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Old 07-21-2008, 01:11 PM
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Default Destin Report from 7/13 thru 7/19

Ok, then June grass was still miserable. Actually, the worst I've seen. However, poppers like crease flies still performed. June grass comes with good and bad. The bad - a big ol' mess, can't fish flies near the bottom and lots of jelly fish. The good - LOTS of baitfish.

Fished off-shore one day and had plenty of good casts into some Bonita with no success. Not sure what was going on there (I'm sure it was the fish, equipment, fly and not the angler!). Hooked into a nice Amberjack. If you never caught one on the fly, it's like landing a school bus.

Night fishing was lousy. FYI - never night fish when there's a full moon. Disperses the bait too much. However, I did land a nice red with conventional tackle.

Surf was fun. Lots of Blues and Ladyfish. Had to use poppers. Poppers on the surf reminded me of dry fly fishing in the smokies. It's fun to watch them hammer the fly.

I hope this helps anyone who is heading down soon. Would love to hear future reports.

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Daniel Mc.
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:56 PM
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Glad to hear of your success! Sorry for the bad report I gave you on the grass. From all accounts I heard during mid to late June, the grass wasnt bad. Must have been a really late bloom. Ill be in Destin about two more times this year so hopefully i can give some reports later. Post some pictures up if you have any. Would love to see em'
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:12 PM
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Thanks DanielMc for the report. I have found it to be great info since im goin down to that area in september. Hopefully my poppers will still bring in the fish. Good fishin to ya!
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