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Taking a jaunt down to SB this Sunday afternoon and going to try to scare up some live bait and set out a couple lines for King Mackeral a 1/2 mile or so off the beach...anybody game? Call me...
 

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HEy...I'm a newbie too...I'll be there around 2 PM until dusk...my only concern is live bait...I want to drift live bait..I may fish for a couple of croakers to pin onto a King Rig (you can pick up KING MACKERAL rigs at BW, BOATUS for about $2.59 - $2.99 each...I will probably drift along the beach a few hundred yads offshore and drag a flounder rig along the bottom to see what happens...I do need to get/make a gaff and I still need a net...wont use a net on a Cobia or King...leader 'em and gaff'em and schmack'em on the brain housing group I what you do I guess...at least thats what I do in a real boat...and then put'em in my lap...LOL...See ya then...We oughtt ameet up at the Little Island Pier at 2 PM and give each other a hand at portaging down to the water...
 

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Yeah it was a pain in the butt...got there late myself about 2:15 and in line to park...backed up past the condo project for about 15 minutes then in the water about 3PM...was gonna launch by the pier but the life guard had a tizzy...hauled it down to the second LG stand and launched into the surfers...bumpy water...I mean bumpy...alone so I stayed inshore a couple of hundred yards and fished for Blue and Spanish...both busting bait everywhere...never set out the big rod for Kings or Cobes...played in the Blues most of the afternoon fighting the wind...would paddle up towards the pier...Pizzing off the pier rats on the end who thought I was trolling and was gonna snag their lines...I'm not stupid guys...geez stayed 25-50 yards outside your floats...anyway paddled up in front of the pier and drifted back towards the condo...did this a couple of dozen times...caught blues on just about every pass...Huge schools of bait getting hammered...had a pod of about 6-8 dolphins come within 15-20 feet of me...I think they took great joy in sneaking up on my blind side and surfacing/blowing right next to me...I swear I could smell their breath...saw a smallish Bullshark 3-4 feet hammering the bait too, I'm reasonably sure he wasnt alone...all this about 100 yards past the surfers at times...then right before I leave about 200-250 yards out I see this head bobbing on a boogie board as Im making my way back to the pier to set up my last drift...this guy is snoozing and cruising as he put it...drifting northwards prime shark bait...NOT ME...NOT EVER...LOL...as I paddled in the life guards come up adn asked me to go out and ask him if he was alright...I told them of the conversation I had with him and they just kinda shrugged there shoulders...too many beers in him I think...anyway...good day on the water...got my paddle sorted out...feather angle and length...tried out the anchor trolly system front and rear...werked great...anchor didnt hold as well as I would have liked its a 3 lb vs the 1.5, will look at one to the smaller little bitty danforths or another...need a few more accessories before I feel like its right...need a holster of a place for my needle nose pliers, need a paddle keeper installed (got it just need to do it), a wheeled dolly for solo portage, and a fish billy and hand gaff...


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WHAT PART OF PUBLIC ACCESS DON'T WE UNDERSTAND? BUT HEY...DID THE BIG BAD DUDE UP THERE PUT YOU UP TO THIS? DID HE TELL YOU TO COME DOWN AND YELL AT ME? WHY DIDNT HE COME DOWN LOL...YER WEARING A RED SKIN TIGHT LIFEGUARD SUIT...NO PROBLEM...I was a little miffed but hey...it was only another hundred yards carrying a 100lb 16' Kayak...3 rods, takle, camelback, PFD, two snickers marathons bars and an anchor ...but hey whos counting? LOL...naw I didnt give her a hard time...she was just doing her job...I got more grief from the pier rats screaming at me for cruising 75 yards past the end of the pier...I think they were scared I was trolling and would foul thier lines...Rrrrrright...
 
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