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  • Who's going Off Shore in Destin??

    Guys, I have never really been off-shore fishing before, the closest I went to going was on a charter boat trolling for King Marcel. I have no idea really what to use for bait or any of that. I am wanting to go out and catch Dolphin, AJs, Grouper, Cobia, or Yellowfin if possible and have a good time. If anyone has any advice or wants to try and get up and go let me know! Not really sure if there is going to be 4 to my crew or 8. If I have room you are more than welcome, we will see as time gets closer.
    Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

  • #2
    I'm sure we will be fishing if the weather is nice. Over the last few years we have boated a mice cow dolphin, cobia, snapper, and a couple descent gags. Chucks crew seems to be the king mac daddies. One day I will be heading to the secret tug boat to chase AJs and wahoo. That hasn't panned out the last few years, but I'm keepin the faith.

    Honestly, I don't believe the fishing off Florida is near as good as Alabama/mihippi, but technique has alot to do with it. But, the wAter is so pretty and the run to good water is so short, you can't help but enjoy it, fish or no fish.
    Artie Sutherland[br]Rude Attitude -\'76 Mako 25 CC. - SOLD[br]1976 Mako 21[br]2002 Yellowfin 31 - 300 hp Suzukis[br]Gulf Coast, Mississippi[br]

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    • #3
      We plan to go out weather permitting. Granted, we had a "little help" last year and plan for this year to be without "guidance". Perhaps you can sneak over to Chucks boat in the wee hours in the morning and grab some GPS numbers [:0][]

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by Seaplane1978


        We plan to go out weather permitting. Granted, we had a "little help" last year and plan for this year to be without "guidance". Perhaps you can sneak over to Chucks boat in the wee hours in the morning and grab some GPS numbers [:0][]



        THE numbers for snapper are probably still in Locos unit, can pick them out by the date. I think Tim wants to go deeper?
        David, New Kent, Va[br]



        [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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        • #5
          Depending on crew I hope to get offshore Friday. King fishing is easy, can be done near shore if weather is bad, and if crew isn't used to that type of fishing it is fun. We have fished from 2-10 miles out and caught plenty of king and bonita - largest king I think was ~15lbs 2 years ago. Nothing big, but a good time and constant bite. 3 years ago we ran to the edge ~30 miles (I think Steve can confirm) and we caught nice snapper, grouper, and undersized AJ's. Honestly even undersized AJ's kicked our azz in 300'+ with our gear[B)], but it was fun. I agree with Artie the water is much prettier over there, but fishing isn't as good/easy as it is in our own back yard - I still wouldn't consider change of location. I am going to do homework and see if Oriskany is closer to Destin or Dauphin Island b/c I really want to go there. I just want to see that big SOB on a bottom machine[].
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          \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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          • #6
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            ee if Oriskany is closer to Destin or Dauphin Island



            I could be wrong but I thought she was due South of Pensacola pass?

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            • #7
              Correct.
              ..........
              \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
              \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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              • #8
                The Oriskany is 37 miles from Destin Pass, approximately 26 miles from Pensacola Pass, and 64 miles from East end of Dauphin Island.
                Current - 1987 Pursuit 2600, Twin 200 Evinrudes; 1997 Hydraskiff, 175 Evinrude[br]Former - 1983 Mako 254[br]Mobile, AL

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                • #9
                  Thanks George...homework complete []. Oriskany looking very possible for Destin [8D].
                  \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
                  \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by ChuckB


                    I am going to do homework and see if Oriskany is closer to Destin or Dauphin Island b/c I really want to go there. I just want to see that big SOB on a bottom machine[].



                    Put me and Lauren on your boat and we'll go underwater and take a picture for you and hopefully shoot some grouper while we're down there.[]
                    1985 Mako 21B w/ 2013 Yamaha F300[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42046 [br]1967 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]1971 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]Richmond Hill,GA[br]

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                    • #11
                      I know my boat came out of Mexico City Beach florida 30+/- mins from panama city and that sucker is loaded with cordinces... but I dont know what the hell im doing pretty much, but If i remember right they were some pretty good runs on there, Ill have to check them out and see where they go.
                      Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

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                      • #12
                        Every time I've been past the Oriskany it is covered up with boats and divers. It is a interesting look on the bottom machine though.

                        If we can make the gathering we'll take the Pursuit offshore for sure.

                        Lately our summers have been defined by baseball schedules so we'll see.
                        [br]***[br]\'82 Ski Nautique - Lake Martin, AL[br]\'80 236IB - Lake Martin, AL[br]\'03 Pursuit 2670 - Destin, FL

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                        • #13
                          If i make it to the gathering this year. I will fo' sho be offshore. Stroken how far you wanting to run?? You wanting to bottom fish or troll??? I might buddy boat out with depending where your wanting to go...
                          80\' 236 IB[br]Douglasville, Ga/Destin, FL[br]\"Yes I am a pirate 200yrs too late\"[br]North,East & West are directions SOUTH is a place![br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=29651[br]

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                          • #14
                            quote:


                            Originally posted by JPAGE


                            If i make it to the gathering this year. I will fo' sho be offshore. Stroken how far you wanting to run?? You wanting to bottom fish or troll??? I might buddy boat out with depending where your wanting to go...



                            Honestly, I have no clue. All I do is run around here to catch Specks and Redfish cause thats what I was brought up doing on a Mako19 that we never knew if the engine would start or not when we were ready to come on in[].. I can remember being scared as hell thinking we were going to live like cave men on Cat Island cause the damn thing just wouldnt start. If I can run out 10-30 miles I will be fine, Dont want to go too far out there. But I just want to catch some decent fish.
                            Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

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                            • #15
                              When it gets closer we can talk it isn't that hard to catch the bottom stuff most of the time as long as you can read a gps/fishfinder. I can help you out. Heck as long as i make which i plan on as long as my wife is fine ( she will be 8 months pregnant by then) you could go out with me and i could show you or visa versa. Just as a personal preference I LOVE to vertical jig when bottom fishing. As for decent fish you can catch king mackerel 200yds off the beach

                              We caught this king maybe 2 miles offshore:



                              We caught all this (plus ALOT more we threw back) off a reef 17miles offshore:



                              What kind of GPS do you have?? You said it came full of numbers. Where do they show? outside of Destin?
                              80\' 236 IB[br]Douglasville, Ga/Destin, FL[br]\"Yes I am a pirate 200yrs too late\"[br]North,East & West are directions SOUTH is a place![br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=29651[br]

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