JI/Folly Oyster Flats


Got me a fancy pedal drive kayak which has inspired me to post here once again. I’ve been hitting the oyster flats in between ji and folly and have only managed to scrounge up a small trout and a rat red. I’ve only really fished the bottom of the outgoing tide or the bottom of the incoming so not quite the tides I’m looking for. My goal is to sight fish for reds otf in the skinny water but I think i’m about 4 months too early. I’m working the deeper, moving water and oyster beds with popping corks and plastics, of course with little luck. I think I need to be there at for the top half of the tides. any advice is much appreciated

also after quick journey through the recent reports i’ve learned that uploading pictures is still a herculean feat, so I won’t bother



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Sounds like Bink and Peepal are one in the same...


RBF - SPECIAL COUNSEL
googling herculean. brb








even if 23 wrote it, that's good stuff.

couple he mist:
cargo shorts will hold a tallboy in each front pocket. protip for waitin on tide to come in.

when they eat, they'll eat anything in the vicinity. i don't flyfish well cause Im a man. my sons do cause challenging and stuff. small johnsons spoons and doa shrumps have been dependable for me.

marshchiggers were a hotly debaited topic on here circa 2008. I think polyball or one of the octogenarians told me they don't exist. three of us got a nice infestation of em once. they're prolific climbers. look it up. hose off your legs or wipe em down with hand sanitizer or something when you exit the flat. get these once and you won't forget that I tole you this.

go spend time on the same flat. you'll figure out where the ingress egress is. Originally posted by PeaPod


tallboys in my pockets is probably the best piece of advice on this thread bigsmile marsh chiggers are for real, definitely will remember the sanitizer next time but usually I wear wade pants



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Sounds like Bink and Peepal are one in the same...


RBF - SPECIAL COUNSEL
Originally posted by Richard Beer Froth - SPECIAL COUNSEL


Obvious as to whom Peepal is now!

And I reckon if “marsh chiggers” are real, then they don’t bother this Binyah. Perhaps some of those sensitive , girly, non- buggy type dudes? I’ve lived here on the salt marsh for 50+ years, played in it, skim boarded in it, caught fiddlers in it, killed marsh hens in it, built forts in it, waded for spot tailed bass in it, shot coyotes in it, trapped coons in it, cut palm fronds for duck blinds in it, and everything else in the salt marsh, never one “ marsh chigger!”

I’d say my biggest problem bug here on the marsh is that dammed horsefly…..noseeums are a pain in the ass, but nowhere near the bite of a horsefly.

tallboys in my pockets is probably the best piece of advice on this thread bigsmile marsh chiggers are for real, definitely will remember the sanitizer next time but usually I wear wade pants



https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJapLk9rt91Jop89mxRU7eg?Originally posted by yakgotstuck


I can see it now... Peepal will be buying wading pants, and wearing cargo shorts over the top of them... He'll be triple layered with the banana hammock underneath...


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Maybe marsh chiggers don’t eat gullah?
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Maybe marsh chiggers don’t eat gullah?Originally posted by PeaPod



Polly,,,,Quack

PeaPod,,,,,,,,BOOM

polly,,,,,,,Splash
BRB

Defending 23 in the trailer thread.
Finally some good info here... Proud of you guys!thumbsUp




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tallboys in my pockets is probably the best piece of advice on this thread bigsmile marsh chiggers are for real, definitely will remember the sanitizer next time but usually I wear wade pants



https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJapLk9rt91Jop89mxRU7eg?Originally posted by yakgotstuck


There are good late afternoon tides coming not next week, but the following week (20th-24th). Put it on your calendar.








"Another poon dream splintered on the rocks of reality." --Peepod 07-25-2017
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Marsh chiggers are real. Will NEVER wade in shorts again, NEVER. Worse than land chiggers. Long pants fix it.

Hamilton spoon flies. Black w/ green flake.

Any Dupree spoon, but they are expensive.

Sight fish. Guess his direction. Throw fly 3ft over and 3ft ahead of fish. When his tail drops, little short strips and pull it across in front of him. Some days a quick retrieve gets hits. Other days, couple of short quick straps and let it sit a few seconds. Repeat.


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