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Ft Desoto Sunday August 30th

I am heading down to Ft. Desoto at first light on Sunday August 30th and plan to fish all day.

I am driving down there and won't have a boat. I am planning on taking a 3500 battle combo and 4500 Spinfisher combo to walk around with. Plan on pitching whitebait/pinfish/shrimp and berkley gulp jerkshad and gulp shrimp.

Any spots, tips or pointers you all could provide me would be greatly appreciated.

If anyone will be down there and wants to meet up let me know.

Here is a link to my facebook to prove that I am not a ****.




  • mjrudd1mjrudd1 Posts: 282 Deckhand
    Wading out toward the channel from the very southeast corner of park (enter park, go to dead end & turn left, go to dead end, look right) and all sorts of stuff runs the edge & sit in the holes. Long way to get to chest deep water, then it drops pretty quick. Trout, Spanish, jacks are most prevalent but often some bonnetheads and other big stuff.

    If you go to that same first dead end and then keep making right turns till get past the north beach area and to a picnic area, then wade by going to the right and following the shoreline around 2 corners till all the way to inside, then you can work the mangrove overhangs for reds & snook and the potholes for trout. Very shallow on that first edge but watch out in there, some of those potholes are over 6' deep and on a rising tide, you can get stuck without a way to walk out again. Which is what makes for nice trout hanging out in there. Good luck!
  • shempshemp Posts: 691 Officer
    A lot of good fishing out there. Would suggest low tide for wading the flats...any of the flats. If the tide is up, especially towards first light, could be worth fishing the beach...any part of the beach. Careful of sharks wading, especially if you have a stringer tied on.
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