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#1 Tidal


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:54 AM

Hey all,

I will be in St Petersburg Florida late November for a conference and was wondering if anyone here was from down that way. I am hoping to chuck flies around my other commitments if possible. Any help would be appreciated - pm me.



#2 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 02:43 PM

Good to hear Val!


Hope you get answers, and have a great trip.


Hi to all of yours!


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#3 jgogg


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 03:30 PM

In the land of Bubba and bait casters?  Be careful out there...

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#4 Chris Knox

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 04:19 PM

John Waldron lives on the opp coast, but pretty sure he could offer some advice. I reached out to him when I was over in Sarasota, FL last year. St Pete's looked nice for sure- only passed through it on the way to Tampa.



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#5 TroutBum


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 01:14 AM

I live about 30 miles north of St. Pete. There is very good fishing that time of year. There are many flats on the east side of the city, Weedon Island is a good spot. To the south there is Fort DeSoto park, beach fishing around the piers for Pompano is a blast with a 6 or 7 wt. rod. Tie up some Gotcha's, the Pomps love them.


The important thing to remember is that tides dictate the bite. The 2 hours or so on either side of  the high tide is the most productive.  I'd offer to guide you, but I'm going to be very tied up in late Nov. Good luck and have fun.

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#6 Tidal


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 04:12 PM