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We’re going to spend a week down in Florida well after next. I mailed some of my tackle down ahead- my trout stuff. We rented a vrbo house on a key, on the inside so we have a small pier to fish from. 

I’m inexperienced at fishing for fish that have teeth. Any suggestions?  Not after big fish, just whatever pulls on the line. 

Of course I’m taking my marabous...

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I agree with all of the above.  Steel only if needed.  Circle hooks rule and everything eats shrimp.  Do not surf fish with a Zip lock bag of shrimp in your swim suit.

This is out the back of the house we're renting... I'm excited!

Guys I live on the coast and fish the saltwater a lot. Like everyone is saying steel only for mackeral, blues and sharks. we catch a ton of Jack Crevalle up to 40lbs and use 80lb mono for a leader. Ju

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Excellent!  I'm sure you'll have a great time, Phil!

I can't think of too much down there that you'd have to worry about cutting your line...Bluefish aren't normally that far south, are they?  Maybe lizardfish...those little guys have sliced through my superlines like a hot knife many times.  If you DO decide to use a metal leader, I'd recommend titanium leaders over steel.  Steel kinks pretty easily, but titanium won't.

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Curious about the mailing option.   Who holds your boxes? If they arrive before you? 

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1 hour ago, Phil Lilley said:

We’re going to spend a week down in Florida well after next. I mailed some of my tackle down ahead- my trout stuff. We rented a vrbo house on a key, on the inside so we have a small pier to fish from. 

I’m inexperienced at fishing for fish that have teeth. Any suggestions?  Not after big fish, just whatever pulls on the line. 

Of course I’m taking my marabous...

Where in Florida?  Someone might be able to dial you in on something.

I've been to several areas over and over so I could help if it's one of those.

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1 hour ago, FishnDave said:

I can't think of too much down there that you'd have to worry about cutting your line...Bluefish aren't normally that far south, are they?  Maybe lizardfish...those little guys have sliced through my superlines like a hot knife many times.  

Bluefish can be thick off the coast of Louisiana.

Ladyfish can cut you off.

Needlefish too.

Barracuda of course. 
 

try a little fluro leader that might help, but I fished 2 and 6 lb mono in the surf without too much of an issue.

 

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@Phil Lilley I agree that putting on some heavier fluoro like Ham and Gavin suggested would work better than steel. There are some fish that will shy from those premade steel leaders. If you are fishing lures vs bait you should have less issues even with the toothy guys, since hookups will likely be with the bait near the outside of the mouth. You may lose some marabous if a toothy fish inhales the bait even with a fluoro leader.

Good luck and can't wait to see the post ;).

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A section of 25 fluorocarbon is plenty for most everything...things like reds/specks/ flounder just mono is fine... long light spoons with a snap swivel and mirror lures will be plenty...they don’t toss feathers much as fish ruin it quick...live bait is your friend.....watch some YouTube fishing from the area you will be fishing....

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