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Sand fleas
Feb 23, 2021 19:10:08   #
Evil Boll weevil Loc: Palm coast Florida
 
Went our two different times on Flagler beach both times it appeared they weren’t there. I stoped walking and watched the sand piper’s they told me were they were. It wasn’t easy to get enough for a couple of trips. I was catching one or three at a time but hey I didn’t have anyplace to be and lots of exercise walking out of that cold surf to the dry sand were the ole five gallon bucket was. Caught around 100 each trip. Some times fishing is like hunting you have to do the work. When spring and summer get here and you can spot the fleas it sure is satisfying to scoop up 30 or 40 at a time. Anyway my fellow anglers I just wanted to let anyone that is interested in the flea they are out there . Tight lines. PS don’t forget limit your catch instead of catching your limit

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Feb 23, 2021 19:16:49   #
Spiritof27 Loc: Lincoln, CA
 
Welcome to the stage weevil. What is it you catch there on the palm coast with those fleas? We have surf perch here on the left coast that gobble those up, and yes, harvesting them can be an interesting way to spend a couple of hours on the beach. Post some photos for us?

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Feb 23, 2021 19:59:57   #
flyguy Loc: So. Padre Island, TX. 1 & 2, & S.E. MN. 3-12
 
Evil Boll weevil wrote:
Went our two different times on Flagler beach both times it appeared they weren’t there. I stoped walking and watched the sand piper’s they told me were they were. It wasn’t easy to get enough for a couple of trips. I was catching one or three at a time but hey I didn’t have anyplace to be and lots of exercise walking out of that cold surf to the dry sand were the ole five gallon bucket was. Caught around 100 each trip. Some times fishing is like hunting you have to do the work. When spring and summer get here and you can spot the fleas it sure is satisfying to scoop up 30 or 40 at a time. Anyway my fellow anglers I just wanted to let anyone that is interested in the flea they are out there . Tight lines. PS don’t forget limit your catch instead of catching your limit
Went our two different times on Flagler beach both... (show quote)


Welcome to the Forum, Evil, I'm a Winter Texasian and I have never caught one, and I have tried. I guess they are a Summertime thing.

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Feb 23, 2021 20:12:50   #
Gordon Loc: Charleston South Carolina
 
Spirit, they are awesome for Sheepshead and Black Drum.

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Feb 23, 2021 21:04:45   #
Huntm22 Loc: Northern Utah. - West Haven
 
Welcome aboard evil Bw. Enjoy.

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Feb 24, 2021 14:16:41   #
CircleHook67
 
Pompano, croakers and whiting

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Feb 24, 2021 14:16:50   #
CircleHook67
 
Pompano, croakers and whiting

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Feb 24, 2021 19:51:11   #
justafishingguy Loc: Palm Coast Fl
 
I have the sand flea rake and when they are out, I can scoop up couple dozen at once. I made a holding container out of a plastic coffee can, cut slots where the handle is to slip my belt through. Cut a D shaped hole in lid half size of lid to drop fleas in so they won't fall out as I bend over to scoop them up. Use the live ones for the day then I'll even blanch them in boiling water for a few seconds then cool them. I then put them in vacuum seal bags, just enough for 1 fishing trip and freeze them. Making several bags at once.

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Feb 25, 2021 00:53:43   #
Evil Boll weevil Loc: Palm coast Florida
 
Along the east coast we catch whiting, pompano, sheepshead, black drum, and reds

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Feb 25, 2021 00:59:24   #
Evil Boll weevil Loc: Palm coast Florida
 
It is easier to catch them when it’s warm because you can see them in large groups. But when it cold the stay out a little deeper. Watch the little sand piper’s they will let ya know where they are. Sometimes if they hook me up on the where abouts I toss them a couple of the small ones as payback .

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Feb 25, 2021 01:04:13   #
Evil Boll weevil Loc: Palm coast Florida
 
Sounds like you have it down pat . Yes much easier to find them when it’s warm. Haven’t tried it yet but I hear it’s even better at night

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