by Truesdale Hill
Lake George, New York
March 27, 2004
A bait shop in Panama City suggested that we try fishing off the pier in the state park at the north end of Front Beach Road. The park charges a nominal fee for day use, but it is worth it just to drive in and look. Watch for the deer because they are quite plentiful.
Spinning rods would have been a better choice off the pier. The surf rods were overkill. Blue fish and drum were the two species that we saw caught the most. We assume that there were large grouper living in the rocks. They would take our shrimp back into the rocks and cut the line. To catch them, one would probably need 100 lb test to pull them out.
We had cold, rainy weather that was not normal for that time of year (as did almost all of the rest of Florida at the time).
From journal Florida Panhandle