UK visitors August, Anna-maria two weeks, help plz
Coming over to Anna Maria with family August for two weeks after two weeks in Marathon and Key Largo. Working and saving like mad for this holiday of a lifetime so would v much appreciate you fellas helping out a Brit. Searched all the possible forums I can find and had a great time reading and re reading them. Main concern will how the heat will affect the fishing? Early and late seems to be the key ( no pun intended). Have a dock 75th st holmes beach what can I hope to catch? Stayed 2013 and 2014 april time. Caught macks few jacks and ladyfish off the piers.Pins catfish and a small red from dock. Good fun but wold like something a bit bigger. Seems snook on beaches at first light is the way to go but don't think live shrimp will be available at that time so DOA shrimp lures or lives will be the order of the day. No cast net so presume Sabikis on pier at dawn will be ok for lives?
Kids happy for pins small snapper etc but teenage son and I after slightly better fish. Any small sharks ie bonnets snook macks and jacks etc? Cudas also on list. May bring a couple of11ft pike rods and a sea rod for the bigger stuff. Prob buy a couple of spinning rods from BassPro and leave behind like we usually do. Assuming 10lb test for smaller stuff, 30-lb braid and 25lb flouro for medium stuff and maybe 40lb and wire for heavy stuff. Going out a couple of times inshore. Assume live shrimp live pins squid etc for bait plus all the usual lures will work. planning on dropping a live bait in the canal late eve into dark for bonnets or any other large predators that may be lurking. Also what else is lurking under the pier usually go to City pier for the crack too. Any flounder, would love a big on of those Usual load of questions but will post a detailed report after hols. You guys don't know how lucky you are living here.... try fishing off the beaches in East Anglia. Nothing by comparison. Love your country 6th visit. Many thanks
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