Gulf Coast - Changing tatics... can't power boat fish
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08-31-2006, 10:13 PM
Well, I can't bring my shamrock down to fish this weekend.... however I am determined to fish. I am staying on the east end of dauphin island AL on the beach and I am bringing my sit on top kayak. Anyone else done any fishing out of a kayak? I was thinking of flounder fising between pelican island and dauphin island... any thoughts on tatics... live bait will be out of the question as I do not have a live well on the kayak....yet :) . I also thought of paddling to pelican/sand island to wade and fish in the surf... any thoughts on that method... As always, thanks again for the tips.
09-01-2006, 09:38 AM
I have caught sharks off the beach in Destin. I used my kayak to set the baits out in between the 1st and 2nd sandbar.
I was using penn 4/0 with ladyfish as bait that I caught in the surf at first light with my spinning rod. I only do this at night as the inlanders get pretty freaked out at the sight of a shark. the biggest one I caught was about 60 lbs.
the best thing i heard after i caught that shark was " I did not realize there were sharks in the gulf"-I think she was from Ohio.
09-01-2006, 09:50 AM
Sand Island is great for wade fishing on both the bay and gulf side. Just look for the holes. You should be ok casting artificials, that's the way the "old-schoolers" have been doing it for years. I would use cocahoes, or mirro-lures, or maybe a DOA shrimp under a popping cork. Also try the jetties south of Ft. Gaines.
09-01-2006, 09:54 AM
BTW----Love that Shammy!!!!