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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!
Decided to get in some dock fishing Thursday night, despite the recent cold front. Launched my yak at around 7pm. Caught about 5 snook within the hour...and then the bite suddenly died. Fished the rest of the night with nothing to show...not even a bite! It's weird how the bite just suddenly dies. Still...with slow moving tides and a recent cold front, I didn't think I'd get the action I did. Left the water at about 10pm because my feet got too cold. That's the one thing I dislike about yak fishing at night...launching the yak requires me to walk in the water, which leaves my feet cold the rest of the night! Oh well...it was totally worth it. Winter snook fishing has been amazing for me. I almost don't want spring and summer to arrive! All snook were caught on PaddlerZ.