jeffapeikin

Spinning rod for Port St. Lucie

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Hello, my father is moving to Florida and I would like to outfit our family for fishing along the River and surrounding areas. 
we will eventually have a boat , but it won’t be devoted to fishing. The property has a slip along the port street lucie river, bridge in close proximity . 
 

can anyone give me some ideas what Isize fish we will encounter and possibly throw me some outfits that will handle these types of fish. 
 

also, I would like to be able to have a set up for tarpon and maybe another for snook , and flounder. Totally unfamiliar with redfish. 
 

also, a good pompano setup. 
 

blacktip .

 

thank you in advance and we will down in the fall. Moving from pa. 
 

jeff 

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I have friends that live there and I fish a little whenever I visit. I fish just artificial baits while there and don’t do that great but the locals with the cast nets fishing live baits do better. Snook is mostly what people are after. A 7’ or 7’-6” inshore rod is all you need for that type of fishing. 

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17 hours ago, z-man said:

I have friends that live there and I fish a little whenever I visit. I fish just artificial baits while there and don’t do that great but the locals with the cast nets fishing live baits do better. Snook is mostly what people are after. A 7’ or 7’-6” inshore rod is all you need for that type of fishing. 

Thank you 

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I had a nice long tussle with an estimated 36-40”but lost hook when grabbing the leader. The dock r bed down the 30 lb suffix mono or possibly the fish broke it. Pic attached of leader. That’s wear the jig used to be. 

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On 10/20/2021 at 7:28 AM, jeffapeikin said:

I had a nice long tussle with an estimated 36-40”but lost hook when grabbing the leader. The dock r bed down the 30 lb suffix mono or possibly the fish broke it. Pic attached of leader. That’s wear the jig used to be. 

 

Right after I moved to SWFL I hooked a dock fish about that size and it wore through 40lb ande in 2 head shakes. Felt it surge twice after ramming hookset and broke off. I bought a spool of 80 the next day. 60-80lb is a lot safer. You'll still get bites.

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trout & river pompano 7' light action, 15-20 braid, 20# fluorocarbon leader ( and red drum) 

snook (tarpon) 7 1/2-8' medium or medium heavy 30-50# braid, 40-60# fluorocarbon leader.

pompano ocean, 10-12# surf rod, 6500 minimum size reel, 15# mono with a high-low croaker rig, 2-4 oz pyramid or sputnik sinker

Watch for seminars by Paul Sperco, tons of good info

 

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On 10/29/2021 at 7:56 AM, RedGreen said:

Right after I moved to SWFL I hooked a dock fish about that size and it wore through 40lb ande in 2 head shakes. Felt it surge twice after ramming hookset and broke off. I bought a spool of 80 the next day. 60-80lb is a lot safer. You'll still get bites.

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On 10/29/2021 at 7:56 AM, RedGreen said:

Right after I moved to SWFL I hooked a dock fish about that size and it wore through 40lb ande in 2 head shakes. Felt it surge twice after ramming hookset and broke off. I bought a spool of 80 the next day. 60-80lb is a lot safer. You'll still get bites.

Just rereading this again. That’s wild. I got the fish in and was having problem finding a landing area , but the fish was done. A net would have been great. What a fight, it was night but the Splashes heard and the pull were fairly epic for me. Thanks for the advice on bigger leader. I’m headed back next week. 

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Headed back down for revenge. Got some of my fave plastics that arrived quickly from bass pro . Should have focused more on 3/8 . Really like the z-man trout eye in 1/4.  Anything they are particularly keyed in n. Back in October they looked to be on large mullet or lady fish. 

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Haven’t caught anything. Saw someone catch some croaker , amd had a follow under the dock. While doing a figure 8 like a musky fisherman would do. Think it might have been a redfish but Not sure they are around docks . Fish was nothing too huge maybe a 18-25 “ fish. 

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