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Latest Big Bend

Florida Sportsman Member: Totally different

Some reviews have been made just lately on Yankeetown, Horseshoe & # 39; Crystal River. Yankeetown's end result was purple mussels, snooker, Jack, trout and thirty. Horseshoe fishing produced good amounts of trout, some ladyfish, a couple of sharks and a cob, which pulled the hook virtually after winding. The hooks of the Crystal River have hooked good quantities of trout, huge sharks, cobia and a few flounder.

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Walkasas Black Drum

Florida Sportsman Member: Quad32x

We flew across the islands from the primary outgoing tidal area, and the wife obtained some redfish and received a couple of catfish. Then I obtained a strong hit, attached and the battle was on! It was a great pressure aid and after a few minutes I pulled a pleasant huge black drum! I really take pleasure in preventing, it has been for some time once I had one. All in all, an excellent fun day within the water. I let Mr. Drum battle once more for an additional day.

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Big Bend Bites

Florida Sportsman Member: nick & Captian_Louie_Argiro

Crystal River Fishing is RED HOT! Because the climate has even begun to show itself that our last refrigeration machine has handed, the temperature of the water has risen and so many sails the fishermen get day-after-day. The trout has been an space where we now have spent numerous time lately, because there’s far more than only a trout on this area. See extra detailed studies

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Robust Bites in Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: Captian_Louie_Argiro

When the wind just isn’t blowing, trout fishing has been pretty good and there has been numerous things happening there. Nature Coast. Some cobias have begun to point out their faces, and in the event you look actually arduous, there are a couple of more threes to play.

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Crystal River Trout and Sheepshead

Florida Sportsman Member: nick

Messed with sheep a bit of this week they usually start getting a bit greater. Or the chilly has pressured the grouper out, and we will really get to the sheep now. Trout has been respectable after it has warmed barely. We've simply received plastic from three to four meters of water. I had some on the river and I died yesterday. I also interrupted mid-30th century, who tried to flip it.

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Last Week at Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: nick

Trout chew has been in strong flats with two to 3 ft of water. The fish have reacted to the popping cap and shrimps or smooth plastics with a 1/8oz jig. It varies day by day, wherever they need. Thankfully, they have been principally recreation fish. We’ve also begun to get some sort of sheep head on the rocks. On Wednesday, we had to eliminate the group and catch 100 grunts to kill six sheep-sized sheep.

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Cedar Key & Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: nick & Gator4Life

Reported trout chew was sluggish in the Cedar Key space, so you'd greatest think about pink. Gator4Life restricted purple each day to a 3 day trip. However, nick tells of an excellent trout chew in Crystal River along with Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and occasional plaice.

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Cedar Key Reds & Crystal River Trout

Florida Sportsman Member: Gator4Life & Josh… BAMF

Gator4Life: We fished first trout and received as a lot as final journeys out. We received about 20, and 1/3 have been fish-sized fish. We had an ideal nurse shark swim right up to the boat. He was in all probability seven or eight ft. We went to the oyster / shell beams simply earlier than the tides and my wife reeled of their private redfish. In the midst of some footage it spits the previous, rusty jighead. Fascinating

Josh… BAMF: There have been just a few automobiles that arrived on the ramp to Fort Island Trail Park. We started in pollution banks and counted six trout, all 18-20 inches and a pleasant 12 inch mangrove. Everybody was caught in dwelling shrimps on the south aspect of the jigpas spoiled banks. After about half an hour trout chew sealed, so we started to look greater baits. We found it nice with sardines. We downloaded the livewell and went a couple of miles away and only captured the brief ghosts and grunts. The seas have been very good, and the mood was not clean, however it was unbearable when it didn't move. We name it a day about fifteen and we got here house with the youngsters.

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Big Fish Sightings on Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: Ocala

Water was a Good Day was neglected. I received this real nice purple right on the boat that hit the top water. Later, once you used the stick jumps, I stayed within the largest trout I've ever seen. My pal grabbed me, so I rotated to see the place he was grabbed. Once I turned back, this was a huge trout that stared at my bait that was floating on the floor. I suffered it as soon as and he jumped. I suffered it once more and he jumped into it. In a moment my line broke. I estimate the dimensions was about 30 inches. As I stated, it was large. Quick ahead for about half an hour and so very giant, about 44 inches, take a swipe to catch up. Again, right on the boat. It received my coronary heart rolling. He missed, however the man who was the fish was big. My pal also acquired a number of trout, one among which was about 20 inches.

