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Battle of Boca Grande Pass Tarpon

Battle of Boca Grande Pass Tarpon

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Boca Grande Pass The Battle of Tarpon

Florida Sportsman Member: HFF

After three trips to Boca Grande Pass we lastly received a crossbow. The 2 previous journeys have been full of actions and hooks, but in all places was dangerous luck. This time, we targeted on the use of stay crabs and sand perch. Tarpon was not as thick because the earlier trips, however there was nonetheless much to do.

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Enjoyable Household Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: Snookaddict91

We stayed on the island for a holiday weekend. The loss of fish, however just a few have been good. The first fish of the weekend was my wife's greatest snook.

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Tarpon and Snook

Florida Sportsman Member: kmagnuss

This boy does all the things he can to get that tarpon and he received it! It was about 20 kilos in a great stream for him. High points of interest and smiling round. It was his first tarpon. Get another one. Then one of the large rods with a mill goes out, but before I can get into it, we've damaged. Tighten down, throw one out, hook it up immediately. Large huge shoulder tip breaks the surface! Then it was canceled. The daddy attached a couple of more tarpons in the vary of 20-30 kilos, but all of them came out. Then we get another huge rod. Another nice smiling little boy scuffling with the boat is doing a tremendous job of preventing with a 38-inch slob and getting a couple of quick photographs of that boat before the discharge. To cease the night time, we nonetheless had one tarpon hook. It was the most important of the night time, between 40 and 50 kilos. We had a boat hollering and cheered him to get it on the boat. He fought it for a superb minute or two, however within the first leaping place, the headache was far an excessive amount of for a decent draw and the road pops up.

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Estero Bay Bites

Florida Sportsman Member: Binder

We'll meet at Mullock Marina at 9.45 and look for a bait. I acquired a text from a pal on a tripod that stated the stand was empty, so I cheated on the garden flooring. For fifteen minutes and one throw, we put a 5 ″ pilchard in the nicely. I used to be stunned that the bays had columns. I had imagined that threads, dollars or pinfish can be hanging as an alternative. We visited a pair of oyster beams on the lookout for redfish or snooker. The boy throws the bar out and fixes the primary day of the day. He finally ends up pouring out of the identical half of the bar and hooks one other blow that’s the similar measurement as the primary. My good friend's daughter was so excited to get her first fish. Scott throws a bit farther away from the bar the place the boy had grabbed him and it value him. Bobber went down, he started to wind up, snook put on the show and jumped a couple of occasions. He will get it on the boat and nets his first mistake (27 ″) he has ever acquired.

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Large Tarpon Sulfur Rod

Florida Athlete Member: kmagnuss

The operation was fairly sluggish in the backcountry. Only a couple of rolls and never a lot on web page scanning. The silence was broken by the voice of the most important tarpon of the yr, which crushed the mill behind the boat, followed by pulling, shouting, and finishing chaos on the boat. All of us blown this fish in the course of the first jumps. It was clearly a tarpon beast. So this factor has apparently gone via earlier than, because he tried to twist us round every cool crab lure. I can't consider we wouldn't have damaged. After fifteen minutes we have been conscious of the lure … and then it occurred. I hear a snap and I'm on the lookout for my shopper who just fell off the boat. The rod grabbed! Nicely, this isn’t good. So now we spend the remaining of the time with him making an attempt to wind down on a fish that isn’t ready to return in, utilizing a kind of bench press method by which he pulls the fish in the direction of him, then rolls up when he pushes his hand out. After half an hour the fish is close sufficient to understand, so I went for it. He hit, the damaged rod touched the road, and the remaining are historical past.

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Snook Are Biting

Florida Sportsman Member: Snookaddict91, BigGuyinaLittleBoat & Binder

Snookaddict91: I went out the other night time and put each wells with two inexperienced throws. I ran to the scene and lost to horror. It was stagnant all night time. It was principally males, however I also obtained a couple of prime positions.

BigGuyinaLittleBoat: I took the home yesterday out of Punta Gorda and ended up getting a new personal greatest snook. He measured slightly below 43 ″. I acquired him enjoying the physique of ladyfish in the creek. I additionally picked up 35 inches earlier than I referred to as it the day.

Binder: I lastly acquired the dimensions I was in search of. At first I assumed it was a cobia of the load and the best way he was swimming in circles across the boat. Then we received a look and realized it was a breeder. When the boatside, we locked Boca's grip on his lips, reduce off a couple of pictures and took the measurement just over 37 ″. I dropped a second bait down and hooked to a different snook, measured out to 35 ″, but he wasn't almost as heavy as the first.

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Good Tarpon Bites

Florida Sportsman Member: kmagnuss

Last night time there was a huge outgoing tide in the harbor. We threw the bulk of the whip in a single day and reached three to ten younger individuals and one small grownup, perhaps 60 to 70 kilos. They activate for 30 minutes and leap a couple of, then turn off the hour after which again. Nevertheless, it was undoubtedly a fun exercise with flying rods. I decided to hit native locations for six extra tarpons the subsequent morning. These have been a mix of stay bait and artificial. Once more, there are not any huge ones, however we had a good time with mild handling.

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Tarpon Time

Florida Athlete: Snookaddict91

We ran to the river as we speak and received our share of snooks, simply couldn't get huge. We decided to hit a place where we often leap just a little on the younger tarpon and received some of them and lost a number of jumps. When the tide turned, we went in the direction of the large tarpon gap. We weren't even there for the entire 15 minutes and we have been already singing! After an hour, she was boating, revived and swam away for an additional day! He seemed to have survived the current shark attack.

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Miscellaneous Luggage

Florida Sportsman Member: Binder & dodger31

Discussion board Member Binder returns to the Bay once they have good outcomes with Cobia, Grouper and with a jacker. east. They have been caught all over the place virtually all over the place and one redfish just over 26 ″ and misplaced one other. On the similar time, the dodger31 was profitable in Sanefel's lighthouse, where he and his sons acquired a mangrove snapper till the mackerel moved and commenced to mess. After getting caught about 25 and preserving the smoker 4. After the shrimp ran out, the mackerel needed increasingly more burgers, pink pompas.

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Family Fishing Weekend

Florida Sportsman Member: Snookaddict91

Even in the hurricane wind we had an enormous weekend. There was lots of bait and many of fish to comply with. We landed a number of guards of pink and acquired 18-20 ″ trout for every cease. There were also good flounder and large snapper. Last however not least, there was so much of little pike and we lost one overhead. Will come again this weekend to attempt it once more.

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Tarpon Tussle

Florida Athlete Member: kmagnuss

I went to make a small patrol circuit for a brand new place and acquired so much of time. I asked for a robust departure and I managed to go to four with eleven jewelers. Most have been 4.75 ″ Pro Tail Eel, however the pair was in Baitbusters. I've only fished for 2 hours and had to go residence, so it was pretty much non-stop. Then again, I took out some individuals yesterday and only managed one.

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Coastal Plan for Success

Florida Sportsman Member: maxwew59

I used to be down at Fort Myers Seashore and Estero Bay fishing week and a half yr ago from Michigan and doubtless at greatest fishing we've ever had been there. The key was to seek out the inexperienced mornings alongside the beaches and hitting oysters and mangrove, who had good power consumption on the incoming tide. We get there and we start chumming after which the blasts comply with quickly. Day by day there was a consistent activity with rather a lot of horror, outlet, and random redfish. The most important horror of this trip was this 36 inch reside green.

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Night time Bites

Florida Sportsman Member: kmagnuss

We have been fishing for outgoing and couple of hours of good revenue and pretty good outcomes. Steve received two nice 35-40 kg tarpon boats that put a very good struggle. He also reeled the black drum physique out of the structure early within the evening. One of the tarpons was caught in black and eels, and the medium-sized Snooki was boasted with the same enthusiasm

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Morning Tarpon

Florida Sportsman Member: kmagnuss

We obtained out of the primary mild and immediately saw some jewels shifting round us. Not a ton, but simply enough to make it fascinating. We had some good hits, however we couldn't mix. Then Russell obtained this 30 pound into the boat. It was a reasonably crazy battle in a light-weight interview, and everybody had hoped. We had some massive shocks, whereas the bananas chased around the yard, jumped into it, whistled beneath the pole beneath piling, and then jumped again into the boat. Unfortunately, one acquired away. We decided to extend the trip a bit of bit and headed to a different place and we virtually acquired one other boat that was a bit of smaller, about 20 ″ -ish.

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Breakdown of Bonita Seashore

Florida Sportsman Member: Fishbuster Dave

On St. Patrick's Day I fished 19-23 miles offshore with Darren and Linda Rachman and their buddies, Craig and Heather Laudenslager. The group used twisted baits and squid per twenty grunts 14 inches, half a dozen strips of 14 inches, 15 inch porkfish and 13 inch porgy.

