)

Try it in a yak by yourself. My first experience, I was fishing friends and the barb was exposed. We cut the hook below the barb and backed it out. Easy peazy. My second experience, I was by myself, out of state. Hooked was imbeded. I saw some folks, swimming, and walked a stranger thru yanking it o...
by cotton
November 3rd, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Fourteen.
Replies: 24
Views: 4844

Fourteen.

I believe fishing improved a lot this weekend. I fished a local tournament Sat. Big trout(mine) was 24 1/4”. I probably caught 5 over 20” Sat. Just like Gary I fish from a yak. Get up early and fish shallow. If you want to catch more big trout, let the big ones go. We also did a lot of dragging Sat....