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St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

Posted: May 2nd, 2021, 8:00 pm
by Terrier
Lighthouse flats were alive today - picked up 12 trout, 22" to 17", along with a spanish and a jack. Everything came on the 'Lighthouse clouser' - olive over chart over white with pink fluoro fiber throat. The fish seemed amped up - really fought well. I saw lots of other fish being caught, including a large red on a pinfish.

Re: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

Posted: May 3rd, 2021, 7:48 am
by kenfly
Nice!! The bite is picking up!


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Re: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

Posted: May 3rd, 2021, 12:48 pm
by FishWithChris
Terrier, are you in the kayak when you're whippin?

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Re: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

Posted: May 3rd, 2021, 1:18 pm
by Terrier
Wading the bars whenever possible - I hate fishing out of a kayak but sometimes you have to. It's so much less aggravating wading then being in a kayak.

Re: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

Posted: May 3rd, 2021, 2:46 pm
by eightwt
Your Lighthouse colors seem like a good match for our area. Been using it on darker water/ overcast days and tutti fruitti (chartreuse over pink) in clear water/bright days. Glad you had a good day. I splashed the boat at Carrabelle yesterday and fished some behind Dog Is. and east end of SGI. Lots of ladies but not much else, 1 throwback trout and a jack. Was a nice day for sure.

Re: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

Posted: May 3rd, 2021, 3:19 pm
by FishWithChris
Terrier wrote:Wading the bars whenever possible - I hate fishing out of a kayak but sometimes you have to. It's so much less aggravating wading then being in a kayak.
Gotcha. We saw someone throwing the fly from a kayak on Sunday morning when we rolled out of the lighthouss. It looked exhausting.

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Re: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

Posted: May 3rd, 2021, 5:54 pm
by eightwt
Terrier wrote: May 3rd, 2021, 1:18 pm Wading the bars whenever possible - I hate fishing out of a kayak but sometimes you have to. It's so much less aggravating wading then being in a kayak.
Agree Terrier!! I think the best inshore skiff are my two feet and legs. Unfortunately, too many places ya would sink up to your eyeballs, get eaten by an alligator, or spend all day getting there with no time for fishing. While on foot you can position yourself for best casting. Likewise, boat handling skills are so important to success whether it be a kayak, skiff, or drift boat.

Re: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

Posted: May 3rd, 2021, 8:06 pm
by Terrier
I would hate to have someone listen to me while fishing from a kayak - every other word would be bleeped out. A paddle board would be better for casting since you could stand but the wind effects would be worse.