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by fishfalcon
February 17th, 2021, 11:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How to catch bait from a dock?
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: How to catch bait from a dock?

Now is not a good time to judge your bait population. At the end of March, bait your trap overnight (full high/low tide cycle) with shrimp heads. If you do not catch them with that, you need to bait fish somewhere else.
by fishfalcon
June 26th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Recommend rod and reel for pompano fishing on surf and pier
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: Recommend rod and reel for pompano fishing on surf and p

From the shore, 8 foot rod medium to medium light with a 30 series reel. I also recommend going with the 15# to 20# braid over mono.
by fishfalcon
June 26th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Engine repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 1520

Re: Engine repair?

I did not try Porter's, but Shields and Parkway were both well over a month out before I could drop off my boat for repair when I called in May. I suspect it is worse since then. I have learned a few new skills. Good luck.
by fishfalcon
June 11th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Venice La. trip advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1888

Re: Venice La. trip advice

We fish every year in Buras in the spring and do the blast and cast during duck season. I cannot say enough good things about Captain Patrick Dickinson (Dixie Outfitters) 504-329-2224. Fishes out of a 25 foot blackjack. Great boat and great guy. We catch a lot of fish and he is super with kids and n...
by fishfalcon
May 28th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Memorial Day Trip - Making Ontiltttttt's Dreams Come True
Replies: 14
Views: 2474

Re: Memorial Day Trip - Making Ontiltttttt's Dreams Come Tru

Nice report and well done on the fish. We got our 1st tripletail last year and were pretty proud of ourselves. We caught a mixture of fish this weekend, but were unable to call our shots like Ontilt. The only exception being in the 7-year-old who got a new fishing rod and proceeded to wear the grown...
by fishfalcon
May 14th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Shell Point
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Re: Shell Point

There are no fish there ever. Never even heard of a fish being caught there. Seriously, they used to hold kayak fishing classes on the beach at Shell Point and then take the class out to fish the nearby oyster bars. There are fish there. Can be a lot of boat traffic on the weekends so you will want ...
by fishfalcon
April 14th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Favorite Fish to Eat
Replies: 8
Views: 3343

Re: Favorite Fish to Eat

Broiled flounder. Redfish on the halfshell. Any fresh filet soaked in Louisiana hot sauce, rolled in seasoned corn meal, and fried in peanut oil. Hard to guess how many bluegill the current three generations of my family have eaten that way.
by fishfalcon
November 1st, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Freshwater Fishing Reports
Topic: St Marks River
Replies: 12
Views: 5810

Re: St Marks River

Well done!
by fishfalcon
October 14th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Saturday 10/12/19
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

Saturday 10/12/19

The good news is I finally have my boat and new trailer back. The bad news is the wind was really blowing. I fished the end of the morning rise with my buddy and his wife. We were optimistic starting out having heard a few good reports locally. Too rough to effectively fish our first spot. Second sp...
by fishfalcon
October 10th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Well, that sucked.
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

Re: Well, that sucked.

I did not fish this weekend, but the week before I could not stand up in my boat in more than 4 feet of water. This weekend, we were on a pontoon boat on Lake Oconee in the whitecaps and took a beating. East wind is never good, and double digit east winds usually means finding something else to do.
by fishfalcon
October 1st, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: 9/28-29 weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: 9/28-29 weekend

21 ft black and white Nautic Star with a 175 Suzuki 4 stroke.
by fishfalcon
October 1st, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: 9/28-29 weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

9/28-29 weekend

Finally back on the water after a long drawn out boat and trailer repair. I got down to the coast Saturday mid morning to find low tides and a lot more wind than was predicted. I threw the cast net and caught some live baits and then launched the boat around noon. Got out from behind Shell Point and...
by fishfalcon
September 4th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Kayaking
Topic: Good put-in/fishing spots in the Big Bend Area for kayak
Replies: 18
Views: 4910

Re: Good put-in/fishing spots in the Big Bend Area for kayak

You can find redfish along the oyster bars at Shell Point where Captain Mike showed you. It is a very short paddle to begin fishing. If you are new to kayak fishing, I highly recommend a dip net with about a 3 foot handle for managing fish boatside. Lots of fish (like your trout) are lost right at t...
by fishfalcon
July 15th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Sunday 7/14
Replies: 1
Views: 1129

Sunday 7/14

Fished with my BIL from the kayaks on Sunday morning. Bay boat was in the shop and couldn't get the outboard on the jon boat to crank. Ahh the joys of boat ownership.... We paddled out over the oyster bar but there was not much activity so we kept going to a shallow grass flat. Saturday there were a...
by fishfalcon
July 15th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what size reel
Replies: 9
Views: 1581

Re: what size reel

Most of my outfits are equipped with 30 or 3000 series depending on the make. My current favorite is the Diawa BG 30 spooled with 20 lb braid.