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Southwest Exploring

Florida Sportsman Member: bayhawk

Discussion board member bayhawk spent a couple of days fishing with the household and had a number of good catches, together with the trio, sheepskin, snook, trout, tarpon and even black. Click on the link under to learn the complete report.

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Bonita Seashore

Florida Sportsman: Fishbuster Dave

The Fishbuster Dave provides the final couple of weeks of preventing towards his catches of winds. 19659005] Click here to view the entire discussion board report


Edison Sheepshead

Florida Athlete Member: Joesaranti

We went out on the street and the operation was great, but the fish have been small. We had one guard out of about 20. The weather was so calm, it was an exquisite day! We determined to go out to Edison to see if there were fish to catch. We were not disenchanted! We had great motion till the tide died, and then it was fish and fish there.

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Matlacha Trout

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

The target species of the day have been trout, using good circumstances. Each obtained at the very least a dozen trout and Karina acquired a baby bonnet and a pair of shoe lures. Lillie was also a pair of puffers and had an awesome trout day that went over 20 ″. Although we might have stored an excellent seven or eight trout, every little thing was closed and released as we speak. I try to train them to launch immediately, so that we will catch them once more later.

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Windy Winter Tarpon

Florida Sportsman Member: kmagnuss

With all this wind and cooling temperatures I assumed I'd attempt one at winter in Tarpon – Places to see if they have been there but. The inflexible NE wind made it inconceivable to see if there were any daring rolls. I ended up jumping to 3, two 40-year-olds and 50 years previous can be one of the best guess for them. Two shook the hook on the primary leap and one shot immediately beneath the boat and jumped up the other aspect before I might react. The truth that 2oz paddletails with black / violet and sluggish search was the one that attracted it to the depths the place they sat. Hopefully we may have a light winter once more, so these individuals will stay just a little lively.

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Hungry Fish

Florida Sportsman Member: kmagnuss

We stayed in the calm seas of the Stump Pass and immediately saw staff' birds over Spanish mackerel in good numbers. We used the epoxy jumps that had good success. We obtained caught a few dozen before we received enough residence. Not likely huge, most of that are round 15 ″. We switched gears and started operating and gun for some triple merchandise. Ross landed a couple very nice, and the two who received caught have been too small. On the best way we stopped at Tom Adams for 30 minutes to see if we might decide up the sheep. Ross landed instantly, and then we just hung and obtained a number of ways of undersized gags, two snooks and Jack.

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Sanibel Results

Florida Sportsman Member: bigyellowtuna

I went to beaches that took X Rapin 7 and eight:30 every morning on trip. The first morning I went to 4 for seven, the second to 2 to 3, and the third morning I only had one. I also spent one afternoon fishing with shrimp reduce on the seashore and ruled one respectable whiting, and one afternoon threw a white bucktail jig that produced two snooks and ladyfish. Lastly, lease a pontoon boat with the wife and youngsters in the tarpon bay. There were no arresters, however we succeeded in many sea troubles and teams of monsters.

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Stump Pass Tarpon

Florida Sportsman Member: kmagnuss

I ran the Stump Pass to the flat Persian Gulf and headed south. I arrived and I noticed fairly a number of rolls before I obtained my first bait. Within ten minutes the first one was on and within ten seconds the primary one was off. I acquired to leap seven more and received two boats. Not nice immediately, but nonetheless enjoyable. The chew was good for an hour and turned off when the tide turned.

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Charlotte Harbor selection

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

We began at Ponce De Leon Park in Punta Gorda and went to get a reside bait. It was ample, because the predators chased them. We three of us, hooked and jumped a dozen of tarpon as well as half a dozen or extra trout, as well as some rubbish catfish, a pair of mangroves and ladyfish. Chew slowed, so we went in search of pink. We hit the western wall and reside chummed, which led to 3 hits instantly.

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Matlacha Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

I labored on a mangrove shoreline where Mike threw jig head with shrimp and used zoom-powder. In the early levels, we managed to get some ladyfish, small trout, after which a smaller snook. Mike hooked with 29 ″ redfish. When the water got here to quite high mangroves, we took a nice level with shifting water. I minimize some ladyfish into pieces and spread them. Mike continued his success in the combination of jighead and shrimp. He was boating at an undersized purple at 17.5 ″, adopted by 16 ″, adopted by a 22 inch keeper. Finally I gave up the deer and went with stay shrimp.

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Matlacha Tailing Reds

A member of the Florida Sportsman: See's Tails93

within the Matlacha area and the bait was plentiful. We had to look forward to the tide to start to crash so as to detect some motion. The mill was in all places and positive you would begin seeing the reds open, rolling at the bottom of the milling. The varsity we have been concentrating on slowly fell back in the direction of the skiff on the runway. I gave it a nice tribe in entrance of the varsity and gave me a deal with. Lastly, odor it and did not hesitate to eat. These fish have been very healthy!

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Tarpon Poppin & # 39;

Florida Athlete: kmagnuss

I took buddies immediately who had by no means demolished tarpon and altered on their behalf. Not massive as we speak, however we managed to go from three to 5 younger individuals as much as 40 kg. All the fish artificially seized shortly. The fish was popping in all places, slurping up shrimp and glass minnows.

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Esther Bay Bay Water

Florida Sportsman Member: Fishbuster Dave

I was back on the backwaters of southern Estero Bay on Saturday morning on the tour and Gayle Repetto. The couple used reside shrimp to get a 15 inch black drum, a short sheep, a 14 inch sandy seashore, and two shoulder redfish for 22 inches and 24 inches. Here is Steve and Gayle Repetto, with a 24-inch redfish caught in shrimp.

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Tarpon on Hogys

Florida Sportsman Member: kmagnuss

I met Captain Ross with runners final night time to rinse out good bait. About three throws, Ross hooked a strong 75-80 kilos of fish. The operation was pretty flat during a stronger tide, but died when the tide slowed. All of the fish have been caught in giant white to paddle and seven ″ to eels purple flakes. We landed in four out of five, all adults.

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Coastal Night time Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: kmagnuss

Good occasions right now. We obtained to a younger tarpon and we landed two out of four. Three had totally different types, one of which was pinfish. We also have a number of snooks. As soon as again, that’s and one other pinfish. We additionally acquired a couple of ladyfish to make use of hippocampus and ran two respectable sharks earlier than they have been unloaded by a pacesetter / leader interface from one of them.

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Coastal Variety

Florida Sports Manin Member: GatorInPISound

I have been an early riser pipe, asking bait and tried to get the fish earlier than it will get scorching. Or this yr, earlier than it's too windy and rainy. It appears that evidently Shiner have been to me a bit troublesome to see, but the pins have been generous and since they’re usually very giant, I fished them by slicing and background.

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Sanibel Fishing Trip

Florida Sportsman Member: Hobbs28midsouth

Despite weather circumstances, I used to be unbiased of seashore fishing, so we received there when the solar rose. After about an hour we have been caught 5 or 6 small. Then I acquired a couple of good 26 ″ greens. We had about 25-30 each in the subsequent four hours, they usually just stopped beating. I used 3000 coils with 10 kilos of pounds and 30 kilos of fluorine.

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Might Night time Snook ”

Florida Athlete Member: Jirvin70

In Might, fishing was combined with me. I didn't get so many snooks, however those I received caught have been greater than final yr. I don't have much time to fish in daylight, but I rely on some tips to inform me how the night time goes on: pelicans, huge baits and ladyfish. I call this "Trifecta"

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Non-Stop Tarpon with a headlamp

Florida Sportsman member: kmagnuss

Immediately we caught a huge outbound backside and only we blasted the tarpon. From the beginning, we concentrated the fish in the air every 12 minutes. Continuous laughs and hollering all night time. All of the fish have been 30-45 pounds, but the man with the sunshine deal with has an explosion. We even had a pair doubles tonight. The flight bar was on hearth when used. It was often no more than four to five before it was fastened.

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Venice Pompano Saves the Day

Florida Sportsman Member: rhymechizel

 Venice Pompano

I used to be trolling back to the launch website, jerkin and hooked on this Pompano. One fish can change the day.

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Boca Grande Huge Snook

Florida Sportsman Member: Dorian Kennedy

 Boca Grande Big Snook [19459605] ” width=”300″ peak=”195″ class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-110679″/> Final yr my son grabbed three big snooks in someday at his personal greatest of 40 inches. We went out for the primary time this yr and provided it with this 41 1/2 inch snooker.

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t huge loot bait, they made a pleasant king. Then 118 ft of water with a free cigar, another king takes the bait.

