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New Guy!

Post by Gshankuf » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:03 pm

Hello,
I just moved to Bradenton for work and hope to be engaging more on this forum as I get moved in and situated. I am from Jacksonville, Fl. Not too far North but very different fishing. I have been google earthing the area to death and would love some advice on fly fishing the area. I plan to search fish with the spinning gear for a while, but would love to catch my first snook on fly soon. Hope to post catches soon and thanks for any info you can share. Kayak and wade fishing primarily.

Thanks again,
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Re: New Guy!

Post by rugrat181 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:17 pm

The video played just fine. Enjoyed your day on the water. Welcome...

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Post by Rik » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:41 pm

Welcome!

Here's a good place to start. On Manatee Ave just east of the bridge over the intercoastal, there is a small bridge. On the north east side of that there is a kayak launch. Go north into Perico Bayou (gets skinny in winter lows) or south into Palma Sola Bay.
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Post by Gshankuf » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:57 am

Thanks for the info and Happy New Year! I hope to see some of you on the water soon.
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Post by DoubleM » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:52 am

Nice video. Keep us posted on your ventures. I have best results fly fishing at night opposed to day time missions, shouldn't be hard for you to get that first snook off a dock light. Good luck.
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Post by Gshankuf » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:04 pm

That is a good idea about the dock lights.
Thanks again
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Re: New Guy!

Post by wilfish » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:23 pm

I always wanted to check out J-ville area . Was that north of Jacksonville near the the port? By the way nice fishing on the fly. What type of fly were you using there?
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Re: New Guy!

Post by MikeM » Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:31 pm

Hope you have had some time on the water by now.
I will add Robinson Preserve as a good choice for the winter months. It is located north on 75th St off Manatee ave. Turn left at 17th ave. and follow to the end. You will see entrance to park. Nice launch site just behind 'cracker house' visitor center. Google Earth the area. You have good fishing in the preserve and paddle access to Manatee River at the north end, Perico and Palma Sola to the south.

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Re: New Guy!

Post by NarcSgt » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:15 pm

Welcome to the area.......

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