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Yankeetown Forum Adventures

Florida Sportsman Member: BigRedBaron

I asked a while ago if someone had area on the boat and had a number of solutions. I had a busy day once I had chosen, however my wife and I ended up meeting a member of the discussion board every week later to attempt the final time snook before the top of the season. It was quite windy, so we didn't go very removed from the ocean, however we tried a number of beaches near the Crystal River power plant, the canal, a couple of islands and the river Withlacoochee. The fish appeared to be tight, which did not lead to so many tight strains. We ended up getting a pretty big whiting and purple pink that my wife fortunately attached. All in all, it was a fun day with water with a brand new pal and we received to know the brand new space we weren’t fishing yet. I actually favored the world and will definitely return in the future.

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Big Bend Reviews

Florida Sportsman Member: Elapid, Gator4Life & NativeOne

Though robust winds have been reported within the Big Bend area, fishing has been troublesome however respectable. The member of the discussion board, Elapid, reported good fishing within the high tide and reported redfish, huge trout and later days. Gator4Life fished at Steinhatcheea, where he grabbed many brief trout, one purple and large beer trout he discovered within the creek. During Yankeetown's fishing, NativeOne stated: “The activity was stable fishing in the tide of large young schools throughout the future. Using a mix of bait and spoons, three overbirds were successful with red, with a maximum of 34 ″, two with lower groove red, large drum and pin. It was a solid day, and members' reports show that such activity has been fairly stable in Yankeetown and Cedar Key and Ozello for a whole week. ”

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Cedar Key Drum

Florida Sportsman Member: Gator4Life

Our first point we hit was a small lawn that was not seen anyplace. As quickly as our feed hit the water, right here comes the boat straight to us. We’re surrounded by 5 sq. kilometers of oysters, and this boy picks up fishing. I perceive that he’s not fishing, however pulls our bait on to get out and take some photograph templates with a tripod. My wife's bait is only a leg of them, so she's going to roll and wander! Purple on! He captures the 28 ″ first oath, ft off Captain Man Harvey and his pictorial associate. It was just a signal of future issues. We went to some totally different bars, and in the next three hours we acquired 29 "red, another 28" er and two between 26-27 "that we had dinner. We additionally received an enormous black drum that took me ceaselessly.

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Cedar Key to Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: Gator4Life

I took my pal out at midday and went out to the garden packing containers at Snake Key. We acquired plenty of spotted trout, however much more silver / sand trout. In the event you dropped underneath the cap, you get principally spots. Should you throw and not using a cap and bounce at the backside, you will principally end up with sand trout. I don't keep in mind the last time this sandy trout was combined with the spots. There's also loads of ladyfish, so we appreciated the large pink. I received one pink 17 3/4 ″ and two purple twins 27 1/4 ″. We're not bringing anything purple for dinner, however it was nice to see them again into the holes we obtained final fall.

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Crystal River Trout

Florida Sportsman Member: crystalriverrat

I went on Saturday in the wind. It was a somewhat disagreeable factor, the place I needed fis, h so I went to fish the banks from the wind. The tide was about halfway. We have been floating shrimp, a ferry, fishing holder about an hour and a half hours. The trout chew began scorching. I obtained 18 ″, then right after about 17 ″. Then I received my greatest trout. She had hair beneath 27 ″, with a tail squeezed. He fought for a very good struggle for trout. I give up 16 ″, then the participant.

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Spring Break Success

Florida Sportsman Member: Nobel

We obtained anchored around 11.30 am and within the subsequent three or 4 hours it was a sheep mania. We used a light-weight trout with 15 pounds of pound and 20 flurocarbonates with shrimp hooked up to the drops and jig heads. I didn't have a lot time to fish myself, between the removing of the large sheep inventory and the occasional break. After the first 15 or more stewards, we began to be really selective, and we just felt really huge. At about three:00 we had almost 25 guards on our boat.

Final morning, my older son and I went out for a coastal fishing trip that begins at round 8:45. In our typical popping chambers and efficiently we found a superb number of trout stacked in about three to 5 footbeds between Atsena Otis and Snake Island at excessive tide. We give up the morning with six keepers within the radiator, three of which have been around a 19-inch character and numerous shorts that have been released. The most effective mixture appeared to be the Cajun thunder cap with four inches of latest penny shrimp.

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Steinhatchee Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman Member: ASaltWeapon

The climate was beautiful, flat, calm and sunny. We ran north via the middle of a low degree. The trout was stacked on the column and the Punas have been scattered along the sides. We obtained about 30-40 trout, six pink and nine flounder. We determined to deliver three purple, eight trout and four flies to the radiator and we went back at noon.