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Night time Snook's

Member of Florida Sportsman: kmagnuss

 Night Snookin & # 39;

When the tide was to die for, we did not do good, besides Matt was drawn to probably the most horrible 34 "snookiin, which I have ever seen.

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t away from the bay and the water has turn out to be very cloudy.

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t two guards, 28 ″ and 33 ″ straight from the nostril.

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Port Charlotte Snook

Member of Florida Sportsman: Snookaddict91

 Charlotte Snook

although the wind was horrible!

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Sanibel Sheepshead

Member of Florida Sportsman: larrywitt

 Sanilbel Sheepshead

Job. He descends to the first 17 ″ 18-year-old sheep's lamb and the boy is in a smile on his face now. We acquired 14 sheep from 14 ″ to 18 ″ in the field, a large number of legal sizes have been released to get a bit greater, two good pompos and one nice flounder.

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Sheepshead on the Reef

Florida Sportsman Member: larrywitt

 Sheep Head on the Reef

I used to be the first to catch its 22-inch sheep. Mary is in battle with another huge, her rod tip is pulled into the water, then nothing. His knot came again. He has all the time needed to tie his own knots and this was an instance of being careless and dropping an enormous fish.

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Estero Bay Snook and Snapper

A member of the Florida Sportsman: snipes27

 Estero Bay Snook

Deleted through the first two hours of outbreaking shrimp underneath the swimmers. A complete of 9 barks 18-30 inches. I acquired two snooks with the new LiveTarget Scaled Sardine swimbait. Just jigged it to the present and bam!

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Outgoing Tide Snooking

Florida Sportsman Member: kmagnuss

 Snooking

Ross experimented with new 4-inch front wheels which might be pre-attached. When the water slowed down, he had an excellent success with the 9 ″ basic eels. In about 4 hours, we sailed eight yards that have been 24 ″ 31 ″. Ross definitely taught me the accuracy of casting, particularly the accuracy of the space. The shortage of a desired level for 12 ″ might have a distinction that brought about the 40 ″ hook to be seen in your bait.

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South Matlacha Topwater Action

Florida Sportsman Member: offshore22

 Matlacha Topwater

When the tide turned, it was get together time. Tropical trout is absolutely rewarding. I counted 4 nice guards and lost a monster that would have been simply 24-26 ″. About half a dozen. My selection is Yo-Zur's 3db pen.

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Tarpon and Snook

Florida Athlete Member: kmagnuss

 Tarpon and Snook

I went to 2 for six and the estimated weights ranged from 12 lbs and 50 kg. We also had so much of us. In all probability six respectable released and one eight or so misplaced in piles or pulled hooks

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Charlotte Harbor Bluefish

Member of Florida Sportsman: yank707
  Charlotte Harbor Bluefish

We fished some keys with shrimp in a circular hook and bobber. We found a faculty of blue bears and put down an influence column.

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Windshow Pine Island

Florida Sportsman Member: TimGleason

 Wind Fishing in Pine Island

Kalat olivat erittäin aktiivisia ja heittelivät syöttiä kuudessa jalat vettä. Enimmäkseen pienempi piiloutui suoraan rantaviivaa vasten. Pommitettiin muutama sata piha-aukkoa kolmelle punasimppulle, yksi kunnollinen noin 26 ″. Lisäksi nabbed kaksi taimen, molemmat kunnon 17 ″ tai niin. Snook oli ääretön, suurin pyydetty oli noin 26 ″.

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Matlacha Pass Snook ja Reds

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: TimGleason

 Matlacha Pass Snook

Kalastus on ollut yllättävän vakaa. Slot-koko ja alamittainen snook ovat olleet vakaita predawn- ja dawn-aikakehyksessä. Myös punasimpun purenta on ollut vakaa. Kalastus ei ole tulessa, mutta punaista vuorovesi-aluetta on parempi kuin vesi, jolla ei ole elämää

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Pine Island Ladyfish ja muut

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: ReelFinsFlorida
 Pine Island Ladyfish

Tyttöystäväni veti hirviö ladyfish, joka on suurin, mitä olen nähnyt jonkin aikaa. Tämän jälkeen päätämme siirtyä ja löysimme hyviä toimia Cabbage Keyin lähellä. I was capable of put my girlfriend on her first snook! Apart from that, we ended up catching a ton of snappers, smaller snook and in addition an honest trout.

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Pine Island Snook and Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: TimGleason

pine island fishing

Snook chew has been steady on outgoing tide in the dead of night/grey mild. Decide chew on 15″ – 32″ snook fishing darkish colour 5″ swimbaits rigged weedless. Getting slot fish every other day or so. On to purple fishing as soon as it gets a bit lighter. Getting some slot, in addition to overslot fish every day on similar baits, however white/silver.

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Inshore Family Day

Florida Sportsman member: kmagnuss

Tons of action on the water to keep the kiddos busy. I even broke down and purchased some shrimp which seems to maintain them occupied for longer than it ought to. Nothing huge but a couple keeper trout and flounder have been caught along with some jacks, women, and snapper.

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Lemon Bay Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman member: kmagnuss

All we did was drift and catch fish. Pretty much non-stop action for a couple hours until the tide went slack. Caught a number of trout, snook, jacks, and one bluefish that she couldn’t deal with herself.

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Reds, Snook and More

Florida Sportsman member: Binder

We dropped the powerpole and “fired out” some baits. Inside minutes we had a double hookup on a redfish and a snook. We re-baited and casted in the identical spot, one other pink.

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A Fishing Journey to Keep in mind

Florida Sportsman member: Gonzalezrob

Day two began slower than day one, however Capt. Ozzie Fischer was determined to put us on some quality fish. After making an attempt a couple of spots and netting some reside pilchards, Capt. placed on a bunch of snook. There have been a couple of events have been we had doubleheader and even a triple header.

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Pine Island Solo Action

Florida Sportsman member: TimGleason

The one evening I did handle to get out on the low tides, I additionally found a number of tailers that didn’t need to chew. Poling house, I noticed a wad of fish about 400 yards away. Received to stalk them and lay a lure into them for a 31-incher. Largest of the season to date. Good to see a pleasant faculty of 15 or 20 massive fish happily tailing.

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Sarasota Bay Drum

Florida Sportsman member: former bluefishinny

We hit an area, and after a couple of little trout pops, Mark will get a pleasant boil on his Super Spook. Fish rolls, we will see its a pink – “fire at him, see if he will eat you” Mark says. I present a smaller bait, totally different shade. Swirl, and I’m on to this just shy 28 inch pink.

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A Pink Morning

Florida Sportsman member: GatorInPISound

At this level we have been hoping the incoming tide would actually trigger a chew however the only factor we conjured up was a small shark. We continued on for a bit and picked up a pair more reds together with a tiny reddish wanting shark and a 22 inch snook.

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Current Outings

Florida Sportsman member: Bassin Murderer

Forged out my mullet in mullet colour and it acquired crushed at 1:35pm. Set the hook and felt good weight. She stayed down and I knew it was a pink. She made a number of drag-screaming runs and used the boat for canopy when that didn’t work. Lastly obtained her in the internet and she or he got here in at wholesome 27 Three/4 inches.

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Beginning the Morning Right

Florida Sportsman member: Snookaddict91

Hit the river Monday morning wasn’t there 10 minutes and landed a 41 inch snook, can’t complain about that sort of start to the week! Caught one other shortly after that was 32 inches and quite a number of small snook.

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Low Water in Estero

Florida Sportsman member: Grey Beard

The wind was blowing a bit and not quite positive when water can be deep enough to navigate the oyster bar. Second forged received smacked and the fish turned right at the boat. By the point I might turn the boat round she was into my backing knot.

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Fishy Weekend

Florida Sportsman member: former bluefishinny

Rising tide yielded a topwater redfish for Mark pretty quick. The wind picked up, and we determined to hit East Bay. I used to be rewarded with a topwater purple as nicely. And a few minutes later, a snook to complete the slam.

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September Reds

Florida Sportsman member: GatorInPISound

Bait has been excellent with ballyhoo, shiners, and pinfish being plentiful, to the north has been simpler than south for me in that regard. I’ve been focusing on redfish more than anything, on the lookout for the fish to high school.

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Breaking within the New Skiff

Florida Sportsman member: JoshW

I picked up a brand new to me Dolphin Renegade Pro last week. I fished some skinny stuff on Saturday and Sunday morning for the falling tide. The morning snook chew was nice within the mangroves and the reds bit nicely on the low. All fish have been caught on artificials and my son received his first slam on artificial this weekend.

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Tarpon and Extra

Florida Sportsman member: kmagnuss

Discussion board member kmagnuss obtained into some strong fish just lately, including 7 landed tarpon and snook.

