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    New To Saltwater Fishing #1332 07/02/08 02:41 PM
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    Hi Everyone...

    I have been fishing freshwater all of my life but never really fished saltwater except a couple of times a buddy and I fished for saltwater cat for the sport of it. For the past couple of years I have been wanting to learn more and more about saltwater fishing but have no idea where to start. All of my friends are freshwater fishermen.

    I sold my boat a year ago and hated doing so ever after! I am now in the market for another but but in the mean time I will get to the subject at hand.

    I live in Dothan Alabama. Thats about a 100 files from Panama City and Destin. This Thanksgiving we will be spending the holiday in Destin and I would really like to get in some fishing while there. I would also like to get down ot P.C. within the next couple of months if time permits. Now for the question... and before I ask it, I know how broad this can be BUT... here goes.

    Not having a boat yet, could you guys get me started out on some locations in the P.C. and Destin are to start fishing from the bank (freshwater terminology :-) ). Locations like the piers, beach areas etc. Also, how to go about it. As I stated, the type of fishing (right now) is unimportant to me as I am just getting started at saltwater. Please do not assume anything in your advice... anyones advice can't be to simple. I just apreciate anyones help in getting started out.

    As I said, I have been bass fishing many years but saltwater is complete new animal to me. The only think I am certain of is that many saltwater fish vs. freshwater fish have TEETH!! LOL

    The tackle that I have is anywhere from ultra light to bass fishing gear (flipping sticks etc.) I do have some HEAVY reals and Rods for catfishing. All lures etc. are for bass and panfish. So in saying that, anyone giving advice on lure selection, please give a good description such as name of lure manufacture etc. That way I can research what I should be looking for on Bass Pro Shops site.

    Again... I will be in Destin during Thanksgiving so if anyone can, please give advice on this time of the season as well.

    Thanks in advance for everyones help. I really apreciate it!!

    Re: New To Saltwater Fishing [Re: ajsavelle] #1358 07/21/08 03:23 AM
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    A good lure for that area is the Zara Spook or Zara Puppy. It is a topwater lue.
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    Re: New To Saltwater Fishing [Re: ajsavelle] #1362 07/21/08 04:31 PM
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    i am a die hard bass fisher,but am lucky enough to live near the coast so i do both.most of your bass tackle can be used for inshore salt water.i use my flipping sticks for most things,snook,reds,etc.if your after trout,a light spinning outfit is all u need.i use braided line w/florocarbon leader(20lb)usually,or larger if around rocks,docks or other structure.soft jerk baits like zoom flukes catch anything that swims in sw.rig on a 1/8 or 1/4 jigheads or texas rig as u would bassin.look for a mirr-o-lure mirrodine hard bait.it looks like a sardine and catches anything that swims inshore.also gold spoons are killer for reds.X-periment w/ your bass lures.youll be suprised

    Re: New To Saltwater Fishing [Re: bassman2] #1384 08/01/08 07:02 PM
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    Hi friend I felt your topic very interesting. You told that you had done saltwater fishing a couple of times with your buddy. why don't take help from that person to learn saltwater fishing? It is just a suggestion and hope you will think of it.

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    Re: New To Saltwater Fishing [Re: Dana] #1412 08/29/08 05:59 PM
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    I'm in the same boat. The fun is in learning, and that never stops. Have some fun.

    Re: New To Saltwater Fishing [Re: emptynet1] #1467 09/13/08 10:33 AM
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    Redfish Riviera reccommends trying out Redfishing very similar to Bass fishing-redfishing has spawned into a sportsman's must do. Let us know if you need assistance with redfishing. Inshore would definently be the first place to start, for offshore you will need different tackle, rods, etc.

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