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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:22 pm 
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I brought my kayak out of retirement today and took it out in the ocean for the first time. It was insane! I hooked into a giant tarpon, but it spit the hook. I only fished for a couple of hours, due to time constraints, but would like to do this on the regular.

Any of you interested in trolling for kings and targeting tarpon on the pods?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:53 pm 
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In a word...yes

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:43 am 
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Where are you launching from? I launch at Huguenot Beach.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:10 am 
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I launch at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, which is convenient for two reasons. I live close by, and the red tops is a great place to king fish. I'm home all next week, and it looks like I'm about to upgrade from a redo to a PA 12, so I'll be ready to get on it!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:12 am 
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Ill be up at Huguenot all weekend.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:35 pm 
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Sua Sponte, i was thinking of fishing around hugenot this weekend to, do you fish in the lake area or go out offshore?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:52 am 
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3wt wrote:
Sua Sponte, i was thinking of fishing around hugenot this weekend to, do you fish in the lake area or go out offshore?


I fish both, always the ocean if conditions are favorable. The lagoon has skunked me more times than not.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:51 pm 
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SuaSponte wrote:
Ill be up at Huguenot all weekend.

How’d you do?

Do you get any Kings and tarpon up there?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:18 pm 
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How deep is "the Lake" at Huguenot, pls?
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Does it stay constant or is it tidal?

I need about 2'; haven't been out there in "x" years, pre-kayak days/daze, and don't remember anything
except the hang gliders or kiters.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:52 pm 
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TaipanDuKayak wrote:
How deep is "the Lake" at Huguenot, pls?
and-
Does it stay constant or is it tidal?

I need about 2'; haven't been out there in "x" years, pre-kayak days/daze, and don't remember anything
except the hang gliders or kiters.

thanks.


very tidal. At low tide there are just small channels left. A few years back it was my favorite place to flounder fish. I've been back several times in the last year and can hardly get a bite. I'm very interested in getting offshore a little ways with favorable conditions. If anybody wants to get after it let me know.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:59 pm 
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JT:

Thanks much.

The lake/lagoon is that Tidal that it drains out that much?
Oh, nuts. I assumed it was always full to some extent.

One of my motives was to take my soon-to-be visiting daughter, 16, up there and try to teach her to sail a Hobie PA-14.
I have two of their sailing kits.
Ok, they're slow as a dead lead sled, but figured that the lake or lagoon was the perfect ticket as she's squeamish
... that it was deeper, as I remember it full of windsurfers and kiters.
Now I'm thinking that "they were nuts", and were risking a face-plant.

Oh well, so much for that idea. Thanks for saving me a trip.
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