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Southwest Redfish Chew

Florida Sportsman member: GatorInPISound

The rain slowed issues up just a little and altered the chew from actively aggressive to timid and lethargic but the fish did cooperate. I thank the lord for enabling us to catch fish and have protected passage on the water, it was an amazing three weeks of fishing.

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New Personal Greatest

Florida Sportsman member: red_magnet

We fished late afternoon yesterday until about 10:00pm. Caught a 20 inch snook, 29 inch snook , huge black drum and a much bigger black drum. Second Drum was all of 25 pounds and fought like a vw bug and felt like a medium measurement dog whenever you picked him up.

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Night time Time Artificial Chew

Florida Sportsman member: flsnookhunter

this past week I was staying at South Seas and fishing Redfish Pass from shore. There was a strong chew virtually each night time. Ended up catching around 15 snook, a small tarpon, and a few trout. All of these fish have been caught on the Spooltek 6 inch Fatty in electric ladyfish apart from 3 on pinfish.

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Sliming up the New Boat

Florida Sportsman member: jvanpelt

I traded in the paddles for an outboard and obtained myself an Motion Craft Flyfisher. Yesterday was the first of many street journeys. This was a short one right down to Chokoloskee to do some exploring.

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Southwest Inshore Chew

Florida Sportsman member: TimGleason

Been doing properly on Redfish and Snook on Pine Island east aspect. Topwater and White Berkley 5″ Grass Pigs working over mullet faculties. Not lighting it up however a gentle fish or two each time I’m going out.

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Epic Month of Tarpon Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Ross

The previous few weeks have really rotated my tarpon season. Between journeys with buddies, we’ve managed to jump properly over 100 tarpon on tender baits through the month of Might. Lost monitor of what number of landed, however it’s round 45%.

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Sarasota Snook

Florida Sportsman member: SRQSkinnywater

We followed it for a ways throwing lures at it and that i ended up hooking up on it with a 7 inch mullet that it inhaled. All in all it was an incredible day with my personal greatest snook at 40 inches even!

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Charlotte Harbor Chew

Florida Sportsman member: Real V

Went out at about noon to see if I might find some trout and reds. What a day, began off with two 18 inch trout and then hooked 4 cobia. The most important I landed was 30 inches. I noticed about 30 cobia in all. then hit the west wall and received a 25 inch purple.

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Charlotte Harbor Night time Chew

Florida Sportsman member: Actual V

Took my pal Doug from Wisconsin out. He caught his first snook ever and a few black drum. We received one keeper and I received a 38 inch snook. I don’t know why the black drum have moved in so early, however saturday night time I acquired a 45 inch blackdrum.

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Sanibel Trout Chew

Florida Sportsman member: Gray Beard

It was noon and the bumpy northeast winds of the early morning have been gone and it was now flat calm. I placed on a chartreuse Zara Spook Jr. and missed an honest chew. Then an enormous whoosh and a pleasant battle, considering I had another pink, it turned out to be my largest trout ever at 25 inches and 5 kilos, a real gator.

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East Wall Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: Ryanlee

I waited till the tide wasn’t unfavourable to go out and noticed so much of reds on the east wall. Water temps have been around 74 degrees. Acquired a pleasant 30 inch fish on a zman shrimp. I’m capable of cover lots of floor with my trolling motor in search of them.

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Taking the Youngsters Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: Tight Loops

The chew by no means really turned on but was regular all afternoon. Principally shorts and “fun” fishing but we acquired to see mangrove snapper, a grunt, a lane snapper, tomtates, spanish mackerel, one flounder, sand perch, blue runners, whiting, child grouper and a puffer that was an enormous hit because it inflated.

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Pine Island Flats

Florida Sportsman member: CoTroutGuy

Forum member CoTroutGuy received out lately and chased some fish in the shallow water. Recognizing tailing redfish in the overcast circumstances at hand was robust, but he was capable of land a nice purple and a pleasant snook!

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Pine Island Inshore

Florida Sportsman member: GatorInPISound

At this point we checked out some potholes and sandy naked backside zones to see if the fish may be hanging around waiting on the incoming, and a few have been.

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A Nice Surprise

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Ross

We went out final night time fishing the incoming tide. Hoping to seek out some massive snook and tarpon, but had a tough time getting our baits by way of…COBIA? Wound up landing Three as much as 30 kilos and broke off another pig. The cobia bit greatest on slack tide using Hogy HDUV Black/Purple Flake Paddle Tails on 1 ounce Jig Heads.

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Bumping the Bridges

Florida Sportsman member: Actual V

Discussion board member Actual V received into some good Charlotte Harbor snook lately. The tactic used for these linesider was hopping D.O.A. Terroreyz alongside the underside round bridge construction.

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Southwest Inshore Chew

Florida Sportsman member: Binder

We moved to a stretch of groves and landed 16 snook, Three reds, 4 mangrove snapper, Three jacks and a trout. We moved one last time to a different section of groves and caught 6 more snook and a couple of jacks. Again by 2 they usually have been pleased!

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Tarpon, Tripletail and Extra

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Ross

We’ve nonetheless been plugging away at tarpon at night time, it was a bit inconsistent across the last full moon. One night time we jumped six, the subsequent night time four, then the two following journeys we jumped an enormous fat zero.

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Peace River Snook

Florida Sportsman member: Snookaddict91

Discussion board member Snookaddict91 obtained into some nice snook whereas fishing the peace river. Fishing the shorelines for these fish, it may be a blast pulling them out of the sticks on spinning deal with. Nice fish!

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Preventing the Heat, Catching Fish

Florida Sportsman member: GatorInPISound

As the tide finally reached the branches of the mangroves, we decided to start out working the bushes. It turned out to be a good idea and the fish cooperated. They obtained fired up, eating each beneath and off of the bushes. When the solar went behind a cloud the fish got here out very far off the shadow line, and when it was sunny they retreated to the sanctuary of the roots.

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Snook and Tarpon Motion In July

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Ross

Most tarpon have been within the 40 to 80 pound vary and we’ve been averaging 2 to five tarpon in the air per night time for our effort. Whereas it’s not the out of management pleasure that late April, Might and June provided, one can’t simply hand over on tarpon fishing when it will get a bit harder.

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Pine Island Inshore

Florida Sportsman member: RichieUF

About 11am we discovered a nice faculty of about 40 fish in a location about 10 miles from the place we had seen the opposite faculties. We managed to tug Three out of it earlier than we lost it. 2 of the three have been properly over the slot, however one would have been close sufficient to take a journey to the scales and let the measure man determine.

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Pine Island Inshore

Florida Sportsman member: RichieUF

About 11am we discovered a nice faculty of about 40 fish in a location about 10 miles from where we had seen the opposite faculties. We managed to tug 3 out of it before we lost it. 2 of the 3 have been nicely over the slot, but one would have been close sufficient to take a journey to the scales and let the measure man determine.

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Southwest Inshore Chew

Florida Sportsman member: gumgator

Discussion board member gumgator shared some footage of current trips with a pleasant selection of inshore fish.

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Early Morning Inshore Chew

Florida Sportsman member: cptjoshua420

I took my grandfather out final week earlier than the super moon. we had pretty good luck early within the morning on the incoming tides. the whitebait was everywhere in the mouth of the Caloosahatchee, and when you might find any island sheltering the bait from the robust tides you’ll more than doubtless hook up.

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Tearin’ Up the Reds

Florida Sportsman member: GatorInPISound

This week we decided to return to the flats and see what we might do for a number of hours. At the finish of the outgoing we had an incredible faculty of reds absolutely smash a pinfish and rip the chief off. I do not know how massive those fish have been however they had to be nicely over 30 inches.

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Little Woman, Huge Snook

Florida Sportsman member: kmagnuss

Next one on was greater, however didn’t really feel like something particular as I was handing the rod to her. As quickly as she started to reel it was just like the change went off in the fish’s head that he was hooked and he began pulling drag. I held the pole whereas she struggled to reel. It took a few minutes however we received it within the boat and it went 31 inches!

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Tarpon Time!

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Ross

It’s no secret tarpon fishing is superb proper now. Massive teams of tarpon are shifting alongside the seashores and through the sound. I nonetheless don’t have much time to fish in the course of the day, however night time fishing is turning into very productive.

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Fort Myers Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Bill Curtis

After the first 2 baits obtained stolen, the third was the appeal when the massive threadfin received hammered and an enormous snook broke the water when the circle hook came tight. My angler did a stellar job of leaning on the fish, with the 20 pound braid, as it raced to the mangrove roots hoping to escape. The slob snook barely fit in the internet, and we gently cradled her for a pair of footage before I spent the time to revive her, and she or he swam away robust.

