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#30742 - 11/02/00 11:51 PM Pier Fishing?  
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PamelaLee Offline
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We're coming to AC for the first time November 9 - 16 staying at the Holiday Hotel. My dad would like to know if he'll be able to fish from any of the piers, and if so, what type of tackle he should bring with him. He's in his 80's, so going out on a boat for a whole day may be too much for him. Any ideas?

#30743 - 11/03/00 12:19 AM Re: Pier Fishing?  
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Your dad will have no problem catching a few fish from any of the piers.Tell him to bring a lightweight spinning rod and tackle to fish with cut bait or small lures. Most of the typical reef fish, as well as bonefish, can be caught from the docks. Grubs, Rattletraps, Beetle-Spins and the like will all work. Tell him that if the lures he brings will catch Crappie and Bass at home, they'll catch fish on AC. Cut bait will catch almost everything. Good Fishing!

#30744 - 11/03/00 12:46 AM Re: Pier Fishing?  
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Thank you so much Edd. Dad wasn't sure what to pack. Now he has a good idea and is very happy to hear that fishing from the piers will be worth his while.

#30745 - 11/03/00 12:37 PM Re: Pier Fishing?  
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Charri Offline
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Pier fishing...well, good luck, we've been
coming down for years and lately, there are
no fishing signs posted on many, many docks.
This fun, my husband had to go way south...
I hope he can fish off the docks, but I
wouldn't count on it!!!

#30746 - 11/03/00 12:39 PM Re: Pier Fishing?  
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Charri Offline
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Forgive the typo...I meant that this summer,
my husband had to go way south to fish...
and good luck to anyone who wants to fish
on the docks near the village!!

#30747 - 11/03/00 01:07 PM Re: Pier Fishing?  
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He won't have that problem anymore...all the signs have been blown away!!! Ha, ha ha ha...

#30748 - 11/03/00 01:13 PM Re: Pier Fishing?  
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Have your dad hire one of the guides for a half day reef fishing. On normal days the water is not rough at all and he will have a blast catching 5 types of snapper, trigger fish, grupa and barracuda. He'll be out for 4 hours or so and wont forget it!! The guides have tackle.
Good fishing

#30749 - 11/03/00 01:34 PM Re: Pier Fishing?  
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Thanks for the additional information. Dad's going to be disappointed if the only fishing he will be able to do is on a schedule with a guide in a boat. Anyone have any idea of the approximate cost of the 4 hour boat and guide?

#30750 - 11/03/00 03:07 PM Re: Pier Fishing?  
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Granted, alot have no fishing signs...however there is a very nice large one that is very close to the Holiday that I always see people fishing at.

So, unless things have changed since located right by the school with all the little different colored houses on the beach. I'm afraid I don't know the name of the school. Maybe a local can help out with this, but it is directly over from the Island Supermarket on Coconut Drive.

Otherwise, I'm sure that the Holiday could help you out as to the location.

We certainly wouldn't want to disappoint a 80 yr old angler in a fishing paradise. If we can pin down this pier I am thinking of, I'm sure he'll have the time of his life! We have seen people pulling out the lunkers as we go kayaking by.

Have a great trip.

#30751 - 11/03/00 03:45 PM Re: Pier Fishing?  
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The school is the Island Academy (or the "Belikin"), but the pier your describing sure sounds like it would be the pier out in front of the Bowen's house. I'm not so sure about the general public fishing there. I'll have to go ask SWMBO, who has a far better memory than I, if there is another pier between there and the Yacht Club. Geeez, you'd think I would be able to remember this stuff.

Hey, that half day with a guide is about $150 (as many as 4 people), and you should have more fish than you'd know what to do with. I go at least three times every trip and we can't possibly cook and eat all that I catch.

[This message has been edited by CHOOCHOO (edited 11-03-2000).]

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