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First time fishing here. Put in at a marsh just off the road. Plenty of baitfish, but the tide was rising fast. First marsh was heavy with oyster and I got no bites. Ended up paddling about 4 miles altogether, fishing and exploring about. Finally found some more suitable, sandy bottom and picked up an 18" flounder. Fished a while longer without a bite and headed in. Got a better idea where to start next time.
 

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No problem, Trigger. I did learn a few things, then came back here for some research that could have told me what I learned before hand. I learned that the current all around that whole area RIPS! My anchor only served to slow down my drift! I also learned that the area I caught the flounder is the famous "haystacks" I've heard about, but didn't know the location of. Just curious, but do you happen to know how the sheepshead fishing is around the bridges? I've never fished for 'em, but have been wanting to give it a try for a while. If so, where nearby is a good place to round up some fiddler crabs?
 

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The sheepshead fishing is great around the bridges and the haystacks are a great place to get fiddlers. So is every other marshy area. As you noticed today the area is busy and trying to sheepshead fish around the bridge with all of the boat traffic and heavy current is dangerous. It would be best to go during the week or hit some off the beaten path spots for sheeps. They hold to other structure as well that doesn't get fished as much such as docks.
 
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