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Bull Pink and Extra

Florida Sportsman member: Flats Blue 96

On Sunday we went to Estero Bay. We have been fishing alongside the sides of the mangroves catching so much of sheepshead and a couple small snook. Then out of no the place a huge purple cruised by, so I tossed my greenie off the again of the boat and put out some slack line. I started to reel it in considering he had swam by when my drag started screaming. Received my personal greatest purple within the boat after a pair minutes and he measured 38 inches.

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Night time Time Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Ross

It was a particular fish for the angler, his first tarpon and largest fish so far. It’s also the smallest one landed to date this season, right round 60 kilos. It made for a brief, exciting fish full of leaps and head shakes. A perfect, manageable present for our angler.

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Windy Southwest Reds

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Ross

Hit the pink faculty and was attached inside 2 minutes of the first forged. Hooked about 20 fish and landed 13 in an hour or so, then headed again for the ramp. A superb day with captain Mike catching a ton of fish in a brief amount of time in dangerous weather.

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Southwest Reds on Artificials

Florida Sportsman member: GatorInPISound

A couple of days in the past a buddy and I made a decision to work some silver and gold spoons in addition to some gulps on jig heads. We targeted on deep sandy drop offs from bars as well as some mangrove shorelines that have been flooded with the incoming tide.

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Shallow Water Trout and Pompano

Florida Sportsman member: aaron

Hit the flats after faculty for a bit at the moment, and did really good. I caught 2 keeper sized trout on fly and a keeper pompano on fly. My buddy was on hearth. He caught 4 trout, going 18 to 22 inches and a whopper at 25 inches! He also obtained a 17 inch pompano. All of his fish have been caught on a mirrodine. The fly I used to be utilizing was a dollar wanting streamer.

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Woman Lovin’ Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: GatorInPISound

I’ve been using minimize mullet however right now I was capable of seize a couple of ladyfish on a spoon very first thing within the morning. I used to be excited to see if they might be equally efficient. I attempted a couple of spots and with a low, low tide and it appeared like eternally earlier than the tide started to refill some locations that I wish to fish.

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Pine Island Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: Capt JohnZ

Lastly had a chance to take the neighbor out for a visit. Fish have been biting on minimize pins and shrimp. Getting so much of oversize ones. Spend most of my time in the Pine Island Sound.

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Sanibel Sharkin’

Florida Sportsman member: Reelinrudy

After I decided it had the bait lengthy enough I pushed the drag up into the “strike” setting and maneuvered the rod up and rested it on my shoulder. As I felt the line begin to return tight, I ran forward away from the water to take the stretch out of the springy monofilament and pumped the rod to set the hook. After 20 ft I might really feel the fish on the other end and rotated and wound tight as I made my means back to the water. I Labored the fish a bit and everybody watching did not consider there was a fish on the top. I knew it was there nevertheless, not a huge fish, but there was undoubtedly a shark there.

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Maintaining The Rod Bent In Pine Island

Florida Sportsman member: nitelite08

Using stay shrimp on a jighead, outgoing tide by some previous pilings and a small drop off. Sorted via the standard brief sheepshead, mangrove snapper, lots of spanish mackerel and jacks. Obtained an excellent chew about 30 minutes in a few minutes later pulled in a really nice black drum.

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December Southwest Inshore

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Ross

The number of bites has decreased, but the quality continues to be there in case you handle to hook up. Grownup Tarpon have been feeding nicely on Hogy 10 inch Unique Collection Tender Baits rigged weightless and fished very slowly across the surface. Black has been the perfect producing colour.

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You Will All the time Keep in mind Your First Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: fishdish

My Eight yr can’t quite forged far sufficient for studios fishing but so she casted out so far as she might and let the line exit as we drifted. It wasn’t however a minute later once I heard “Daddy, Daddy, I got one”. I assumed she might have been snagged on the underside but her screaming drag stated redfish! She tried to cross the rod to me however I informed her it wasn’t occurring. The only help I gave her was I tightened up her drag just a little and held the boat nonetheless with the pole. 5 minutes later we had a 25 inch pink on board!

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Low Tide Fishing In The Southwest

Florida Sportsman member: Tight Loops

Backside of the complete moon low tide, just because it began to flood again in. I had a couple of people I needed to point out tailing pink fish to on a flat in less than a foot of water. Saturday was the better of the 2 days because it stayed overcast for many of the morning. We managed to seek out some redfish and a few nice single trout hanging out as properly.

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Seashore Sharkin’

Florida Sportsman member: Shore Catch Fishing

15 minutes later the primary Bull hit the seashore. We stayed for Four hours and had 10 or so runs, Caught some Bt’s and Spinners as properly.

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Whitebaiting The Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: Inshoreslam

Chew was sluggish at first but shortly fired up and stayed fairly constant for a number of hours. As quickly because the wind picked up and the chew died we headed in. Wound up with round 15 reds for the day starting from 22 to 27 inch all wanting thick and healthy.

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Captiva Snook

Florida Sportsman member: Snookslayer772

Traveled over to Captiva Island this weekend from Stuart for the Floridians for clear water rally to stop the dumping from lake O. I Needed to try to squeeze in some fishing whereas over there. Talked to some local guides and asked them what they considered some good wading spots and some tipped me off. Awakened sunday morning at 6:30 to hit the first mild chew and it paid off. Found a fantastic Mangrove pocket and decided to offer it a shot. No more than 10 casts later did this wholesome 36 inch snook come up and smash my prime water. In less than a foot of water which made it an awesome visual chew and an incredible struggle on a 2000 sized reel. I ended up catching seven snook and one nice trout to end the morning.

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August Reds

Florida Sportsman member: GatorInPISound

August has been a reasonably good month up to now. My boat was down for a bit but I’ve been capable of run a number of trips as of late. Ive been getting out with family, church brethren, and buddies. The pot holes are holding fish on the bottom of the tide and the oyster bars and bushes have been good on the high water. The fishing seems to be like it is going to be just fantastic out there and the bait is wanting like it is getting higher. The shiners are virtually full grown now. The reds are eating each of em and pinfish are nothing to sneeze at, they get it completed as properly.

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Another One for the Data

Florida Sportsman member: former bluefishinny

Tonight I slipped out with discussion board member Fatsnook. We entered the water around 4:30, solely to be greeting with an excellent thunder boomer. We took shelter within the sticks, waited 10 minutes and the storm handed over. Bait in all places, only a lack of predators. Finish end result was not too dangerous, simply inferior to I had anticipated. We caught 6 snook with 2 going over 28 inches, 1 fats bluefish, 1 flounder, and a few trout. Tonight (I try to hold data) was my 75th snook on synthetic this yr at this specific location (76th based on document preserving).

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Rough Climate Reds & Extra

Florida Sportsman member: GatorInPISound

Sure, I have been crazy enough to venture out into the climate the previous few days. I began out making an attempt to catch bait and had what has been persistently a troublesome time doing it. Pinfish just swarm my chum but I’ve not been capable of get a internet on them. I ended up getting an excellent couple of dozen over sized pins and a ton of them concerning the measurement of your thumb. I by no means get too caught up in bait and just use what I catch. So, with that in thoughts we continued on via a storm with lightening and thunder and bee sting like rain in the face to our first vacation spot…..

The fish have been prepared from the get go and I feel we ended up catching round 20 drum. The mullet have been swarming the shorelines and it all the time looks like the reds usually are not far behind, just gotta be affected person. There were bites once we needed to wait em out after which there have been some that hit like we threw it into their mouth[…]

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Recent and Salt Water Success

Florida Sportsman member:RollerToaster

My buddy Ben got here into city from England to do some fishing, he was an avid fisherman so we went out in search of some snook. The day began out sluggish, once we acquired to at least one of my favourite creeks on the Caloosahatchee however on account of weak tides it was too risky to go in all the best way. As we labored some new shorelines Ben managed this good 20 inch flounder on reside shrimp. After that the fishing died down again till a man with a ship wrap for Lobster Woman Seafood in Cape Coral gave us some extremely good whitebait. After that it was recreation on with the snook, we managed a 31 inch, a 33 inch and a 36 inch snook in the span of about 30 minutes earlier than it died down once more. Once the snook chew died down the wind picked up, so we determined together with his limited time right here we should always go attempt to catch him a pleasant largemouth bass, so we have been off to the North Cape Canals with a bucket of reside shiners. We caught at the very least 15 bass Ben managed fairly a couple of small-medium sized bass and I managed to select up this nice bucket mouth. All in all it was an superior day, it’s not all over the place you’ll be able to catch big snook and bass all in at some point. It makes me glad I’ve gotten to grow up and stay down here in SWFL…

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Tarpon Seashore Snook

Florida Sportsman member: cpr

Went to the Sanibel pier and netted finger mullet and mohara 2-4 inch. The pier was lifeless so I took the bait to the apartment near Tarpon seashore. Soaked the mohara (sp) from 12:30-Three pm and obtained nothing. Went out to eat and left the mullet in a flo-thru. Acquired again on the lifeless end of the out going. Inside 10 minutes pulled in a 22 inch snook that when hooked pulled line for a brief distance then headed for the seashore, the little guy beached himself. It was a simple release. Attached anther mullet via the nostril and after 15 minutes received into a battle with an enormous boy, he pulled line out mid means on the sandbar and was a blast to catch and launch. A nice lady on the seashore took a photograph. Gear used, 4000 symetry with 20# PP and 20-pound fluro chief, proprietor lite-wire circle hook and a small cut up shot.