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Surprise Purple

Member of Florida Sportsman: Ruff One

We obtained all the standard suspects of baby bodybuilders virtually every part that’s on the underside, and Spanish mackerel is added to the record. We simply enjoyed the day by capturing the bull, after which it occurred! We’ve a triple. I had a non-stick mushroom, Barbara had a mini-satan bass fish, and right here comes the surprise, Butch had 25 and half inch redfish!

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Homosassa Sheepshead Report

Florida Sportsman Member: Ruff One

The winds have been good and the seas have been flat. We decided to take Ruff One into the bay to attempt your luck in these annoying sheep. We went out to the low Homosassa rocks. We lastly discovered a rock about 15 meters. The chew got here shortly and ended as fast. We used shrimps and tits. We put five boats and it was a day. The by-catch was off the radar. We received the fish of every bay besides cobia and mackerel. We will even put 4 trout on the boat!

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Crystal River Variety

Florida Sportsman Member: anglerbros 7286

The plan was to search for sheep, however it was fairly good within the morning. We went to the streams to examine it first. The trout was still stacked quite thick despite the fact that the water temperature rose again to the mid-60s. We used 1/eight ouncesof Jim's Jig and Gold Lilie John all day. It will have been a simple two-man limit if we needed to maintain rather a lot. Then I obtained two redfish, one 22 ″ and the opposite about 15 ″. We additionally waddled four flies there, which doesn’t occur typically. At noon we went to seek out sheep, but as an alternative we found a gaggle of 50 babies. Jake began enjoying around with a push button and received a monster! Snapper and sheepshead stacked up at 60 diploma water temperatures.

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Crystal River Slam

Florida Sportsman Member: anglerbros 7286

It was very windy and chilly, so fishing was exhausting however we there have been nonetheless good fish. We began leaping on some jigs. Will obtained a pleasant place on her second morning. We have now a couple of different infants that penetrate and snapper there earlier than you get right down to the river. We have been pushed to trout that had acquired about six 12-14 ″ and tons of annoying ladyfish throwing white Gulp shrimp into Jims-jig. We went in the direction of the spoiled banks where we acquired numerous small cannons, pink and mackerel. The tide rose barely, so we went to the streams. There I used to be stunned to seek out some good sheep. One was over 23 ″ the other was 14 ″, both shrimp. Colin obtained a 25 ″ purple Cajun Thunder and shrimp combination. We solely designed open houses for more than 20 extra child trout. We saturated it and went up the river to get one other ten infants earlier than calling it a day.

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Crystal River: Trout member Plentiful

Florida Sports activities Man: Biggary16

I fished about two occasions every week for cooler water temperatures and I’ve asked a whole lot of trout. You need to work by way of all 14 inches which might be there to get some keepers. Snook appears to be shifting for hotter water. The redfish appears to be scattered

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Homosassa Backcountry Redfish

Florida Sportsman Member: Flat Nuts

t We made an essential detour to Tallahassee fish for fishing in Ozello! Using Recycling Rods – Alan Niblett rolled us by means of a thick fog of tiny streams within the backyard that he is aware of behind his hand. The fish have been very early, and we had a couple of refusals, then things have been launched and we acquired a number of cheats. I dropped on the deck and the little purple and Alex obtained really nice pink. I have to say that your pink fights are more intense than the pink ones. Alex has asked for various days, but realized that the guess have to be unfastened in order that the fish catch is like that! After finding that it was not a problem pulling, he went to work, and after a few minutes and a bit of dance across the boat Alex was disenchanted to land on the fish of the day!

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Spouse's First Snook

Florida Sportsman Member: Gator4Life

Fish get for the primary time about ten ft from us and the floor. Holy cow, it's snook and large. I acquired its nicked, measured, few footage and again in the water. My wife has been struggling for the primary time and it was a 35 inch slobberknocker. I informed him jokingly that we might also head house because we didn't do it higher. A couple of bars hit and we acquired 24 ″, 25 ″ and 26 ″ redfish. I went residence with only one pink stick and went house with charming rights.

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Crystal River Slam

Florida Sportsman Member: licens_me

Prior to now, the tide was destroyed by the autumn of a pleasant decrease trout. At the bottom of the morning I fastened one thing nice. My first impression was an enormous mackerel, but no, offshore spike about 24 ″. Some ladyfish came via the bait, which was the primary time I saw a bait that is thick this yr. We switched gear and went to purple. Now the tide was torn and the wind picked up. There have been a variety of small snappers, a few small teams, and just one purple purple, however it will circulate the first Crystal River slam. I think that the reds pushed the shore of the brand new moon in the afternoon.

