Newbie Introduction

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Newbie Introduction

Post by Miamijac » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:13 pm

I'm Javier, new to Tallahassee, via Miami; early January. I'm an unpretentious angler just wanting to get out, have some fun, and improve my skills and knowledge with good company. I'm a complete virgin to these waters and hot spots and would love to get out and explore some. I've had my yak for a while and usually hit up (inshore) Key Biscayne, the Keys, and the Everglades. I also like to gear up my cruiser and pedal around town looking for neighborhood lakes and hidden spots. Look forward to meeting up.

Anyone have a trolling motor attached to their yak? Any advice on attaching it to my crate is welcomed.

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Re: Newbie Introduction

Post by Mongo » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:31 pm

Welcome! Suggest that you review the launch locations tab on this site. There is a good variety of fishable water in this area. I'm pretty sure that you will have to register the yak if you equip it with a trolling motor...could be wrong.

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Re: Newbie Introduction

Post by fishinbug » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:46 pm

Bienvenidos, Javier. :D The landscape is different up here. Substitute spartina for mangroves and oysters bars for patch reefs.
"It's not as easy as I make it look."
---thus sayeth the suber

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Re: Newbie Introduction

Post by BigIrish » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:54 pm

Welcome Javier,
Tides are important here, negative tides mean mud, stinking knee deep mud. Read the essentials, we have the same fish, (sans snook) basically the same bait, slightly different presentations. Good Luck.

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Re: Newbie Introduction

Post by Miamijac » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:42 pm

appreciate it.

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Re: Newbie Introduction

Post by thawthorne » Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:54 am

I live in Atlanta, spent 6/14-21 at Alligator Point and wish I'd found this site beforehand - great, great info.

While there I fished my WS Pamlico Angler off of the beach the whole week. Caught a couple small trout, a bunch of cats - one 3-4 lber took a Top Dog, which was kinda fun, some nice black tips, and some Spanish mackerel - including a ~24" one (just add corn meal!).

The high point by far however, was hooking up -albeit briefly - with a 90+lb tarpon. I'd seen them rolling, paddled up ahead of them thinkin' what the heck. Well it took my silver spoon, started ripping my 10 lb test, left a hole in the water you could park a Fiat 500 in as it launched itself 30' off the bow, spit my spoon back at me and landed with a splash I'll never forget.

It was awesome :^).

The only drawback is that after that, it's gonna be real tough getting excited about pulling an 11" trout from the Hooch in the same yak!

Thanks for all the great insight, I'm looking forward to keeping up from afar and I will most definitely be back to hit the park and the bay next time.

Be well.

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Re: Newbie Introduction

Post by BigIrish » Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:10 pm

That is the addiction! :D

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Re: Newbie Introduction

Post by capncrunch » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:52 am

Pedal your cruiser on over to Piney Z for some neighborhood bassin'
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Re: Newbie Introduction

Post by bk » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:33 pm

Welcome aboard
"i said flotation is groovy and easy. Even a jellyfish would agree to that." - jimi

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Re: Newbie Introduction

Post by bigboots » Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:06 pm

Welcome

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