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Sarasota Snook

Florida Sportsman member: former bluefishinny

Three members hit the flats last night time in search of some picture worthy snook. The evening general began off sluggish, very sluggish. Three of us have been throwing smooth plastics in dark colors, black and gold – as this is our confidence bait on this space. A couple of flounder right here and there, some brief trout, and Matt finally hooks up on a drag screamer. Good little battle, and this healthy snook comes to grips. General sluggish night time…Matt additionally banged out a very nice trout.

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Sanibel Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: ColeJennette

Me and my buddy took his 17 foot flats boat out this past Friday to attempt our luck at some tarpon motion off of Sanibel. Being complete newbies, we had talked to only about everyone we knew who fished for these guys and felt like we had a tough concept of what we have been doing.

Hit up blind move for bait early, then cruised the seashores. Nothing but spanish mackerel. Went out off of Knapps subsequent. Nothing but sharks. Ran into the causeway to seize bait and gasoline up around lunch then decided we’d cruise the seashore back north then head out. Tons of spanish on the best way back after which abruptly we noticed a hugh concentration of birds. Up nearer found they have been diving on some bait that they had gotten to ball up. Ten minutes after we arrived, the tarpon confirmed up and have been free leaping from the center off the ball and rolling all around us[…]

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Plan B Pays Off

Florida Sportsman member: Ptsrhenry

Nicely last week we tried to go offshore fishing, we picked up bait straightforward outdoors Jug creek and headed west. Wind was blowing fairly good, seas straightforward 2 ft. Our first cease was at 42 ft over a wreck, picked up one spanish mackerel. That is have been we made the decision to return back in as one of my crew began chumming. Got here in by way of Captiva move and went south in search of a number of new spots. The world down there has some massive snook beneath the bushes. We shall be again. We managed to do nicely fishing inshore. We caught two reds, a number of snook and 9 keeper trout. Plan B payed off, pics are of my son Sean. This kid can fish, he can soak a hook all day, tie his own knots, and likes to wade.

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Turning Excessive Expectations into Excessive Fives

Florida Sportsman member: former bluefishinny

John and I hit a flat just South of Tampa Sunday night with excessive expectations. Good tide, good water temperature. The high expectations became many many high fives. All of our fish tonight have been caught on Mirrolure Lil Johns in darkish colours. We entered the water at round Three, and left round Eight. Remaining tally: 9 snook, anyplace from 14 to 29/30 inches. 8 redfish from rats, to around 26inches, 5 respectable flounder, a black drum (good consuming measurement) and a few respectable trout. Final hour of sunlights was merely spectacular! It was like watching Discovery Channel. Imagine a 30 minute phase on snook leaping throughout…That’s what we skilled!

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Sarasota Bay Reds and Trout

Florida Sportsman member: Flat_Top

Obtained out with my buddy Jeff in the present day. He found some Reds over the weekend, however couldn’t get them to eat and needed to see if we might discover them. We hit the world and there was a ton of mullet, however no Reds. After about an hour of wanting we have been about to give up once they came cruising throughout a white sand pothole. First forged in produced a pleasant 26″ Pink. For the subsequent hour or so the varsity of Reds would cruise between a pair massive potholes permitting us to preform CPR, Catch, Photograph, Launch, on them. We had an enormous 55 inch Redfish double with Jeff and a 26 inch Pink and me with a pleasant 29 inch pig.

Ultimately the Reds acquired tired of us and moved on so we went in search of others. Subsequent flat we hit was additionally loaded with mullet and there were Reds combined in with them. Next thing you understand we’re both attached with what we expect are Reds. However no, we have now a 53 inch double of Gator Trout[…]

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Sarasota Inshore Selection

Florida Sportsman member: RMD

Its been an extended cold winter up north, and we’ve been wanting ahead to some deep offshore journeys to fight the melancholy. We arrived Saturday and the week’s forecast appeared fairly dismal. Our first “offshore” trip was scheduled for Monday, but the weather was not cooperative as there have been 5-Eight foot seas projected within the Gulf. Any day fishing continues to be higher than working, so we determined to accept an inshore journey.

We fished rock piles, docks, and any structure, hoping it will maintain one thing for the dinner table. The high winds and rough waters have been useful in that we had no competition, as we noticed less than 5 other boats all day. We had a very productive day, bringing residence 10 sheepshead, 2 black drum, 3 flounder. We used reside shrimp for bait.

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Estero Bay Reds & More

Florida Sportsman member: dtobias

Fished with an previous pal and his woman in Estero bay on Wednesday and Thursday. It was robust with the dip in temp and the wind howling. You really needed to fish the lee of islands and such. Caught some jacks, ladys and cats….trashcan slam. Solely trout have been underslot. Lastly, my buddy obtained this slot redfish at 19 1/2″. His girlfriend had never had redfish, in order that they came to visit after the charter and I cooked it up on my grill for them. Next day, more of the same. Only put one sheepie within the cooler[…]

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Bulls, Pompano, & Gator Trout

Florida Sportsman member: GatorInPISound

Had an impressive day with Redfish57 yesterday. We used handpicked shrimp and have been into some really good fish.We came across some reds early on the incoming. All however one have been over the slot with the one keeper at 26 Three/4 inches.We have been capable of rating some real good higher and overslot trout as nicely.

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Pine Island Snook

Florida Sportsman member: Capt. Gregg McKee

I had a very good weekend with snook on artificials within the northern half of PI Sound. Bokeelia angler Mike Craig and his buddy Dr. Russell from NC did all the catching using topwaters, Gulp Shrimp, and white paddletails.This was one of the best snook fishing I’ve had all yr. We caught them in lots of shocking locations once I wasn’t really on the lookout for snook. We additionally pulled in a handful of upper-slot trout.

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Sheeps at the Wall

Florida Sportsman member: larrywitt

Yearly i have the privilege of operating a fishing event for the Waters Edge Motel and Flats out of their marina in St James city on Pine Island..It’s a fun occasion to make certain. It’s a group occasion for the sheepshead ,5 largest fish from each boat are weighed..There are two locations for sheepshead. Two boats had the same weight 17 pounds 15 ounces the tie is broken by the the longest fish from the five that have been weighed.. Extra essential where have been they fishing The wall at redfish cross. Recent and frozen shrimp have been both being used. Each boats had (4) fishermen that have been on a continuing hook up. The fish have been stacked at the wall.

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Hog Island Cobia

Florida Sportsman member: Actual V

My wife and I went out to attempt for trout, sheephead. Stopped at the El Jobean bridge tried for sheephead but nobody house so we ran to the south end of Hog Island for some trout. Fishing in 3 ft of water we caught a couple of small trout and ladyfish. I used to be throwing a twitch bait black/silver about 10 ft from the boat was an enormous flash on my bait. At first I stated damn shark, however after about 15 minutes I acquired it close to the boat an noticed it was a cobia. One other half hour we landed it. 47 inches.

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Estero Bay Morning Chew

Florida Sportsman member: JSTickum

Went out Wednesday morning with fellow member Dave O. We knew the forecast was horrible , but we would have liked to wet some strains. The plan was to fish the morning out-going tide whereas the winds have been mild and discover some clean water. Nicely that was truly very straightforward. The winds have been considerably mild at 6:45 am and we took benefit of it. We ran to our first spot , which was our only spot tucked in close to the mangroves.The tide was heading out and we had great water readability.We set up dealing with the present with the wind on our back and began pulling in Trout and Jacks one after the opposite. The trout have been feeding ,consuming every shade plastic we threw at them. The trout have been between 15 to 18 inches and fat.

