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Old 03-09-2022, 09:03 PM   #1
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Anyone have any reports or advice for fishing from the jetties? Iím taking the kids down next week but this is the earliest in the year I have gone. Usually go in June or July. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Kids are fired up to catch something.
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Old 03-09-2022, 09:13 PM   #2
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Still a little cool but the black drum should be on the channel side. Be careful with the kids. It can be slippery on those rocks. And it will be a zoo with spring break.
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Old 03-09-2022, 09:32 PM   #3
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You can catch about anything off the jetties.
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Old 03-10-2022, 10:00 AM   #4
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Old 03-10-2022, 10:59 AM   #5
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Use fish bites or dead shrimp and fish the surf on the bottom for whiting and pompanos. May catch a hardhead or two also!
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Old 03-10-2022, 03:15 PM   #6
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My buddy really got into the sheepshead on live shrimp.
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Old 03-10-2022, 05:41 PM   #7
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Pomps are pretty much gone. But live shrimp on a lemon rig should catch plenty of sheephead. When water is good jetties always have trout and reds.
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Old 03-10-2022, 05:48 PM   #8
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Pomps are pretty much gone. But live shrimp on a lemon rig should catch plenty of sheephead. When water is good jetties always have trout and reds.
Best bet , if you can get bait.
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Old 03-10-2022, 05:52 PM   #9
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Take lots of terminal gear. The fish are close to the rocks and you will lose some tackle.
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Old 03-10-2022, 07:52 PM   #10
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Thanks guys
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Old 03-10-2022, 08:24 PM   #11
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Fish with as light of weight as possible and as mentioned, take live shrimp.
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Old 03-11-2022, 02:10 PM   #12
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Is there anywhere to fish at night that has underwater lights there?
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Old 03-11-2022, 02:13 PM   #13
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Is there anywhere to fish at night that has underwater lights there?
I haven't been but I've heard the new Rockport pier is real nice and lighted.
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Old 03-11-2022, 02:15 PM   #14
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If you have a kayak, you can fish the lights at houses in the subdivisions.
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Old 03-11-2022, 02:20 PM   #15
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Horace Caldwell pier has lights but not underwater. I believe Rockport has a pier with underwater lights.
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Old 03-12-2022, 09:19 AM   #16
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Here is a lemon rig. Can use any float in place of the lemon juice bottle. Just use 3ft or so of leader/line on each side of the tri-swivel to get your shrimp down near the submerged rock edges at the jetties.
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Old 03-12-2022, 02:56 PM   #17
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Fish bites crab on a fishfinder rig (kinda like a Carolina rig) and a 1/0 mutu light circle hook both channel side and surf side. We catch everything from bull reds to whiting and in between on that.
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Old 03-12-2022, 05:17 PM   #18
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YES, THE rockport pier has lights, but it is not super wide. but still a great place to fish with kids, and bathrooms at the end of the pier,. The portland pier is closed due to construction. the jettys have new flat main sidewalks, and they are still working on them i think. Last time i went about four months ago, they were still re-working the jetty rocks, and then paving the main walkway with fresh concrete. Just watch where you park, as there are many spots to get your vehicle stuck.
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Old 03-12-2022, 06:09 PM   #19
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If you can find live shrimp, free line it. Just cast into the current and let it free line back to you. Long casts are not necessary. Take a net with a long handle. You can add a split shot if needed.
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Old 03-12-2022, 06:19 PM   #20
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I’d just get some dead shrimp and see what bites. I fished up north of Port A in Sargent last Wednesday and Thursday. Dead shrimp on bottom I caught whiting, pompano, black drum, red fish and sand trout.
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Old 03-12-2022, 07:06 PM   #21
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Sheep’s head are in rn
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