Wakulla Beach tides

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Wakulla Beach tides

Post by Olebiker » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:41 pm

This may seem a rather simple question, but I am a Kentucky boy and have never had to deal with tides when fishing.

It has been about five years since I have done any kayak fishing and have a question about Wakulla Beach. The only time I ever put in there I came back in at low tide and, to say the least, it was a struggle. I nearly left my boots in the mud (it was early Spring) and was exhausted by the time I finally got back on land.

For those of you who fish the area a lot, how do you handle the tides there? Do you time your trips to avoid low tides or do you just not have the same kind of trouble I experienced?
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Re: Wakulla Beach tides

Post by jsuber » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:28 am

I am an old Kentucky boy, and i read the tide chart on the front page of fcka.net and then decide when i am going fishing. Some tides fall lower than others. There are days when the tides barely change. So just pick your days and your spots. If it drops a lot, fish in one of the many any other locations we have listed...also on the front page.

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Post by capncrunch » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:10 am

Your not going to catch many green trout down there Durbin. My advice to you is to fish incoming tides until you get the feel of an area.
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Re: Wakulla Beach tides

Post by Olebiker » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:15 pm

I tried kayak fishing about five years ago but didn't really have time to get comfortable with it. I sold the Heritage Redfish when I got my bass boat. I am retired now and have time to expand my fishing horizons a bit. I bought a Native Ultimate about eight months ago and love the layout but the lack of a self bailing cockpit kept me in fresh water.

I went in Kevin's yesterday and looked at a Native Slayer which is a similar layout but in a regular sit on top configuration. I went to look at it again this morning and they had it 30% off. It followed me home. I'll install an anchor trolley tomorrow and take to the salt water Monday if the weather cooperates.
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