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Fishing the Bay

Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by AlwaysBeachin', Mar 15, 2005.

  1. AlwaysBeachin'

    AlwaysBeachin' Beach Comber

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    Where can our family rent a pontoon or small boat to fish on the bay? We used to rent at Elrod's and would like to find something similar.
     
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    I'd like to piggyback on this question and add where can a family of Otters rent a boat just for fun? :cool:
     
  3. kurt

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    I think you might have to go to Destin or Panama City to rent a boat with a motor.

    For fishing with the family I'd recommend hiring one of the local guides. More expensive but well worth it.
     
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    We used Jeff Morman out of PCB. He was great, I'll post some pics tonight. :cool:
     
  5. AlwaysBeachin'

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    Thanks. I will look for them.
     
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    I have Jeff's number if you are interested. PM me. He's great with the kids.
     
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    You can rent a pontoon boat at Baytowne at Sandestin. Fishing in the bay
    is easy. Just buy cut squid and fish around the bayous or flats around Baytowne and you may catch some redfish or trout. I am willing to bet you money you will catch a flathead catfish or two. Fun for kids and adults to catch but please throw these fish back in. You do not want to keep or eat these fish!!!! Much cheaper than a fishing guide. Please check the weather before going on the bay. The water can get rough.

    Hutch
     
  9. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    Remember, if you are fishing from a boat without a guide, who will provide a license for you, you are required to have a valid fishing license.
     
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    Do they rent non toon type boats? Like this

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    Good point.

    Get a license online here:
    http://www.wildlifelicense.com/fl/
     
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    Great information. I'm making notes. I am in Seagrove this week and will check on these locations. Planning a family get-together later this spring and this will be fun. Thanks for your suggestions. Any more--keep 'em coming.
     
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    You have to be a guest at SanDestin to rent their boats:sosad: Found that out last weekend when some friends werer in town visiting- my boat just can't fish 7 folks. Try Destin or Panama City Beach. But if you want to fish, I second the advice to hire a guide.
     
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    Wonder if they'll rent an otter one of these? :D

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    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    I think had a great suggestion of a test drive or two.
     
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    So, if I go over there and flash a couple a $20's they might let me test drive one of these :D

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    I doubt that flashing $20s will get you a test drive. They would know somethings up. Perhaps have a mercedes salesman drive you to the marina as a test drive. You sit in the back. Pay the driver/salesman a few twenties to wait for you while you "test" the boat.
     
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    Hmmmmm... Now that idea has potential :D
     
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    :clap_1:
     

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