Canoe camping/fishing/birding trip at Dallus Creek, any advice?

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  • Salty Dawg44Salty Dawg44 Homosassa, FLPosts: 1,068 Officer
    edited February 19 #32
    Those Fiddler Crabs are excellent bait for Redfish. I used to live on a "walkable" marsh in South Carolina that was loaded with Fiddlers. The tide range was 7', and when it flooded the marsh the Redfish would leave the creeks and come up on the marsh to feed. In a foot of water it was easy to spot them tailing. With their head down they could suck the crabs out of their hole. They stayed right at the entrance. As soon as the tide changed, the fish were GONE! You could see their V wakes heading back to the creek. The fiddlers were easy to get for bait. I had a few stainless steel dog bowls that I would put in depressions that I dug so the rim was flush with the mud. They would just fall in and not be able to climb up the smooth sides to get back out.

    I had a German Shepherd that thought he could charge out and grab tailing fish. He never did, but never gave up trying.



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  • 4WARD4WARD Cross Creek,FLPosts: 1,469 Officer
    Looks like you guys had fun. Good stuff. thanks for taking the time to follow up.
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  • SlackerSlacker Posts: 1,571 Captain
    great pics and ya'll made memories that will last a lifetime

    Well done!
  • jadman69jadman69 Posts: 135 Deckhand
    Great post and read.  Looks like you guys had a great time.  Catching fish is always an added bonus but not a must when you are enjoying the time with your significant other.  Great pictures!

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