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  1. Landlocked

    Landlocked Beach Fanatic

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    Hello all. I finally found an information source for my favorite place on earth! Anyway, this board looks to be a great one with lots of info. I'm coming down in mid-June for a week to turn off the cell phone and relax.

    What is the water looking like around dune allen?
     
  2. kurt

    kurt Admin Staff Member

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    :welcome:

    Sorry you're landlocked. The water is beautiful and it's warming up nicely. What kind of fish are those in your avatar?
     
  3. Landlocked

    Landlocked Beach Fanatic

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    Thank you for responding Kurt. They are mainly Amberjack with a couple King thrown in the mix. I think there may be an Almaco in there, too. They were caught out of Orange Beach.

    I've been coming down to Dune Allen since I was a kid but haven't been recently so I can't look forward to the visit.

    Do you know of any live webcams in the SoWal area so I can see the water?
     
  4. kurt

    kurt Admin Staff Member

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    Nice fish!

    Sorry, my webcam got knocked out by Ivan and I have been delinquent in getting a new one set up. But my Nikon is shooting SoWal every day.

    Destin and Panama City have some cams but nothing great:
    http://www.destincam.com
    http://www.beachview.com/panama_city_beach.htm
     
  5. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    I see you are from Alabama...me too. What city?
     
  6. Landlocked

    Landlocked Beach Fanatic

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    Well the water in Destin and PC looks good so it must look good in between! I was about to ask about the dog flies but I found that info in an old thread. Good site! Sorry to hear about your webcam. Ivan was tough. I was just down in the Orange Beach area this weekend and they're still all ripped up. They've done an amazing amount of work so far but they have a whole lot left to do.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  7. Landlocked

    Landlocked Beach Fanatic

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    Kathy,

    I'm in good ole Montgomery. Where are you?


    Kurt-Anyone,

    Have you ever tried fishing in Stallworth Lake? I plan on doing some surf fishing and I was wondering if it would be worth it to try the lake. I know there are crab in that lake so maybe some reds???
     
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    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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  9. Landlocked

    Landlocked Beach Fanatic

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! You'll be seeing me from time to time
     
  10. Landlocked

    Landlocked Beach Fanatic

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    Another question for you folks.

    My wife is worried about our one year old son and alligators. Is there a significant gator population in South Walton?
     
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    Another question for you folks.

    My wife is worried about our one year old son and alligators. Last time I was down, I saw a ton of snakes, but no gators. Is there a significant gator population in South Walton?
     
  12. kurt

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    There are quite a few Florida fans here. But you'll suffer much worse from the elephants, tigers, tigers, semimoles, dawgs, etc. :D


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    Just keep the little one away from the bayous.
     
  13. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    Other than in Kurts photo, I've never seen one. :idontno: Maybe I should look around more often. :D
     
  14. seagrovelover

    seagrovelover little sugar

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    welcome aboard!!!!! :clap_1:
     
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    Gators generally don't interact with people much in these parts, though I wouldn't go swimming in the lakes at Topsail Hill SP. (I've heard a lot of gator noise while hiking there) The only places you're likely to actually see one in these parts are Fudpucker's restaurant in Destin or the big Alvin's Island in Panama City Beach. Both have zoo-like gator encolsure areas.
     
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    He's my neighbor.
     
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    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    Guess you can leave you house unlocked :D
     
  18. Landlocked

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    Well we'll be staying in Dune Allen on Stallworth Lake so I hope we'll be okay. If they are in the lake, I hope they have a plentiful food supply other than my leg. :eek:
     
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    Unfortunately, gators are nearly extinct in SoWal. :sosad:
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I like gators and conservation, but I'd prefer not to be eaten alive on my vacation. :laughing1
     

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