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Port of the Islands?

Have some family members that will be staying in a home there next week. Was thinking about driving down for a few days with the kids and fish around.

Channel out of there seems VERY looong, is it all idle speed?

Just looking for some general info on how shallow it is, bait availability, what to expect this time of year,etc.
I have a 14 ft Carolina Skiff that runs fairly skinny when not weighted down with out of town family members.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Oh yeah - how are the mosquitos???


  • Mister-JrMister-Jr Posts: 28,084 AG
    The marked channel is idle speed all the way until you pass the S curve and I think the canal is 5' to 10' all the way out, maybe a little less in a few places. Shrimp, live and frozen, is available at the marina and fishing for mangrove snapper, redfish, trout, and snook are all good early and late and the mosquitos can be bad when the fishing is good.

    I'd go just to see it. Good luck.
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  • 10kman10kman Posts: 835 Officer
    The trip out can be quicker if you leave by 6:30 am,but on the way back need to adhere
    to minimum wake.
  • FullySpooled34FullySpooled34 Posts: 5 Greenhorn
    it will take you about 45 minutes or so to idle down the Channel. I work out of the port and the mosquitos have been crazy bad so bring alot of bug spray. the bait has been hard to come but there has been mullet around the oyster bars. its been tough fishing in the inside bays due to the fresh water but there is snook around. Work around the outside points with a good moving tide.
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