From land

I'm looking to take the gf fishing this weekend. The water is crap here in Palm City and Stuart so looking to head north. I'm trying to get her interested in fishing so when I'm done rebuilding my Mako project she'll be game to go with me. Can anyone advise on some spots we might check out from land. For her Bday I got her a nice Connley Spinning Rod with a 4500 Spinfisher for her first setup. So looking for trout, reds, snook, jack and such. Really just want her to get excited.

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  • saltybumsaltybum Posts: 1,579 Captain
    Snook fishing has been very good in the surf from Cape Canaveral to Patrick and I'm sure guys fishing on further south are experiencing the same thing. Finger mullet are in close for easy cast netting. Sometimes very thick, sometimes sparse but I lost a nice one Saturday eve. on a red and white bomber when no bait was to be found. You don't have cast far either as snook can be in very close, like shin deep. 2/0 circle with a single split shot on 40lb floro, 7' rod with 20 braid. Reds, jacks, lady fish, tarpon and sharks always a possibility too.

    AND it's the beach and everybody loves going to the beach and I'm sure the gf won't mind.

    Let us know how it goes.
  • saltybumsaltybum Posts: 1,579 Captain
    Forgot mention...I always do better on the snook when things are little churned up too. Don't let dirty looking water stop you. As long as the grass and seaweed aren't a problem I'm fishing.
  • 2TDave2TDave Posts: 14 Greenhorn
    Thank you sir!
  • saltybumsaltybum Posts: 1,579 Captain
    One more point...sometimes the side-shore current can be pain keeping your bait out there. You can either walk with the current keeping the bait out there or sometimes I just stand in thigh deep and let my mullet troll with the current. If I do walk with it after say a 100 yds or so I'll work back up current slowly wading in knee deep water letting my bait trail 20 or so feet behind me. Can't tell you how many times I've been slammed doing that. Hence why I ALWAYS hook my mullet through the mouth NOT the tail so they swim more naturally.

    I'm going tomorrow morning...early. Will let you know. 29" two days ago. One of the few that have been in the slot. Hearing lots of reports of over slot fish too. The one fat girl was 34+, didn't even measure just got her back in water quickly.
  • Net 30Net 30 Posts: 1,011 Officer
    2TDave wrote: »
    Really just want her to get excited.

    If that's your objective - take her to Nordstroms.....:wink

    Sebastian inlet is always worth a shot and it's a nice ride down A!A.
  • 2TDave2TDave Posts: 14 Greenhorn
    Thanks for the pointers Saltybum!
  • 2TDave2TDave Posts: 14 Greenhorn
    Net 30 wrote: »
    If that's your objective - take her to Nordstroms.....:wink

    Sebastian inlet is always worth a shot and it's a nice ride down A!A.
    Lucky for me she hates shopping as much as I do. :)
  • 2TDave2TDave Posts: 14 Greenhorn
    Saltybum, can you post a pic of the rig you use with the finger mullet?
  • andrewthe1andrewthe1 Posts: 746 Officer
    saltybum wrote: »
    One more point...sometimes the side-shore current can be pain keeping your bait out there. You can either walk with the current keeping the bait out there or sometimes I just stand in thigh deep and let my mullet troll with the current. If I do walk with it after say a 100 yds or so I'll work back up current slowly wading in knee deep water letting my bait trail 20 or so feet behind me. Can't tell you how many times I've been slammed doing that. Hence why I ALWAYS hook my mullet through the mouth NOT the tail so they swim more naturally.

    I'm going tomorrow morning...early. Will let you know. 29" two days ago. One of the few that have been in the slot. Hearing lots of reports of over slot fish too. The one fat girl was 34+, didn't even measure just got her back in water quickly.

    Dang that is cool you get them that shallow, my instinct in the surf is to wade out as far as I can, then cast as far as I can "past the breakers".....thanks for sharing that is awesome, nice work on the light tackle too :hail
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