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Great days lately at MacDill. Caught a lot of 18-20 snook, and slot sized reds. Black drum, flounder and juvenile tarpon have been smacking hard as week as well. I was 0-5 on Tarpon hookups last week. I have to learn to bow to the silver king. 17-18 inch trout and a ton of jacks are hitting as well. Great month for variety out on the flats!
I've been getting great redfish reports from a buddy of mine, so I decided to change it up and pursue reds on the flats of south St. Pete. Got off work at 4, loaded up my yak, and was on the water by 4:45. Love the simplicity and efficiency of a yak! Being my first time fishing the area with only an hour of the incoming tide remaining, I wasn't too hopeful. Launched my yak, peddled to the location, and I was immediately greeted with tons of happy mullet. Also saw a couple redfish tails waving at me. I started by throwing my trusty ol' Lil John on a worm hook, but couldn't get a bite. Then I switched to the new AquaDream pinfish spoon I just purchased. Saw a red chase my spoon, but still didn't hook up. 30 minutes later, I switch to my RedBone PaddlerZ with a jighead, cast it out past a big oyster bar, and immediately hook up after a couple cranks. Set the hook twice and I'm on! This red felt solid and made some real good runs for a few minutes before it gave up. Brought her yak side and knew she was an over slot fish. She went around 27.5-28 inches, but was extremely fat!! Definitely one of my fattest redfish! Afterwards, the tide went slack and all the mullet frenzy essentially died. I haven't caught many redfish on lures, but hopefully that'll change soon! What a great start to the beginning of Spring!
slingnbait posted a topic in Inshore Fishing ReportsAfter moving last week to ruskin I was able to get out on the water with a friend from work. We targeted snapper before the winds picked up and got on some fish but not like the ones from last week. But free lining them is always fun in my book. In this video I am going to share a couple of techniques that I have learned over the years. We started off with the snapper and explaining the free lining technique and then headed inshore and let you know what I like to look for when it comes to fishing mangrove islands for reds and snook. I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed making the video!
Pretty Red Grouper PIC: Pamela Shier from Ontario with some pretty red grouper she caught using sardines in about 100 ft offshore of Anna Maria Island. Our party also caught more big grouper and snapper fishing with Capt Larry McGuire. Show Me The Fish Charters cell 941-720-6475. Operating out of the beautiful Bradenton Beach Marina. Cell: (941) 720-6475 website. www.captlarrymcguire.blogspot.comfi