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Matlacha Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Ross

I was lucky enough to have the day free final Friday. Weather was good with some mild winds and clear skys. My intentions have been to sight fish some mud flats on the -.8 tide round 10am. A buddy and I put in at the Matlacha ramp with our kayaks and made a 2 mile trek to a spot, I hoped would have some tailing redfish. Making an attempt to strategy the spot, we truly had to drag the kayaks throughout the mud for about 30 yards. We positive didn’t have to fret about someone in a ship blowing by us, at the least for awhile. Made it to the top of the opening and found fish pushing bait all over. Made Three or Four casts and it was recreation on with a pleasant over slot redfish. We ended up choosing up 6 more good redfish, a pair of respectable snook and some trout to provide us a slam.

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Sarasota Bay Slam

Florida Sportsman member: ANDROS18

Took my dad out again on saturday. He proceeded to catch a slam! I might solely manage reds but that’s happy with me! All reds the place upper slot or over slot. Stored one smaller one for dinner. The trout and snook where caught on a mirrodine and one pink on a gold spoon. We cheated on the remaining using reduce ladyfish! Additionally one of the redfish had no spots!

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Sarasota Bay Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: Makomenuts

It was my dads bday yesterday and I needed to get him out on the water. I met up with discussion board member flatzbroke and we decided to perform a little inshore trip to target redfish and trout. We arrived at 10th road boat ramp around 9 a.m. and headed to our first spot. We fished potholes for about an hour catching quite a bit of trout (most trout have been 13-18 inches) however one was 4-5 kilos. and a couple reds right here and there. We drifted off the flat and made a transfer across the bay and it was on. Oversize redfish have been all over the place[…]

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Placida Reds

Florida Sportsman member: Makomenuts

We fished the incoming tide started off sight fishing in shallow and because the tide creeped in we started fan casting in the mullet faculties in 1-2 ft of water with salt and pepper backside. We caught 30 reds a dozen trout and 1 small snook in about 4 hours. Most reds have been between 24-27 inches with a number of rats and outsized fish combined in.[…]

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Redfish Chew is On!

Florida Sportsman member: InshoreSlam

Headed out this morning around 9 with one of my greatest pals and longtime fishing buddy Captain Russ. With the skys grey and cloudy and thunderstorms within the distance, what we thought was going to be a horrible day turned out to be the most effective I’ve had this month! We fished a robust incoming tide untill about 1330, catching purple after purple, after purple. The chew would not stop and was consistant the whole day. Wound up catching around 20 or so reds starting from 20 to 27 inches with most being around the 24 inch slot.[…]

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Nearshore Triple Tail and Gags

Florida Sportsman member: Shore Catch Fishing

Ran out of Fort Myers on Sunday with Michael on a 6 hr Near shore journey. Picked up a number of dozen shrimp and netted spent a half hour netting a couple of pilchards to bolster our success possibilities. Anchored on some rubble 4 miles out and beginning hammering the gags in numerous sizes. Nothing particular. Used giant gulp and pilchards. Once the sun came up we set out on our target species. Ran to about 11 miles in search of the oddball. Caught 15 or so and doubtless saw over 50 fish. Caught them on both pilchards and reside shrimps […]

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Sanibel Night time Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Ross

Hit the lights last night time in search of snook and left over tarpon. Not many to be discovered in the first couple spots. Did find a new method for grouper although, bouncing a 10-inch Hogy on a 1-ounce jighead. The method out fished reside bait all night time. Too dangerous they don’t seem to be in season. We did manage one good snook […]

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Windy, Snook Biting

Florida Sportsman member: Joupdog1

Went out after faculty to test out some new lures that Treasure Coast Deal with is now carrying. They are “Unfair Lures”. My first 2 casts resulted in 2 baby snook! The wind was blowing 15 out of the north, however I used to be hiding in the mangroves. One snook after another on the Unfair Lures Mullet. All around 20 inches till my buddy exhibits up and hooks up to a a lot better one. Pulls some drag then I’m going down and land it.[…]

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Making an attempt to Avoid the Wind

Florida Sportsman member: InshoreSlam

Headed out this morning round 0930 with a superb good friend of mine and fellow capt. on the lookout for the allusive tripletail. After venturing off the beaches we found out it was too windy and the water that was hitting us over the edges was just too damn chilly!! Long story brief, the tripletail journey was minimize brief, and we fell again on what we do greatest…catch redfish in the shallows. After operating around some of the native keys, dodging the wind and the low tide that was even too shallow at occasions for my ranger flats boat..we discovered some very giant mullet faculties that we figured can be holding some reds.[…]

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Pine Island Trout

Florida Sportsman member: jvanpelt

Immediately I made a decision to hit the water as the wind finally determined to die down. In the present day was a perfect day on the water. No wind, cool climate, crystal clear water and BIG trout[…]

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Redfish Fury

Florida Sportsman member: GatorInPISound

We’ve had some fairly good journeys the previous few occasions out. Yesterday, amid event boats zooming throughout, we have been capable of catch 24 redfish out of some pot holes. We used mild deal with to land the fish from 20 to 27 inches […]

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Sunday Slam within the Harbor

Florida Sportsman member: GitchaPull

Took the girlfriend out Sunday. We slept in and acquired a late begin, on the water at 11 a.m. to catch the final bit of the outgoing tide. This was her second time on a boat in saltwater. She needed to catch a “big fish” and I stated “hmm, o.k.” She acquired her want. This was her first fish she’s ever caught […]

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An Evening Spent Wading

Florida Sportsman member: former bluefishinny

This beauty was the primary of 5 snook caught this evening. All fish got here on Zoom Flukes rigged with modified EWG weighted hooks (lead was painted gold/gold flake, its the OCD in me).

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Seashore Shark Fishing Recap

Florida Sportsman member: J_WaRd_29

We obviously have variety of fallen off the face of the earth for a while. Nothing to do with the location, however as an alternative simply because we had such a horrible start to the season that the frustration took over until we acquired things going again. What a weird yr for sharking up to now . . . properly, at the very least that we’ve seen right here in SWFL.

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Pine Island Sound Redfishing

Florida Sportsman member: Capt. Brent

Had an awesome day with the redfish on friday fishing with my brother (Capt. Dave), lastly breaking the 24 inch mark. Had 2 good event fish weighing in slightly below 14 pounds, 1 is pictured under. Also caught tons of mid-slot measurement reds and about 50 massive trout. Motion was non cease all day even with the late afternoon excessive tide and the boiling water.

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Pine Island Tarpon Action

Florida Sportsman member: Capt. Gregg McKee

We’re proper in the center of our second tarpon season here in SW FL. The actually huge fish have migrated north but the resident juveniles are popping out of the woodwork right now. Here’s some photographs of the fish my anglers have landed over the previous few days.

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Reds on Hearth!

Florida Sportsman member: backwater boy

Headed out at the moment with one of my good fishing buddies round 9 a.m. We headed out to my favourite white bait spot and completely blacked out the livewell. We ran about 30 minutes north into PI in search of some bronze warriors in a number of previous spots of mine, oh boy we found them alright. Inside the first hour we already had 9 […]

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Again in the Sunny Southwest

Florida Sportsman member: SWFLFisher

After calling my good pal and forum member Trey (swsnookred) the day earlier than, I decided redfish can be the target for the morning since they’d been chewing close to residence just lately and the tides have been proper. We loaded up on the standard bait for this time of yr (small threads and white bait), and started our seek for the bronzed beauties who all the time change colours because the river water begins to mix with the encompassing waters […]

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Reds on Hearth

Florida Sportsman member: swsnookred

Summertime might be some of the most effective fishing should you get out there early and beat the warmth. I hit the water with a pair buddies at Three:30 and was again on the trailer at 10. Redfish have been on hearth, as have been some good trout. Ultimate tally for the day: 7 reds boated with in all probability 6 lost, and 6 good trout boated (smallest going 17 in). Was a fantastic day on the water! […]

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Previous Pal and a True Warrior

Florida Sportsman member: SWFLFisher

We began our day with the traditional hour long cruise or so out of the river and into San Carlos Bay. Two casts of the web at the causeway and we have been loaded down with bait and able to wreck some fish! Our first thought was it will be awesome if we might convey some fish house for lunch or dinner, so redfish was clearly our first focused species of the day […]

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Snook You Need to Hook

Florida Sportsman member: Doodidle

Yesterday I used to be at work when by the hand of God Almighty, my energy went out! Superior for me cause I work on a pc. So I made a decision to make a mini fishing journey with a couple of buddies. Stopped at Lehrs to select up a pair reels I had getting serviced and purchased a New St.Croix fly reel. We headed out the river round 1:30 p.m. Chased massive threadies for some time out by picnic island and caught a few hundred hand measurement threads […]

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A Trip Down Reminiscence Lane

Florida Sportsman member: cubs83

Came down with my girlfriend memorial day weekend and fished with some buddies. Netted some mullet and chummed an Estero Bay grass flat with chunk mullet. We caught Four or 5 lower slot redfish in about an hour. Went offshore for tarpon and only saw one off Knapps. My buddy caught a 3′ blacktip shark on the brand new Shimano Tranx on a Terez rod…candy combo. The blacktip got here up and smacked a 10″ mullet so that was enjoyable to observe. Positive beats bass fishing. Hope everyone is doing okay in my hometown!

