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Elmers Island Fishing

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I wanted to head to Elmer's island this weekend to check out the surf fishing down there. I have never been before but I've heard a bunch of great reports of people doing very well down there. Anyone have any tips or helpful directions on where people are catching fish and what baits they were using?
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Went this past Saturday, wasn't good. Was tossing a variety of soft plastics to no avail, water was clean but they had some rollers at times. Still waiting for that beach to turn on
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Thanks for the input. Maybe ill go down there just to see what its like and get a feel for the area and like you said just wait till the beach turns on.
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We were killing them this time last year, it may have been just bad fishing days the last two times I went
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Do you have any suggestions on general areas to try? I looked up the map on wildlife & Fisheries website but the area is pretty big I wouldn't know where to start.
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I've made 5 trips to Elmers since May 7 this year, all spaced kind of evenly apart.The first two trips was a slaughter, limits of nice fish up to 4 pounds but by and large the average was 2 pounds. Plenty of sub 15 inch throwbacks.
The next 3 trips totaled 7 fish. I chose good tide days ,light winds (under 8 MPH) and what I thought would be a non roaring surf (4 out of 5 were good)
All trips had great colored water.
If you figure it out, let me know.
Delacroix- my home turf- has been dead too. What gives ?
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I thought Elmers Island was closed and if you were going to surf fish there you had a long hike to do so. You may want to double check that.
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I looked on Wildlife & Fisheries website and yes you are correct you can't drive on the beach any more. You are still allowed to fish there you just have to walk. Apparently they made a parking area at the beginning of the beach where you can park and walk.
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You can fish as close as a couple of hundred feet from where you park or you can walk to gorrillaville and all points in between
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