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Power Plant Outflows Produce
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

If you get a chance to go fish the warm waters of a power plant outflow, be prepared with the right bait. I like to buy mostly regular-sized shrimp, however I will buy one dozen of the large selects to use for cobia bait. I also like to take along some yellow and white 3/8 ounce pompano jigs. The regular shrimp work great for pompano, permit, sharks, redfish and mangrove snapper. I find the best way to present the shrimp is horn-hooked with a small piece of split-shot placed about four inches above the hook so it will slowly sink to the bottom. When using a pom...  more»


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Corporate Charters Afishionado Guide Services specializes in organizing company outings and corporate tournaments. Multi-boat events require expertise and planning. Tides, location and weather all play an important role.  more >>


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