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hey folks, i'm going to be heading out to try and get one of those early beach kings later this week and was hoping to see if anyone knows of any good launching areas in the st pete beach area and north up to indian shores i have to trailer out my yak, so i did some driving around and found only a few spots to park but got to roll the yak out on the cart to the sands. not many places to park a car with trailer beach side save for the boat launch near park blvd, or up near bay pines, but I'd rather not do the latter, as yakking out of john's pass is dangerous with all the tourists and yahoo boat traffic. i'd really like to target a little north of reddington up into indian rocks. that hard bottom really attracts the kings. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance!
I haven't posted in a while but I've been having some luck at pass-a-grille beach in St Petersburg. This is the report from my latest trip. Location: Pass-A-Grille Beach (St. Pete) Time: 5:45am – 6:30am Target: Snook Catch: Redfish(1), Ladyfish Tide: Outgoing Lures: Red and White Clouser Minnow (fly) Action: No snook this trip but there were plenty swimming around. This trip I used a clouser minnow (fly with lead eyes to get it down in the water column) to increase my chances of hooking up with a snook by getting below the ladyfish that were hanging out higher in the water column. I am new to fly fishing but I think beach fishing is a great way to get acquainted with saltwater fly fishing. I know there are fish around and I don’t have to make a 100 ft cast and land the fly perfectly on the fish’s nose. I would cast up tide and let the fly come drift back to where the fish were hanging out. As the fly drifted with the tide I kept the line tight and gave a short sharp strip every so often to make the fly hop. After some hook ups with ladyfish I was able to hook up with a smaller redfish ( first on a fly ).This is the second redfish I’ve landed at this spot. Its good to know that reds are around and they seem to be a little less snooty about taking an artificial lure. On a previous trip I caught a redfish on a D.O.A 3” shad tail in glow with a white ¼ oz jig head. The action at st pete beach has been pretty good especially pre-dawn around the tide changes. If you are looking for some snook before they head off the beach i recommend checking out this area. If you want to see posts from my previous outings please check out my blog at www.linesidelogic.com