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phoneman Offline
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Posted: April 24 2006,07:08

Well, after all the questions of what to buy and how to rigg, I bought my used Drifter and Getto Rack for my car and went to the water Sat. for my first real day of fishing. I went to an area off of Southern Blvd in WPB. There is a little beach right by Trump's Home to put in. I thought I would check out the islands around this area and try my luck. I HAVE ALOT TO LEARN!! My first cast landed in the trees, I had to paddle up to the tree, get out and save my lure. Thank god I have a SOP (as long as the bottom is soft) The island didn't give me much so I moved over to some other mangroves in a shallow spot. (Big TIP for newbies, learn the tidal flows of where you intend to go, I paddled against the current all day!! The flats I paddled to had mullet almost jumping into my yak, but I couldn't get any to bite. So I tried a couple different places an old boat dock, under the bridge, in a small channel. NOTHING!! I did manage to lose two lures and my hook remover. Note: if it don't float, LOCK IT DOWN!! of course the weather cleared when I decided to go home (LOL). So no fish for me, BUT!! I got to see first hand some of God's best work. I really see why yakkers love this sport. The Osprey at work is an awsome sight to see ( He did catch fish, maybe I could ask him for a few pointers) I have found something I will enjoy for years to come, I'll get my fish, every dog has his day. BTW Jimbo, My next big purchase is a paddle for sure!!! :angry:

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Kodiaz Offline
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Posted: April 27 2006,16:39

Hey I used to launch from there all the time.  If you go during sunset there is usually a decent bite where bug spray though.

The mosquitoes there look like Apache helicopters.
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Tman Offline
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Posted: May 01 2006,04:35

I've only been yak fishing a few weeks and have been having similar problems, especially those currents. I tried the inra-coastal in several different locations and only caught one little guy, plus the boat traffic was annoying. The last time I went out I followed advice from other yakers and went straight to the ocean at John Lloyd Park. It's a bit of a haul across the beach, but it's not that bad. Anyway, I paddled out until I was in about 20-30ft of water and could see rocks on the bottom. Using the gulp shrimp, I caught several snapper. I got a bite every time I threw near the rocks. The fish weren't huge, but I had lots of fun.
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phoneman Offline
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Posted: May 01 2006,06:31

Thanks TMAN, I have not gone in the ocean yet, might try it when the weather is real nice and its flat. I was told that the Indain River is a great place to yak. its a long drive even for me (Delray Beach) but I hear they are catching reds, snook, trout even tarpon up there. So I am planning on going in a couple weeks to try it out. I let yall know if I have any luck.

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Posted: May 01 2006,07:26

There's a part of Hollywood Beach only about a half mile south of John LLoyd where you can launch right straight into the ocean. No dragging your gear!
I think the street in Meade (it's between Sheridan and Dania Beach Blvd). :p
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Posted: May 01 2006,18:42

That is a great place,really good reef right off beach. Bring change for the parking meter.
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RDS Offline
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Posted: May 02 2006,20:24

I'm planning on hitting the first reef Sunday 5/7 off the Hollywood Beach put-in Sunday about 8ish if anyone else is interested. Parking is all by quarters (4 per hour) so bring change. Usual fare is small grunts and snapper with occasional jacks and bluefish. I usually manage 1 keeper of something in the snapper family, if one counts hog snapper as snapper.

Click Broward Kayak sites and click on the Hollywood Beach link.

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Posted: May 03 2006,14:04

Mother in law will be here that day so I might join you. Was on A1A today and the water was glass and crystal clear ,hope it stays that way. Were you talking about the sail boat launch by the lifeguard shack
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Posted: May 03 2006,17:19

I always thought it was a kayak launch that sailboats used occasionally. But yes, the one on Meade St.

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