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HELP PLEASE - best lures to fish along/near Sawgrass (Holiday Park, FL)

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Hi everyone, I'm new to Bass Resource and I was hoping I could get some help deciding what lures to use for a new fishing location. I'm a college student back home in South Florida for the summer. I fish a lot, but I primarily fish from the shore along ponds, lakes, and of course canals. I'm planning a trip with my friends to go fishing at Holiday Park. We're going to rent a john boat and go out early in the morning. From what I know about the park, it's easiest to fish in the canals between the sawgrass and cattails (especially on the first trip there; I don't want to get lost). 

I'm sure most lures will work well, but I was looking to see if anyone can suggest what they believe the BEST lures would be to fish along the sawgrass. Or if anyone knows anything about the park and any strategies there, any input would be very helpful. Thanks!!

 

Tommy

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I just read they found Nile crocodiles in South Florida.  I would most definitely not fish from shore!

Have never fished sawgrass but if it's got that serrated edge I'd avoid using braided line as it'll start to fray as the sawgrass starts tearing into the fibers!

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Fished that area for years - frogs, spooks and plastics (worms, creatures, etc.)
 We used nothing but braid as it will get you out of the pads and grass much better than mono.

If you can afford a guide for a half day get Jonathan Pate  he can show you the ropes.

 

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You can throw a multitude of baits out in the Glades. FrogFlogger covered a good amount them . I would add, jigs, swimbaits, and swimjigs. The primary bait that I throw in the Glades are frogs. As far a getting lost, you have a small chance of that happening the canal systems only go East, West, and North and South. The john boat you are going rent out of there is only going to take you so far. The one area you can get lost however, would be in the flats. But, the jon boats are not equipped properly to maneuver in thos areas. Good luck there, and be safe. As far as the Nile crocodile post,  you don't have to worry about those. They have only been sited down south, and they were juveniles.  There are plenty of American Alligators that will keep you looking over your shoulder. Best advice: DO NOT FEED THEM!! 

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blackk/blue jigs, Swim baits, Frogs, soft plastic and hollow body, texas rigged 10-12" black worms w/ black bullet weights.:fishing2:

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fished the area last summer. plastic worms,soft jerk baits,topwater plugs,shallow crank baits. baby 1- is a great crank bait for that area,just pick your spots.have a blast down there,caught a lot, nothing really big, just great fishing.

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Fished it today try pitching jigs, hollowbody frogs and flukes.  I caught a decent number today but no big girls...

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