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Submit-Irma Reds, Trout and Flounder

Florida Sportsman Member: Gator4Life

The place we acquired in the Pink Sea didn’t produce at present. We made a bit search and found 5 reds. Inferior to before the storm, however I don’t complain about 30 ″ and 26 7/8 ″ perfectly sized. We also acquired a few nice flies. The trout chew was sluggish. We had ten complete sizes with only one keeper measurement.

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Wreck's The Reds

Florida Sportsman: anglerbros 7286

Each certainly one of them there was abruptly hungry. I acquired there 12 and 12:30 – 2 felt we acquired one or two reds for every forged. All have been up and down, more fish than in previous years. The larger ones haven’t yet superior.

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Snook's Big Bend

Florida Sportsman: HammerheadTed

The most important thunder because spring hits my lure and provides me an enormous battle. He took me round the entire boat after the third run once I jumped out of the water twice. He had your complete mouthpiece in his mouth, one hook on the nail help and the opposite half to swallow. Whereas working behind the nail and then into that deep mouth with two tools, a hand and a lure, we received him caught with out injury and just a drop or two blood.

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Cedar Key Reds and Trout

Florida Sportsman Member: Gator4Life

Brief Trout Puri Gulp Shrimp. I moved by hitting the deeper edges of the grassland and dominated the three keeper sizes. I went back to my purple gap a second time to catch the incoming begin. I’ve acquired them after two hours excessive, so I did not know if they might be there. I finally acquired five different keepers, the most important 23.5 ″.

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Afternoon Redfish and Snook

Florida Sportsman Member: Billy

We obtained a couple of purple and a few snooks and Jack. Snook was actually lively, I missed two of them once they jumped and threw the lure. The water was within the scorching area and the fish have been all underneath three meters of water. They have been taken with gentle jerkbaits, although I feel Mark received one gold spoon. A pleasant day with water

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Successful Snook

Florida Sportsman Member: HammerheadTed

Our journey this morning was very brief for three hours, the dock to the dock, but the tide was good and the fish gods smiled at us. Megan acquired two huge snooks and outsized trout. I also received a mistake and it wasn't as small as he says, simply as you understand. We saw dolphins, manatees, shuttle dives and a couple of frigate birds close by.

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Two hours purple trip

Florida Sportsman Member: Billy

It was a bit dusky however nice weather, so we decided to go south. The fish have been lively, however they have been busy doing. We managed to place the eater on the boat, added a number of purple, and doubtless six stalks, by counting the snooklets. All of the fish have been caught both in a gold spoon or in a delicate jerkbait in lower than three meters of water.

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Yankeetown Selection

Florida Sportsman Member: CoachTL

First Premiere of the Day, I received a nice redfish on the water. We ended up with one other slot with a number of shorts. Once we have been understanding of the world we have been fishing, I hooked a pleasant snook. After a number of jumps and a hard run I was capable of land, and he was just over 36 inches. Firstly of the outgoing tide, we labored outdoors the cliffs and bars, and we obtained a pair of prime trout and a bonfire.

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Pink Scorching in Yankeetown

Florida Sportsman Member: NativeOne

My girlfriend landed on probably the most private purple clock at 34 ″, and my daughter introduced two slot machines, 29 ″ overpass and large ugly-his largest fish yet. Black registers 42 kilos in a Boga grip that was enjoyable as a result of my daughter weighed 54 pounds. When the women have been uninterested in catching fish, I used to be capable of land for a couple of myself earlier than the tide was too low. It has been an amazing fishing, despite the temperatures and the current full moon. Water still seems like sowing water, however all this rain we've received must do one thing to keep the chew robust.

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Drumming at Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: Biggary16

It wasn't preferrred, but we acquired a number of snooks and fun to see some big black drum or I'd like to invite them, massive drums. The subsequent time I acquired out, I used to be a member of the discussion board WishinIwasfish and needed to attempt a brand new space. We had an excellent high tide to search for the purple drum. I found a nice 26.5 inch purple mangrove. We imagined fishing for points and received a great day to seek out redfish.

