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jtsnake
05-30-2016, 01:05 PM
Heading up for our yearly surf fishing trip on Thursday. At the last minute, the only one of our group with a 4x4 backed out and left us scrambling. It seems like we may have two options-rent a 4x4 for a few days (expensive) or hit spots where we can park and walk. I've done pretty well around the jetties and used to do well around Frisco pier before it shallowed up. I'm guessing there are some other spots that may work. We are normally kayaking some baits out for cobia and fishing the usual small stuff for pomps, mullet, etc. Anyone have any advice? Suck it up and pay for a rental or go on foot? Best rental place? Thanks.

surfchunker
05-30-2016, 01:13 PM
sorry to hear that dude

HStew
05-30-2016, 02:36 PM
spend some money on a 4x4 and less on something you can really do without.

jtsnake
05-30-2016, 03:16 PM
spend some money on a 4x4 and less on something you can really do without.

That's probably what we will do. Wasn't sure about rentals though. Don't need 4x4 for pulling boat, hauling stuff where I live so I've held off on buying one.

surfchunker
05-30-2016, 04:23 PM
don't know what kind of shape the pole road is in the this year, but you might be able to use it with 2 wheel drive

bronzbck1
05-30-2016, 07:44 PM
Need a permit and 4x4 on the pole road. Walk over on ramp 43 has been good

jtsnake
05-30-2016, 09:59 PM
Need a permit and 4x4 on the pole road. Walk over on ramp 43 has been good

Thanks for the info Bronz. Surfchunker, we'll get out there one way or another. We are coming in late Thurs afternoon. What about y'all?

surfchunker
05-31-2016, 12:12 AM
Thanks for the info Bronz. Surfchunker, we'll get out there one way or another. We are coming in late Thurs afternoon. What about y'all?

be there Friday morning ... already got permit and license, with be straight back on the sound again

Alexy
05-31-2016, 12:09 PM
Try 44 or 49 ramp and walk out. In all honesty you can usually hitch a ride with some other fishermen out to the surf areas then get one back.

richsandwich
05-31-2016, 12:15 PM
Sucks man. My tranny just blew up Saturday on my way home from work. I'm heading down Friday and probably just going to rent a 4x4 now.

jtsnake
06-01-2016, 08:14 AM
I went ahead and rented a 4x4. We'll be the folks with the big "rental" sign on the side of the SUV, but I guess that beats being the folks hauling a dozen rods, a kayak, and a big cooler up the beach looking for fishy water.

yerbyray
06-01-2016, 10:15 AM
On Backpage I saw where you could rent a tranny.

Oldmulletbreath
06-01-2016, 10:42 PM
Yeah, but which bathroom?

Oldmulletbreath
06-01-2016, 10:43 PM
sorry................. ahh no I'm not

dialout
06-02-2016, 12:02 AM
On Backpage I saw where you could rent a tranny.

I am crying .....hilarious ...seriously that's funny stuff