New to Blue Mountain Beach - Fishing

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  1. Porkchop

    Porkchop Beach Comber

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    Hello,

    I am new to the area, and living a few blocks from the Gulf in Blue Mountain. I'm a Yankee who's fishing experience all comes from the Great Lakes and trips into Canada for Pike and Muskie. I know absolutely nothing about salt water, but would like to get into surf fishing, given my proximity to the water.

    Anyone have any advice on where to start, how to learn, etc...? I moved here for a job, and don't have a single friend or relative in all of FL.

    Thanks!
     
  2. beachFool

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    I live in Blue Mt but I don't fish.

    Today would not be a good day though.

    Around sunrise my friend Tom is generally at the public access in Blue Mountain.

    He drives a white Jeep Grand Cherokee.

    Ask him, he fishes a lot.

    Don't tell anybody else but you picked the best place to live in SoWal.
     
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    Get a surf rod, a 2-hook rig and pyramid weight and some shrimp and a rod holder to stick in the sand. Don't forget the beer.
     
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    Good Luck with the fishing, I hope ya'll are enjoying living at the beach! We just get to spend a couple of weeks per year on 30A but I sure do enjoy them!
     
  6. Matt J

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    Head over to Yellow Fin 850 231-9024. They can set you up with the proper equipment, advice, and if necessary license. Not sure if the freebie period is still happening or not, but in the recent past you had to have one.
     
  7. Porkchop

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    Thanks everyone! I know that I'm really going to enjoy living and working here. I can't wait to get my bait in the water, and maybe even buy myself a good fishing kayak at some point.
     
  8. Douglas the Intrepid

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    Try your luck in one of the Dunal lakes Porkchop! It's a bit more like what you are used to, but you have the added thrill of potentially catching salt water fish by the ocean and fresh water further back. I am actually heading out on eastern lake in a couple minutes to catch some bass. Welcome to paradise! :)
     
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    When I get my FL drivers lic and fishing lic, I'll be heading right out. Hopefully I can meetup with some of you guys.
     
  10. Matt J

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    Actually most of the Dune Lakes are pretty much fresh water right now, it's going take a good hurricane to change the balance.
     
  11. walk the walk

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    Phillips Inlet is still sanded in......I think the time has passed and needs to be re-opened or every salt water fish trapped that needs to get out will die from the winter temps.The resident saltwater fish will die from the influx of too much freshwater.Oh well,at least the jet skis will still have a lake to play in......
     
  12. Matt J

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    Why does it need to be opened? Nature will take care of itself and open when it's ready. I'm surprised that no one's blaming the beach re nourishment that happened over at Pinnacle Port.
     
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    Because nature did not sand it in.There is a 15ft.tall berm of sand at the mouth.It will never open naturally at this point.
     
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    They took the berm down for Eastern Lake about a month ago and it's completely back to normal. I wonder what they are waiting for?
     
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    Thats a good question.I bet the mullet and flounder are ready burst trying to get out to spawn.
     
  16. Matt J

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    So remove the berm, why go further and open it unnaturally?
     
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    you guys are killing me; i'm so jealous
     
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    The problem at Eastern Lake is very complex and there is no way this body of water will revert back to it's brackish state without human intervention - The problem was created years ago by human intervention and the county commisioners will not take any action without concensus of the local Eastern Lake property owners and unfortunately there are differences of opinion among many residents. The sad part is when the berm was removed, its seemed like the logical time to take action but I guess thats why I'm not in politics :D
     
  19. Matt J

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    Thanks, but the original issue veered off course to Phillips Inlet.

    As to Eastern Lake it's actually cyclical and isn't supposed to be fresh, salt, or brackish water consistently. The very nature of coastal dune lakes is that they are constantly changing.
     
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    Welcome to BMB! I was raised in Michigan spent most of my adult life on the east coast and love it here! The surf fishing is fun - Buz had some great advice - look for Tommy at the BMB access he is very friendly and knowledgeable.
     

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