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1  General / General Fishing Discussion / Re: Recommendations? on: March 21, 2016, 09:43:03 am

May is one of the hottest months of the entire year for sharks so yes I recommend throwing out some bait from shore, even better yet booking a 4-8 trip and bringing up a large bull, hammer, nurse shark.

The canoe would be good back in the protected bayous or flats at the time for trout and reds for sure..
2  General / General Fishing Discussion / Commission approves 70-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters on: April 16, 2015, 04:39:50 pm

Red Snapper Season in State waters:
3  Destin Inshore Fishing / Okaloosa & Navarre Pier Reports / Okaloosa Pier - April 4 Report on: April 04, 2014, 10:35:33 am
First Cobia  61 pounds  Caught by 'Catfish'

Also, catches of Spanish, Reds, Blues and Pompano are what's happening!

4  General / General Fishing Discussion / Cobia World Championship on: March 31, 2014, 06:12:23 pm
Current Leader:  Jordan Whiteman on Hey Baby

61.6 lbs
5  Miscellaneous / Info & Forum Support / MOVED: The Emerald Coast Outdoor Expo August 2nd and 3rd 2014 on: March 23, 2014, 01:15:30 pm
This topic has been moved to General Fishing & Boating Discussion.
6  Destin Inshore Fishing / Inshore Fishing Reports / 3/23/2014 Destin Bay/ Jetties Report on: March 23, 2014, 01:10:45 pm
Plenty of Redfish, Trout and Sheepshead biting.  Live shrimp is best bait!
7  Destin Inshore Fishing / Okaloosa & Navarre Pier Reports / February Report on: February 14, 2014, 10:33:34 am
Pier Fishing Report

Flounder and Sheepshead are biting at the Piers.
8  Destin Inshore Fishing / Inshore Fishing Reports / Re: Choctawhatchee Bay Report 09/25/2013 on: September 25, 2013, 08:20:46 pm
Welcome and thank you for the fishing report!  Tight lines,

9  Miscellaneous / Info & Forum Support / Test Post on: September 25, 2013, 12:28:10 pm
Test.  Thanks
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11  Miscellaneous / Info & Forum Support / Welcome to New Members on: July 28, 2013, 12:46:05 pm
We want to Welcome All Members to the Destin Fishing Forums! 

 Please Post often and tell your FRIENDS about us.  We want to continue to grow this forum over the next few years into a Busier place to talk fishing in Destin waters!

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12  General / Want/Need Fishing Partner / Re: Looking for local help on: June 10, 2013, 03:43:34 pm
Somebody help a fellow fisherman!!  Those Jacksons are some nice boats Hitman  Wink
13  General / General Fishing Discussion / New Bass Fish Species - Choctaw Bass on: May 08, 2013, 07:28:19 pm

Choctaw Bass

There’s a new bass in town, and fishing fanatics predict anglers will find its lure impossible to resist.

State wildlife experts in Florida confirmed the newest member of America's top freshwater fighting family is the Micropterus haiaka, now known as the Choctaw bass. The fish has been around for years, but was previously lumped in with another, nearly identical-appearing species, the spotted bass. But word that there could be a new-ish fish on the other end of the line is enough to send anglers scrambling for their tackle boxes.

“I suspect there will be a lot of folks who will want to go out and catch one now,” said Robert Cartlidge, president of The Bass Federation. “Anything new is obviously exciting and there’s certainly some excitement about it.”

Scientists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission first noted a DNA profile that did not belong to any recognized species while testing a bass specimen from Florida’s 92-mile-long Chipola River as part of a larger genetic study of the popular game fish in 2007. But confirmation took years.

“We didn’t set out to find a new species,” said Mike Tringali, who heads the genetics laboratory at the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. “It found us.”

After confirming the initial find, scientists then searched for the DNA profile in bass captured in nearby rivers to determine its range. The Choctaw bass was found to inhabit river systems in Alabama and Florida, including the Choctawhatchee River. The species is also suspected to be living in the Pearl River in Mississippi and Louisiana, according to Tringali.

Once formally recognized, Tringali said the fish would be the tenth species of bass, and the first new species found since 2009. At just a few pounds and roughly 14 inches in length at full maturity, it’s not one of the larger bass, he said.

The proposed name references the geographic connection to the indigenous range of the Native American Choctaw tribe. The scientific designation “haiaka” is translated from the Choctaw language, meaning “revealed” or “manifest,” Tringali said. The American Fisheries Society will now approve the suggested scientific name for it to become official.

The physical characteristics of the Choctaw bass are very similar to the spotted bass, making distinction between the two difficult by the naked eye. They can typically be distinguished from other bass by counting scales, fin rays and gill rakers, which are comb-like projections inside the fish’s gills to prevent particles from collecting on the gill filaments. Genetic testing, however, is required for foolproof identification, FWC officials said.

Choctaw bass have typically been found in the upper reaches of rivers and streams, avoiding stream headwaters and tidal zones closer to the coast. Cartlidge said the fish have also seemingly staked out their own environments, as spotted bass and Alabama bass have not been found in any location were the Choctaw has been located.

“The Choctaw bass has carved out its own niche,” he said. “They fill the void.”
Cartlidge, an avid fisherman, said he’s never caught a Choctaw Bass, but he suspects they’ll represent a “New Challenge” for anglers.
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Joshua Rhett Miller
14  General / General Fishing Discussion / Re: What's left to catch June - July? on: May 02, 2013, 07:03:53 pm
Welcome to Destin's Fishing forum Gwau.

Here's a chart,  what month do you plan to fish?
15  General / General Fishing Discussion / Would this get your attention? on: April 11, 2013, 07:16:43 am
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