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Posted on 11/17 by Captain Brandon Henley in region Florida Fishing Reports West Central

Captain Brandon Henley

Captain Brandon Henley

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Captain Brandon Henley tells us that there is a good snook bite going on right now. Look for them on the open flats around potholes, drop-offs, and tight to the mangroves on high tides. Live bait anglers will want to go with a free-lined scaled sardine for best results. Artificial bait anglers are doing well with the Heddon Super Spook in the bone color. If topwater is not your thing you can go with a Mirrodine in the greenback or white color.

Redfish are being found around the mangroves and oyster bars on higher tides. Artificial bait anglers will want to go with something like a Z-Man PaddlerZ in the redbone color or a Mirrodine juiced up with some Pro-Cure inshore scent. Live bait anglers will do well with shrimp or pilchards as we are seeing a lot of shrimp coming up in the nets as we try to catch pilchards.

Pompano are being found in 2 to 5 feet of water over sandy flats. Artificial bait anglers are doing well with a Doc’s Goofy jig with a pink teaser. Natural bait anglers will want to go with shrimp on a small bucktail jig. This is a sight fishing method as these fish are in large schools. A good idea is to pole in the area and wait until you see the fish before you cast to them.

Cobia are being caught on the flats in 3 to 7 feet of water. They seem to be following the schools of Spanish mackerel that are following the bait schools. Live bait anglers will want to go with a pilchard or pinfish and toss it in front of the cruising cobia. Artificial bait anglers are doing well with a Catch 2000 in gray and white.

Your best days to fish are the 22nd through the 24th

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