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May 2018 Alligator point/harbor fishing
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Author:  Moyaker74 [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:59 pm ]
Post subject:  May 2018 Alligator point/harbor fishing

Is there anyone local(s) that would be willing to show a couple of Midwest guys where to catch some redfish in the area? We are planning on fishing with strike king redfish magic and spoons around oyster beds and the flats in the bay/ harbor. We were wondering if anyone could give us some tips or advice on where to go and what the best colors to use. We are going to be there the second weekend in May. Thanks for any and all suggestions and help.

Author:  islandspeed2001 [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: May 2018 Alligator point/harbor fishing

Assume you are talking about Alligator Point over on the Gulf Coast. Great place to fish for reds. It's been several years since I have fished over there.

Author:  Moyaker74 [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: May 2018 Alligator point/harbor fishing

Yes we will be staying near Bald Point State Park.

Author:  SRAces [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:11 am ]
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The area off Bald Point can get busy but you do have the one creek just inside the bay not far from the park on the same side. You can launch from Sun N Sand Blvd on Alligator Drive and fish the back of the bay water levels permitting. Leonard's Landing on Hwy 98 right down the road (where Hwy 98 turns west - sandy beach launch) is also a good kayak launch. Go west and work the big grass bed right before you get to the dock on the north side.

You also have Levy Bay Road and Bottoms Road launches in Dickerson Bay just over the bridge in Panacea. Have fun!

Author:  Moyaker74 [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: May 2018 Alligator point/harbor fishing

Steve, thanks so much for the launch locations! Any advice on lures and colors that will work well in those areas? Any lures work better than others? There's not much salt water here in the middle of the country. We are just trying to insure we can have a better chance at actually catching some fish rather than just casting all day in unproductive presentations. Thanks again for your help!

Author:  SRAces [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: May 2018 Alligator point/harbor fishing

Moyaker74 wrote:
Steve, thanks so much for the launch locations! Any advice on lures and colors that will work well in those areas? Any lures work better than others? There's not much salt water here in the middle of the country. We are just trying to insure we can have a better chance at actually catching some fish rather than just casting all day in unproductive presentations. Thanks again for your help!


Right now top water isn't working well. We had a few follows and blow ups this past weekend, but caught all our fish on suspending jerk/twitch baits and soft plastic paddle tails on jigheads. The water temps are still around 62 degrees. I have never fished out of Bald Point. Fished Leonard's Landing, Levy Bay and Bottoms Road quite a lot. In the Gulf every weekend. ;) We caught 1 snook, 20 reds and 30 trout this past Saturday between two of us. 5 of the reds landed were over 25 inches. But we were in creek mouths and in the creeks. The fish moved back in out off the flats with the temperature cooling back off due to these cold fronts that keep sweeping down.

We fish 100% artificial. The 2 primary lures I fish with are the Unfair Lures Rip-N-Slash 90mm Slow Suspend lure in a black/gold color and the Unfair Lures Smackpaddle soft plastics in a chartreuse color on a red or chartreuse jighead. Also, pick up a bottle of Pro-Cure gel in the Shrimp scent. Putting a little on the lures increases your chances of a hookup and helps mask your scent as well.

Since you are visiting in May, you should not have an issue with water temps and the fish will be most everywhere.

Author:  Moyaker74 [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: May 2018 Alligator point/harbor fishing

Steve, THANK YOU! I will get those lures ordered! Can't wait to get hooked up with my first redfish. !! I have fished Carabelle before but with no luck on reds. However, I did catch some small trout. I have to admit I really didn't know what I was doing either. Hopefully this trip will be successful!!! Thanks again for all of your advice and suggestions! I greatly appreciate it!!

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