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T GREENET GREENE Junior MemberGAPosts: 25 Greenhorn
I recently purchased a piece of land between Overstreet and Mexico Beach to have a place to fish and maybe retire someday.I haved fished out of Mexico Beach good bit and am quiet familar with the gulf there.The question I have is what kind of fishing is there in the river or innercoastal or whatever it is that runs threw Overstreet? It looks like there should be some good fishing in that area but I am not familar with that area.Also is that brackish or freshwater around overstreet ? thanks

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  • Split ShotSplit Shot Senior Member Panama CPosts: 6,193 Admiral
    I haven't fished it much in the last few years but I can tell you I have some of the fondness memories of fishing there and through lake Windico. (Wimico) and on out to the delta areas of the Apalachicola for 30 + yrs. Bass, trout, panfish, reds, flounder and more. The brackish estuaries are tide influenced. I'd love to be able to retire in such an area. Old Dog can also give you lots of info of the area.
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  • tk's joytk's joy Senior Member Canton, GA/Mexico Beach, FLPosts: 2,490 Officer
    I know it's slightly off thread, but I really like making the boat ride from MB over to Applach. every couple of years or so. It's just a nice scenic ride. The wives enjoy it, walk around the town, shop a bit, have a nice lunch looking at the river. Just an enjoyable day. Think I'll do that in a few weeks.
  • Old DogOld Dog Senior Member SE ALPosts: 560 Officer
    It's an easy ride from Overstreet to East Bay, Sandy Creek, Horseshoe, and Wetapo Creeks. All hold trout and reds, and the creeks have been good for me for bream and bass with the fly rod. It's about a 30 minute run from Overstreet east (at about 4200 RPM) to the Gulf County Canal, connecting the ICW to ST Joe Bay. Trout, reds, sheephead, and flounder can be caught in the canal in fall and winter.
    OD
  • T GREENET GREENE Junior Member GAPosts: 25 Greenhorn
    Thanks for the replys.I am looking forward to spending some weekends and vacation time there soon. I still have quiet a few years before I can retire but hope to have everything ready by spring to start using it.
  • BakermanBakerman Senior Member Posts: 1,222 Officer
    I own a money pit in Overstreet. When I lived there I fished the ICW. I could be home and on the water in 30 minutes.

    West is as Old Dog says Wetapo and East Bay. There are some islands at the begining of East bay that were my favorite. We've caught bull reds, trout, and sail cat there. Everybody talkes bad about old slimey but mr sail cat is quite a fighter. I used to hook them in the evenings on top waters. One night I saw something break the surface, I turned and shot my brand new Top Dog, $6, at it. That is when the biggest gar I've ever seen rose to the bait and for a few seconds was on my line..............then it swam off with my lure.

    Half way to PC in east bay is a shell bar that sticks out from Tyndal that always produced trouts and reds. Around that area once I saw two trees crossing the bay. Getting closer I saw that they were deer makeing the mile or so swim to get away from Tyndal hunters. Deer ain't dumb.

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    During scallop season I'd make the 5 mile run to the canal and go out the canal to fish St Joe Bay. Easy run just look out for trees floating in the water. The PSJ boat ramps were always crowded.

    During the winter I'd make the run to the canal and fish it. Seems to be warmer and fish bunch up in there during the cold months.

    Once and a while I'd make the run to White City and Wimico. Seems the bass over there can't get enough shrimp.

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    Bakerman formerly known as Bakerman.
  • tan mantan man Member Mexico Beach & Birmingham, AL from SOWEGAPosts: 89 Deckhand
    Thanks for sharing Bakerman - great advice...
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