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Posted By: Landlocked

Wading the Flats - 02/07/02 06:42 PM

Would like to try fishing the flats. I understand there are some firm enough to wade. Where might these be on AC? What are the chances of catching fish with a spincast? What species are you likely to catch from the shore and which are edible? Will be staying on the north end. Thanks for any info.
Posted By: KC

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/07/02 07:04 PM

How far North? I have seen people fishing (and catching) fish right in front of Los Encantos (between Sun Diver and Journey's End). Also, can catch fish right off the pier. Don't know what kind they were, but they were good! One guy fishing the flats caught a barracuda, and also I think snapper. Off the pier, we used just cheap spin rods. Good luck!

Kathy
Posted By: hacker

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/07/02 10:34 PM

hey....

I had a lot of luck just past the pull ferry on the left side of the road last may.
Give it a shot. Try a spinning rod with a chartruse grubs or a fly. Pink and white worker pretty good also. ( clousers) Caught a some Snapper, and tried to land a cuda, pretty tough with 6 Lb. mono.
Had a blast, without having to go on a boat.

No bones, just snapper. If.... I mean When you catch them, the locals freak if you give them a pile of fish. Great stuff....
Oh yea .... keep your eyes peeled for crocks.
Knock em dead....

hacker

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Posted By: Laguna Punta

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/07/02 10:58 PM

I fish quite abit on the back-side of the San Pedro on the lagoon and also flyfish wading off the shore. You must be careful not to step on a soft spot. Ya sink abit in the muck. Good luck!!
Posted By: Chloe

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/08/02 02:31 AM

Bill I say get yourself some old fashion snow shoes, or two old tennis rackets, and strap one to each foot, so you will not sink in those soft spots. Note I said one to each foot........lol....glad to help.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/04/03 10:32 PM

In the North End there are two spots I usually hit, just North of the Mata Chica dock all the way up to Portofino usually hold bones up to 6 lbs and they're not shy. The other place is about 100 yards North of the Los Encantos dock all the way down to Journey' End. If there's a heavy North wind find something else to do, you might see them but they don't seem to pick up at all.

Cheers,

Simon..
Posted By: CHOOCHOO

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/04/03 10:49 PM

Ah, Bill,

Where the hell have you been?

CC
Posted By: klcman

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/05/03 12:37 AM

lol CC - check the dates again - Bill is still missing !!!
Posted By: Mel S

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/05/03 12:59 AM

Wade fishing with a 7-weight fly-rod, or a light spinning rod is a kick. You can catch more fish off a boat, but wade fishing,or off the end of a pier is relaxing. The area near the cut is pretty good. The various species of fish is pretty good : black snappers, red snappers, bonefish, barracudas, french grunts, and permit. Mr. twister's jigs are awesome. If you don't catch anything, try some sardines on a number 6 bait-holder. We're going in early June and I am ready tying flies crazy ! Best-Wishes, Mel S, "the crazed-fisherman"..........
Posted By: GAY AND DAVID

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/07/03 05:57 PM

simon b do you know what you did to us you trickster??? :rolleyes:

boarders do you think he knew??? or was he totally innocent!!! eek

omg i guess the search is still on.
i will continue to look for elvis as well.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/10/03 04:04 PM

G&D,

You'll have to clue me in, I'm a bit dense sometimes.

S
Posted By: Chloe

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/10/03 05:19 PM

I know what he did.

He used Bill bait, and caught all of us on his hook. But we are not edible, so he throw us back.
Posted By: ChrisW

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/10/03 06:07 PM

You replied to a 2002 post that made people think that this whole thread was current. So they thought the missing Bill had posted in Feb 2003 but he really posted in Feb 2002.
Posted By: GAY AND DAVID

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/10/03 06:35 PM

hook
line
&
sinker
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/11/03 06:24 PM

Sometimes I just need a sledgehammer upside the head to get me going in the mornings. I found the topic during a search for something else and didn't check the date. Lesson learned for next time.

Cheers,

Simon...
Posted By: klcman

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/11/03 09:14 PM

whack wink
Posted By: NYgal

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/12/03 04:08 AM

I am sitting here with my LAUGH for the day...........toooooooo funny !!!
laugh

Nice ray, klcman !

( now if we could only find BILL )
Posted By: klcman

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/12/03 04:18 AM

thanks NYG - almost as cute as your 'doo wink
Posted By: NYgal

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/12/03 05:07 AM

do ya suppose I could get my hair to move like that ? hmm....... wink
Posted By: klcman

Re: Wading the Flats - 02/12/03 06:31 AM

work on it - I'm sure you can come up with a solution
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