Moved to St. Pete

DomDom Posts: 32 Greenhorn
Well, 

I recently moved from Pompano to St. Pete, and I must say the fishing is MUCH different. I'm a long way away from watching John McKroid hoist a 70lb wahoo out of a kayak, but learning the inshore game. 

Launched under the Tom Stewart Causeway in Madeira Beach just after sunrise. Pitched live shrimp under the bridge for sheepshead with moderate success. Worked the flats north of Bay Pines and got slammed by a 32" snook that took me right into the mangroves. After that, trolled around looking for solid places to throw my crab traps. All in all, pretty good day. I hope my friends back in Pompano are keeping the lines tight!

-Dom


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  • John McKroidJohn McKroid Posts: 1,583 Captain
    Dominick,

    LOL -- Good post !  Glad to see you continue activity with your kayak -- Nice Snook !  You will be missed on the East coast.  Your are the kayak-er that taught me how to fish off the beach without having to pay to park.  I still use that spot, once in a while.  That was a funny trip we did when I tried to anchor on the Guy Harvey in strong current -- too bad there were no fish.    We never did one of those snapper trips that you are good at.  I hope your move was onto bigger and better things.  St. Pete is reportedly nice.  Anticipating more posts as you continue to learn your new fishery.  We will do our best to keep the lines tight  -- weather permitting.

    Best Regards.
  • jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,267 Moderator
    Yes indeed, keep the fishing reports coming!
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  • fordmag84fordmag84 Bradenton, Fl Posts: 89 Greenhorn
    I have never fished up in St Pete, but I am moderately good on the flats here in Bradenton. Maybe one of these days I'll get up there or you'll get down here. I can show you what I know about fishing this coast. Do you ever use artificial, or just live? 
  • DomDom Posts: 32 Greenhorn
    edited March 12 #5
    Mostly artificial on the flats. Caught the snook on a Rapala twitching mullet (black and gold) with a moderate twitch twitch reel cadence on the retrieve. I've also had success with redfish on Yo Zuri 3D inshore minnow (finger mullet) and old school popping cork with a live shrimp. Thats about my extent of inshore knowledge. Those options have been productive, so I haven't left the comfort zone of lures. If you have any knowledge, I am always down to learn. 
  • SpineymanSpineyman Posts: 7,719 Admiral
    Stick to what you know and try a few different things each time. Locating the fish is most of the puzzle.
    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!
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  • fordmag84fordmag84 Bradenton, Fl Posts: 89 Greenhorn
    edited March 13 #7
    Dom said:
    Mostly artificial on the flats. Caught the snook on a Rapala twitching mullet (black and gold) with a moderate twitch twitch reel cadence on the retrieve. I've also had success with redfish on Yo Zuri 3D inshore minnow (finger mullet) and old school popping cork with a live shrimp. Thats about my extent of inshore knowledge. Those options have been productive, so I haven't left the comfort zone of lures. If you have any knowledge, I am always down to learn. 
    I fish mostly soft plastic with with a jig head or rigged weedless, depending on depth. Either paddle tails or jerk bait profiles are good. A color called Houdini has be very good for me lately, brand wise zman and slayer inc have been good. 
  • cprcpr Posts: 9,292 Admiral
    Nice snook!
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