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Homosassa Redfish and Scallops

Florida Sportsman: Josh… BAMF

In some scallops we went out to Float. We started north of Homosassa and the pickings have been quite thin. We moved a number of occasions and managed to slowly get about three liters in about two hours. We have been principally about five to six meters of water. We additionally found a very cool edge with a pleasant sized snapper and a gaggle participant, proper in the midst of the lawn. It was about 20 ft long and about three ft with aid. We imagined we had enough scallops for appetizers, and we tried to attempt fishing. I took an 18 inch pink and my subsequent spouse threw me and received 21 inches.

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Bayport Reds, and Trout

Florida Sports Manin Member: mleach82

It's been a while, once I fished Bayport, however I decided to stay native. I downloaded the youngsters and the boat and wired around 10am. I took some pinfish to attend for the tide to return in, then went to work. Perhaps used for 3 hours with water and ended with trout and four reds 19 ″ -26 ″. A fantastic day for boys

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Ozello Slammin

Florida Sportsman Member: anglerbros 7286

I lastly acquired back to my small boat to get Ozello another experiment . No time, I acquired good purple, 23 ″ and 26 ″. We misplaced a few other slot machines and acquired a baby snook. I assumed we should always design the rain after 13:30 so we have been in search of trout shortly. We received a handful earlier than we received tired of them, as a result of trout fishing in eight meters of water at 15 mph shouldn’t be enjoyable. We returned, we have been in search of horror, and we managed one little child. I have the first Ozello slam, a couple of nice reds.

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Wet Redfish Chew

Florida Sportsman Member: SassaWhaler

Fishing was sluggish but initially secure. We observed the rain showers coming to the southwest and we put the bimini and prepared for soaking. As soon because the rain started, the chew went nuts! We left the fish biting with 5 fish that have been behind schedule. We decided to give up the character on four of the 12 NWs to look for some cobia. No joy in cobia. I requested for a event with a wife and a bachelor on Saturday. We founded the same island on Friday. The rains got here once more and so did the redfish. We sailed six redfish and misplaced a very nice snook.

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Purple mussels and Snook

Florida Sportsman Member: Billy

The fish have been co-operative. We took all of them artificially as normal, tender jerk baits and redfish magic are your decisions. The fish have been extremely aggressive on the hook, and lots of simply both obtained out or not hooked once they threw the lure exhausting. Twelve reds have been placed on the boat and 6 snooks have been delivered to the boat

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Crystal River Topwater Blow Ups

Florida Sportsman Member: anglerbros 7286

We made a fast trip up to 10.30 am till Mother's Day. A couple of more hours within the water we still received plenty of hits on the video. Combining one in ten hits is usually irritating, nevertheless it's so cool to see them crush. We in all probability had three to four 30+ years previous to destroy it and misplaced three or 4 occasions. We also had boats round five 20-26 inches and bundles.

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Crystal River Snookin '

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: HammerheadTed

Yritimme uusia alueita ja palkittiin näyttävästi eeppisellä päivällä. Käytämme useless keinotekoisia kovia syöttejä, usein ylävesiä.

Lue koko foorumin raportti.


Homosassa Combined Bag

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: Catfish_Hunter

 Homosassa Mixed Bag

Osuimme tavallisiin paikkoihimme ja pääsimme joukon punaisia, useita

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Crystal River Cobia

Floridan urheilijajäsen: Alex GA: sta

 Crystal River Cobia

Ankkuroin, jossa hän sanoi, että punasimpukat olivat, ja heitti DOA CAL: n muutaman kerran ja tarttui liskakalaan, heitti sen hieman ja sai suuren pureman. Se oli ensimmäinen kobiani

Lue koko foorumiraportti napsauttamalla tätä.


Crystal River Trout, makrilli ja valkoturska

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: xmuskyguide

 Crystal River Trout

Halusimme kalastaa kobialle, mutta se oli liian tuulinen päähän pois lahdelta.

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Barge Canal Trout ja Reds

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: anglerbros 7286

 Barge Canal Trout

Meillä oli täysikuu, kylmä edessä ja hieman tuulinen päivä käsitelläksesi joten se oli hyvin hidas purema. Pääsimme kiinni pari mukavaa taimenta ja hävisimme muutaman isomman kalan joko kärsimään tai punaista.

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Yankeetown Slam

Florida Sportsman member: NativeOne

When the tide began to return in, we moved to a spoil island and labored some rocky backside. We picked up a couple of strong reds 26-29″ using gold spoons and stay blue crabs. We moved to at least one final island for the highest half of the incoming, which produced a particularly unusual catch for us.

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Crystal River Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman member: xmuskyguide

Crystal River

Excessive winds held tidewaters back and where there’s often 4 ft of water there was only one foot. We nonetheless caught reds, sea trout, sand trout, whiting, and so on. The spotlight was a very nice redfish.

