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  • Destin Charts.. reef/ wreck locations.

    Need some info for fishing grounds. Reef wreck numbers. Need something, can't sight fish for rigs as far as I know? Otherwise there will be a bunch of follow the leader. I.e. Mako parade.. he.. he.

    Chris..[8D]
    Ocean Springs, Ms.[br]

  • #2
    Here is some info already posted in another thread, hope it helps

    dave

    This is from www.halfhitch.com. Take note of the numbers posted....

    Bottom Fishing

    Snapper, Grouper and Amberjack will all be active this month. There are several ways to catch them and leading the way is butterfly jigging. There are several keys to being successful butterfly jigging. First of all is having the right size jig for the depth of water. Second is having a high speed high power reel like the Shimano Torsa, Shimano Trinidad or maybe even the Shimano Torium. Then the proper rod like a Shimano Trevella rod which will seem to light at first glance but it is a new breed of material called TC4 which is extremely light weight, powerful and responsive. Lastly it is imperative to use braided line to get the required action. If you are going to give jigging a try come by and let us show you the system. It is a great alternative to bait fishing as it does not require you to buy or catch bait, it allows you to fish more effective and is great fun.

    Some places to try for snapper would be

    Urchin Reef Depth - 52' to 63'

    10 Foot Prefabricated Concrete Towers

    30.21.554N x 86.27.559W

    30.21.617N x 86.27.619W

    30.21.693N x 86.27.696W

    30.21.627N x 86.27.873W

    For Grouper try

    Prewitt Tugboat - 86 ft. Tugboat

    13779.0 x 47011.8 or N 30.03.689 x W 86.18.433

    And for Amberjack try

    Bob Reay Reef - 85 ft. Tugboat Belize Queen - Depth - 113'

    30.08.800N x 86.40.410W

    Trolling

    Kings should be plentiful this whole month, you can either free line live cigar minnows or troll with dead ones using dusters. I would troll a couple lines on the surface and a couple down deep using planners or a downrigger. A couple areas to try are the Broken Bottom 3018.233/8627.233 or Timber Holes 3010.993/8652.096. There should also be some school size dolphin near shore and some bonito to catch also. If you have kids and just need action try trolling a straw rig with spoon along the sand bars for Spanish, ladyfish and hard tails.

    Offshore Fishing

    This looks to be a excellent offshore season already in late April there were repots of lots of Sargasso weed and some dolphin. May is nice because there is plenty of weed lines near shore and you only have to travel 20 to 40 miles for some really good action. The weed lines normally form over the flats 2955.699/8640.732 and move towards the nipple 2951.597/8705.611 and down across the edge 3000.027/8631.687. There will be dolphin, wahoo and marlin well within reach.

    Bay Fishing

    Trout and reds are moving over the flats this month and fishing gets real exciting. You can find fish feeding in water for 6 inches to 3 feet and they will readily take top water plugs. The reds also like gold spoons bounced just off the bottom. Sheepsheads have moved into the bayous and can be found feeding around the bridge pilings of Cinco, Shalimar and Tom’s bayou Bridges.

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    [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

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    • #3
      Heres a question for ya Sailer, what are the depths of water at say

      5 miles offshore, and 10, 15, ect. This will help us plan for time and fuel. Thanks. dave
      [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

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      • #4
        c_e_carter - check out below thread for great links to fishing hotspots:

        http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...?TOPIC_ID=3526

        Dave - you are in 100 - 150' out to 20 - 25 miles. About 30 - 35 miles it starts to drop until you hit the 100' fatham curve which is about 35 miles or so and is the edge of the De Soto Canyon. If you stay within 20 miles, which you can on the public numbers posted it will not be more than 180' deep. Also keep in mind that you can run 25 miles and still only be 5 - 10 off the beach. [8D]
        1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841[br]

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        • #5
          Broken Bottom is 79 to 85 feet deep and is 8 to 10 miles from the sea bouy and 5 or 6 miles off the beach.

          Broken Bottom is a great dive also.

          There is a tug boat - Janet that is another 4 miles or so east of Broken Bottom and a mile or two furhter off shore that is in 94 feet.

          You can catch just about anything in and around these areas. They are just easy to get to so very heavily fished.
          [br]***[br]\'82 Ski Nautique - Lake Martin, AL[br]\'80 236IB - Lake Martin, AL[br]\'03 Pursuit 2670 - Destin, FL

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