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!!