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Seashore Sharkin’ Double Header

Florida Sportsman member: Shore Catch Fishing

The night time was fading slowly once I determined to call two associates, Drew and Mark. Plan was to rendevouz on the seashore at 10 p.m. and catch the previous few hours of the incoming tide. I loaded my SUV with my Penn 133LH (4/0 extensive) and 50TW worldwide. Each loaded with PowerPro. Upon set-up, a blue-streaked meteor flew by and knew it was time to paddle out the spread. I paddled the 50TW and Four/zero out whereas Drew paddled his Senator 6/0 out. We had a number of smaller runs and landed a 7 foot nurse shark and have been debating on whether or not to stay […]

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Estero Bay Trout Action

Florida Sportsman member: JSTickum

Fished with buddies Dave O and Derrick on Tuesday in overcast conditons and wind on Tuesday in Estero Bay. We started out the morning with the incoming tide within the back of the bay stalking Reds and Snook, we caught 2 Reds, 4 Snook and a bunch of mangos. We modified gears and went after trout and did actual properly on the trout, tons of trout, 20 or extra using delicate plastics and shrimp underneath corks […]

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Matlacha/Pine Island Snook Chew

Florida Sportsman member: Capt. Gregg McKee

Thought I’d make a fast submit to verify what a couple of folks listed here are reporting. There’s undoubtedly some wonderful snook action happening in the Pass and PI Sound right now. I’m spending most mornings chasing tarpon proper now but they’ve a habit of calling it quits around 10AM and that’s once I go after the linesiders. The miles of shoreline round Burnt Retailer has been really productive this final week. The perfect catch was my neighbor’s son Sam who was on the town from Montana and landed this slob on a white Zoom.

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The Tarpon Report

Florida Sportsman member: Tarponator

We took our first trip down south last week to Boca Grande. It’s all the time good to get away, and this trip was no totally different. We arrived at Palm Island on Wednesday night time, and acquired ready to fish with my very long time good friend and information Phil Dugger the subsequent morning. Awakened before daybreak, met Phil on the dock, and we have been off to Boca Grande Pass. The west wind would have made fishing on the seashore unattainable, and the studies have been the fish hadn’t been on the seashore in any event […]

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Estero Bay Report

Florida Sportsman member: binder077

Acquired out on the water and acquired bait on the bridge about 10 a.m. Headed over to the shoreline with downed tree stumps at Massive Carlos Pass expecting to catch some snook. We discovered no snook however a lot of average sized trout […]

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Shoot for Goliaths

Florida Sportsman member: Shore Catch Fishing

Bait was thick. Threads and pilchards have been getting mauled by 18 inch spanish macs. Dropped a number of reside Spanish down and you realize the remaining. Additionally, messing around with a white jig produced a 30 pound cobia to comply with. No dedication on that fish. After we caught a number of goliaths I performed around with the cudas on my 4000 measurement reel which never gets previous.

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Estero Bay Action

Florida Sportsman member: binder077

The plan was to get bait and head to Knapps point for tarpon however we received a later begin than I needed and had a hard time getting bait so we determined to fish around Mound Key. The bait that we received at the bridge was pretty massive (Eight inches) so we knew the smaller reds and snook wouldn’t have an interest. We lost 2 massive snook and a bruiser pink 5 ft from the boat. For the day we caught reds and snook at mound key and heres the 2 that have been value taking pics of. My bubby Billy caught the snook and it was 34 half″ inches and I caught the purple.

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Estero Area Island Report

Florida Sportsman member: Shore Catch Fishing

Whereas out there for a new vessel I decided to return to my roots for a number of days and do some land based mostly fishing. Dispite the wind and dodging sporadic rain I went out on two evenings back to back. The 30th and 1st.

Pilchards are around but not thick. The ones ive netted are nice (Four inches) The woman’s, macks, and mullet are a unique story.(Throughout) Snook are patrolling the seashores and move and turning into very lively at dusk. Didn’t see any tarpon but there meals source is definetly round. Each these fish have been caught on mid outgoing tide round sundown. Snook on woman. Lemon on bft. Additionally acquired a 22inch trout but didnt care to photograph him.

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Redfish and Gator Trout Months

Florida Sportsman member: GatorInPISound

The previous few occasions out we netted some pretty respectable fish. Over the previous 2 weeks the bait has really simply exploded on the flats and it’s nothing to see massive trout busting while you’re netting it up. I’ve been spending most of my time close to oyster bars on the flood tides and shorelines with good tidal flows. The gator trout are nonetheless round and will eat a shiner and now the snook are wandering into the keys […]

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Sanibel/Ding Darling Report

Florida Sportsman member: pjstevko

I spent all of final week performing some work on Sanibel on the Ding Darling Refuge and spent my evenings fishing the wildlife drive and a number of other other spots across the island and did rather well. My weeks complete was 6 trout and a couple of nice snook and my good friend Wes caught Four trout, 1 redfish, and a pair snook. ALL the fish have been caught utilizing DOA shrimp of various colours.

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Pine Island

Florida Sportsman member: simeoncoleman

Fished with the youngsters this weekend while they have been on spring break and had a real good time. We in all probability caught 50-60 trout by means of a day and a half and three underneath slot reds. I caught 2 huge trout 21 and a 24 incher. My son had a ladyfish magnet and caught a multitude of them but he didn’t mind so long as he was catching(so he stated). The youngsters had an awesome time as did the adults, because of my pal who invited me to return along […]

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Screamin’ Reds and Trout

Florida Sportsman member: GatorInPISound

I obtained the prospect to get out with two associates from church this weekend. Friday my bud JH came out with me to see if we might locate the Gator Trout. JH is a veteran of WW II having fought at Iwo Jima and Okinawa so you possibly can think about how fascinating the day turned outdoors of fishing. He additionally gained some Commendation Medals. We have been capable of catch bait in the Sound and tried many various places […]

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Sunset Reds

Florida Sportsman member: Flat_Top

It’s the time of the yr once I like to do a sundown trip. Topwater is most popular, but not all the time the best way to go. As was the case the final couple of nights. We fished the afternoon excessive tide on a protected shoreline and the water was mirror clean and clean. Mullet in all places with the occasional Redfish tail. The chew would turn on about 30 minutes earlier than the top of the tide and final until sundown. Stick Shadd, spoon, and mushy plastics have been the ticket. Can look forward to the time change so I can fish longer […]

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Combined Bag Inshore

Florida Sportsman Member: Feeding Frenzy

Spent a lazy day drowning shrimp in 30 ft of water just the other day and found the fishing to be incredible. Nothing exotic, however a bunch of recent flounder that made for a superb dinner on very mild deal with.

We found what appeared to be an infinite provide of flounder located simply on the perimeter of the articicial reefs, with the occasional sheepshead combined in. The flounder have been consuming each reside shrimp and small strips of reduce bait, and have been in the sand, not the actual rubble itself. One of the flounder truly had shade on what would normally be the white, beneath aspect […]

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Estero Bay on Hearth

Florida Sportsman member: JSTickum

Been a fantastic couple of weeks in Estero Bay going again for Four weeks it has simply been on hearth . The Reds have been feeding on the mud and sand , on the flats and by the groves , its been odd , their each the place latly feeding sluggish , real sluggish (like you feel like your attached on grass after which the road begins to maneuver on you) consuming minimize bait , shrimp , and mostly on delicate plastics , listed here are a pair of pics beginning Four weeks in the past to yesterday.

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Ret Scorching January Snook Chew

Florida Sportsman member: flyinhawaiian

The snook have been going loopy looks like they’ve been consuming all the things that swims previous their face.

All over the place I have been fishing has been loaded with snook and lots of them are BIG fish. In the course of the day the snook have been feeding on the Sebile Stick shad and Sebile Flat shad within the hollow mullet shade. Additionally been getting alot of fish on the mirrolure little john in just about any shade with a 1/4oz jig head when the fish arent that lively. But once that sun sets they have been feeding in full pressure […]

 

 

 


Inshore and Windy

Florida Sportsman member: GatorInPISound

I braved the wind yesterday afternoon not realizing just how a lot it will blow. I figured we’d get a reasonably good incoming however the N wind had one other concept. Anyhow, I took a bro from church along and we fished 2-Three spots on in the afternoon on the lookout for trout or redfish and we ended up catching each together with a nice shark….we have been using handpicked shrimp […]

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