Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas in Perdido Key on the Gulf Coast and Fishing the Surf

Richard has been fishing a lot over the last few weeks so for those of you who like to fish I thought I would share a few photos and let you know what he uses for equipment, rigging and bait. If I have the terms a little wrong - forgive me!

Richard's fishing rod is a Shakespeare Ugly Stick BWS 1100 - 9 feet (2.74 meters)long. He also has a Penn Slammer rod that is 7 feet long. His reel is a Penn Spinning Reel 850 SSM. He uses two circle hooks about 10 incles apart and 10 inches from a 4 ounce pyramid sinker. Bait is shrimp bought at the local food stores.
The catch here is Pompano, Redfish, Sea Catfish and Whiting so far...
The area has lots of spots for fishing: on the beach, on the Gulf Intracoastal waterway, on the canals around the islands in both Florida and Alabama. Out of state residents need a fishing license that costs about $50 in Florida for the year.

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