Hey Guys, I'm new to the forum and was wanting to get some tips for fishing the Banana River in the area from Dragon Point to Pineda. I have a CS J16 and was wondering about snook,reds and tarpon in the fall. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!
Reds... flats with grass and bait nearby. Look for birds to tell you where to start looking... stay quiet and look for tails first thing in the morning. My go to bait to locate a school that is hiding is a chunk of cut ladyfish. If you don't hook up in an hour, move because they are not there.
I don't fish tarpon but I would soak the same chunk of ladyfish or a big crab in the channel around the bridge and see what shows up to play. Good luck.
PS; use a stiff rod and a large reel with the drag locked down.. pull the fish out from the under the dock with the trolling motor. Its a blast.
if any of you are in the area let me know.
In the deep canals find trout and black drum.