Land fishing and crabbing in st marks

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Jbare92
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Land fishing and crabbing in st marks

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I posted this in surf fishing but I feel like there is more traffic here.

Hello everyone. We just moved to Woodville and I want to get started fishing and crabbing! I grew up fishing redfish, speckle trout, black drum, and croaker in rockerfella refuge out in Louisiana. I also did a lot of crabbing in that area. I don't have a boat and won't be able to get one for a while.

We want to hit.up St. marks first then work our way to alligator point and bald park in the future. Where have you had luck bringing in the crabs and redfish in st marks? I've been there one time, we caught some crabs off an old boat dock and some family members fished off the corner of a walkway out in the water. I'm scoping it out on Google Earth so I can use coordinates if necessary.

I really want to make sure we don't fish/crab in any unauthorized areas.

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Simple spot to start is to park at the lighthouse boat ramp and then walk out on the oyster bar that sticks out from tha canal where boats go out. Friends have caught a lot of fish from the deep hole just beyond the tip of the bar. Go at low tide the first time so you can see what's there. After that you can wade out, being mindful of the sharp oyster shells
Good luck!
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geofish wrote:Simple spot to start is to park at the lighthouse boat ramp and then walk out on the oyster bar that sticks out from tha canal where boats go out. Friends have caught a lot of fish from the deep hole just beyond the tip of the bar. Go at low tide the first time so you can see what's there. After that you can wade out, being mindful of the sharp oyster shells
Good luck!
George

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Im on maps and I think I see the oyster bar. It's where the boats exit at the end of lighthouse levee trail, and there is a picnic pavilion correct?

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Red Beard wrote:Hickory Mound


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Is that in Big Bend Wildlife Management Area?

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Yes to the lighthouse question

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Red Beard wrote: October 23rd, 2021, 11:27 am Hickory Mound


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Great suggestion. There were multiple people crabbing the two or three times I've been out there not that it's easy to get out there!

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Red Beard wrote: October 23rd, 2021, 11:27 am Hickory Mound


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