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    Hillbilly Fishin #2022 06/04/09 03:17 PM
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    jameso Offline OP
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    I was very excited when I found this forum as we are coming to Florida on June 23rd for about a week of nothing but eat, sleep, and fish. I have been a long time member of the Texas Fishing Forum and have been very grateful for all the input that I have gotten from other anglers there. I am sure this site is no different with the amount of good folks with good advice. So on that note, lemme throw this out. We are staying at Delray beach and have a vehicle that we intend to drive the tires off of catching fish. I was hoping to get a couple of guided trips for an off shore and maybe Okeechobee, but my pockets are not that fat, so will be doin lots of bank and pier fishing. Please feel free to chime in at any time, but what I have been finding is that there is good pier fishing around Lake Worth and Palm Beach on live crab and shrimp. Been doing some research on riggin them, but not still need to read up on keeping them alive too. Would like to try my luck at some of them world famous Florida largemouths too. However, I am open to fishing potholes of theres fish in there. So, bay, lake, off shore, its all open and I would like to take in as much as I could. Any input is welcomed as I will be coming to Florida only with only 'book smarts' if you will, from what I can get off the net, and no real practical application, yet. Again, I thank you for reading this post and look forward to hearing from yall soon.



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    Re: Hillbilly Fishin [Re: jameso] #2148 07/22/09 11:26 AM
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    Unfortunately not much input from this forum, but hopefully I can share enough info here to hopefully help those searching.

    June 24th
    Boynton Inlet, Boynton Beach

    Lots of baitfish caught on sakbiki on the South side of pier. Didnt land anything other than a good time and lots of smiles.
    Folks there are very friendly and you can always find a story around fellow anglers. Did see a couple of nice snook landed on shrimp, largest was ~36".
    Story is that this is thier spawning season, so no keepers. Also saw lots of activity for Sea Perch on shrimp. Guaranteed catch for those slower times.
    Found a place called Boynton Bait Shop right off Federal and Ocean Ave. Not far from the pier. Good folks there too, got just about anything you'll.
    Including grief about buying a Florida fishing license using a Texas drivers license smile. We eventually found that finding bait shops was almost as much fun as finding the priers.
    Again, good folks with good directions. All you gotta do is ask and your sure to get a story and directions.

    June 25th
    Juno Beach Pier, Jupiter
    Not many folks there the day we went, so we had lots of room to roam. Lots of bait fish spotted but were tigh lipped on the sabiki's.
    Might have been due to the weather changing. Had a good hit and lost it. Didnt see many fish landed that day, but again not all that many folks there either.

    June 26th
    Worth Pier, Lake Worth
    Lots of google eye bait fish. Noticed best method for catching them was using a 10oz wieght and a large treble hook and casting into the school to snag one.
    There was some activity on sabiki's with squid as well. Lots of bait all around the pier. Watched a few baracudas hit the deck, with the largest beign ~48".
    Rumour was that there were jacks caught the day before (the ususal story) on squid. Again, good people and good times.
    We even were welcomed among the more seasoned veterans at the end of pier.
    If I recall right they had jus reopened this pier after the last hurricane, so I didnt feel so bad about carving a couple of 'rod holders' in the rails for the next fella.
    You have to pay to park, so dont stick your money in the meter right off if you are fishing the pier.
    They have a fishermans license available at the office for all day at a much better price.

    June 27th
    Lots of rain. Did our souvenir shopping and hit the beach for a few in the afternoon.
    Only fished for a beer buzz that day and limited out smile.

    June 28th
    Lake Okeechobee, Belle Glade
    Gotta stop by Mikes Bait Shop on State Road 715. Good lively shiners and friendly service.
    Gotta watch for the bait shop, its a lil off th road almost behind the house. Once youve got your bait and an ear full of so much advice you'll have to write it down,
    head back out Canal towards Lake Okeechobee.
    After a few questions at the guard station and some sight surveying, we found success under the one lane bridge for some blacks and saw a few good cats landed by the pump station on the rim canal.
    Never did find the lake itself, but did do some four wheeling in the cane fields that was a pretty good time too. Nothing like a good adventure!

    June 29th
    Venture Out Guide Service
    Kevin and Capn Rex
    Boynton Beach - Marina by Two Georges restaurant on the Intercoastal Waterway.
    Kevin was the fella who hooked us up with the Boynton Beach baitshop. We met him the first day we got there while patrolling the docks to see what the catch of day was. Timing is everything!
    He was loading up poles into his truck and was nice enough to give us some good pointers. With all the kindness and direction we decided we could not go wrong chartering this boat.
    Our sixth sense was true and we a great time with a great crew. Limited on kings right outside of the Inlet. Short boat ride equals more fishing time.
    We also tried for some wahoos but had no luck. The guide boat that docks next to them tried for shark and broke line after a 15 min battle.

    June 30th
    Miami International Airport
    Long drive from Delray Beach, but thank goodness it was raining the whole way.
    This way I would be taunted by seeing the ocean and causeways with fish jumping out waving good bye to me in torment.
    Was good to get back home safely to the kids again ansd share lots of stories with them. Of course that only jazzed em up more to go fishing the next weekend, and you know that broke my heart wink.

    Until next time, tight lines!



    My success in life is measured by the number of
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