Thread: Need Info on Kayak Fishing
05-11-2012, 09:57 AM #1
Need Info on Kayak Fishing
I plan to be down in July (not sure of my dates yet) and would like to try my hand at kayak fishing, up to 2-3 miles offshore. I've been that far out, just haven't fished. I'll either be in the Seagrove or Inlet areas. I've heard there is some decent structure not far offshore, especially around inlet.
I know this is a long shot, but does anybody have any near-shore GPS numbers they'd be willing to share? It would be our secret (I wouldn't tell anyone), and it could result in various forms of compensation (cash, beverages, lunch at Shade's, eternal gratitude, etc.). I'd like to catch anything that lives on the bottom/structure and tastes good (trigger, grouper, snaps if they're still in season...).
Private email is available if you'd prefer a little more discretion.
05-11-2012, 11:16 AM #2
LOL - good luck with that one. If you strike out, charter a boat from Grayton Beach and record the sweet posts. Just don't get thrown off or you may become part of the structure.
05-12-2012, 08:17 AM #3
Try emailing Patrick Tarpey who owns Slow and Low Coastal Outfitters. He's really nice...not sure if he is GPS coordinates nice, but it is worth a shot.
Quit whining and RUN!!
05-12-2012, 08:58 AM #5
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While nobody is going to give you GPS#s, I can tell you one obvious structure that holds fish in the summer that few take advantage of. That would be the old pier at Camp Helen. It is not exactly easy to get to in a kayak unless you park at the beachfront condo complex on the east side of Lake Powell, and they have a gate that prevents this. Your best bet is to launch your kayak in Lake Powell on the east end of the HWY 98 bridge (just park in the grass at the bottom of the bridge after you cross the lake going west to east) then paddle to the beach. If the lake is not open to the gulf it is a short portage across the sand to the beach, then the pier is sitting right there. It holds fish. Have fun and post pics.
05-12-2012, 07:45 PM #6
Ask a tackle shop
Hmmm...need fishing info? Hey, I've got an idea. Ask a local tackle shop!
There are a handful of "public" reefs in the waters off Walton County. The others are "private" reefs, usually stuff dropped to the bottom years ago, before it required official permits. It is definitely NOT cool to use a gps device to swipe the charter captain's locations.
Here are two reef coordinates that are in kayak range of the beach. You will most certainly catch fish on these two.
SEAGROVE REEF (near One Seagrove Place) Lat. 3017.447, Long. 8606.497
WALTON #1 REEF (Inlet Beach area) Lat. 3015.052, Long. 8601.605
If you come early in July, you may keep some of the Red Snappers and Groupers. They keep shortening the season so come on down.John Farmer, Yellowfin Ocean Sports
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05-12-2012, 10:13 PM #7
Thank you all for your info, and no I would never boost #s from Mike or any other working capt. When i've gone out with him ive gone way past what i'd be comfortable with in a yak anyway. John, I really appreciate the info, and I'll definitely come see you guys when i'm down (usually come in for pomp rigs).
Again, thanks everyone. This is what I love about this forum. I'll definitely post pics of my catch!
Walton 6/18/2001 frangista beach culverts 316.00 13783.2 47123.0 3019.752 8622.910 52 pieces of concrete culverts, 6x8 & 4x8 ft. 77 6 dgps
walton 6/30/1999 walton hopper barge 473.00 13783.3 47122.4 3019.686 8622.899 steel barge 195'l x 35' w x12'h,with 100 tons steel ballast 77 12 dgps
walton 6/5/1997 seagrove reef 300.00 13934.4 47101.8 3017.447 8606.497 300 tons of concrete culverts, in a 40 ft. By 150 ft. Area 70 both
walton 11/15/1995 walton #1 13973.9 47087.3 3015.052 8601.605 65 concrete pyramids called grouper ghettos, 14 locations 58 6 dgps
05-14-2012, 09:06 AM #9
Awesome! Thanks Kurt. Could you tell me where you got that info? It looks like a web form of some sort.
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