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Big Bend Winter Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman member: AZ2FL

Winter Mixed Bag

All fish have been caught with both Zoom Super Flukes, Z-man Paddlerz, Strike King Spinnerbait, Slayer Inc. Paddle Tails and Rapala Skitter Stroll & X-Rap Twitchin Minnow.

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Crystal River Trout

Florida Sportsman member: Alex from GA

Crystal River Trout

Wednesday we went to the Crystal River making an attempt to catch a redfish or snook. No reds or snook, however we took residence four 17″+ trout and released a number of extra.

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Crystal River Sheepshead

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

Crystal River Sheepshead

We ended with 30 sheepshead by midday and released one other dozen or so. All in the same spot in 32ft, by no means needed to re-anchor. The sheepshead are in all places nonetheless.

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Homosassa Trial and Error

Florida Sportsman member: Crabtrap

Homosassa

We decided there was sufficient water and started working the mangroves. In pretty brief order, two upper slot trout, and two reds at 22” and 25” came aboard. Later, on the best way residence, Alex acquired his 25” trophy.

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Crystal River Sheepshead and Snapper

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

Crystal River Sheepshead and Snapper

We observed the sheepshead have been like 5-10ft off the underside once I dropped the go professional down. We received some by slowly dropping shrimp on mild weight knocker rigs or single cut up shot. We moved to the reef and received round 20 snapper from 14″-20″ and a few extra nice sheepshead.

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Crystal River Selection

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

Every little thing was on stay shrimp at the moment, apart from one 24″ gag on a pinfish. Sheepshead have been caught on a stay shrimp 6-12″ off the underside and the snapper have been caught principally freelined. All in about 30ft of water out of Crystal River.

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Crystal River Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman member: Wishin i used to be fishin

Crystal River

Considering the tide ought to be getting proper to go hunt reds, we made our means although some shallow stuff and received set up on a oyster bar. Brandi struck shortly with a 19″ redfish. I hear her drag screaming once more. She brings up a nice chunky 24″ fish.

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Hernando Seashore Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: KingCatch

Hernando Beach Redfish

My pal Danny was utilizing a DOA cal on a 1/four ouncesjig and I used to be using a small, white rapala skitterwalk. We each had a number of hookups and caught a number of mid-slot fish before the tide dropped out and the fish disappeared.

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Creek Fishing Trout and Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: Jim311

Fishing Trout and Redfish

I worked my method within the creek with nothing however a couple of trout to point out for it, until I came throughout the very best spot within the creek. It had boulders strewn about on each side of an oyster bar choke point. The reds have been holding right here, ready for bait to get flushed out on the falling tide.

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First Ozello Redfish on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Flat Nuts

Ozello Redfish on Fly

I switched to a jig tipped with shrimp and caught an honest snook and two rat reds. Fished my means residence on the trolling motor, however no takers.Thursday morning wind was up and the whole lot appeared totally different from the two windless mornings I had Wednesday and Thursday.

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First Cedar Key Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: gunther318

Cedar Key Redfish

As I lifted the rod tip, he shook his head one last time and the road appeared like a guitar string breaking and I watched him swim off with my gold spoon. My son stated, “To heck with it, I’m using the last spoon” and shortly tied it on his rod. About ten minutes later he had a pink that appeared like a twin to my first one in the boat!

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Mason Creek Inshore Slam

Florida Sportsman member: floridafan

Mason Creek Inshore Slam

I headed out of Mason Creek with my daughter, son-in-regulation and son to attempt a spot that often holds loads of slot redfish this time of yr they usually were not residence! There have been good sized trout in the gap and we managed two good snook as well as a 33″ redfish! An excellent day for 3 hours of fishing.

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Crystal River Fishing with Family

Florida Sportsman member: xmuskyguide

Crystal River Fishing

My grandson, Eli, caught several sand trout on his own, but needed slightly help together with his first Spanish Mac. James caught an actual good Mac also and all of us caught a bunch of sand trout. Quickly headed for the frying pan. A very good two hours of fishing.

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Sluggish Inshore Weekend

Florida Sportsman member: Jim311

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The plan was to tug some minnows for specks. We in all probability caught eight or so, however general it was actually sluggish. All of my fish came on tender plastic grubs and not minnows, which is odd. We abandoned that plan and began fishing some shiners close to grass mats near deep water. Caught one nice bass, however that was it.

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Homosassa Redfish and Big Trout

Florida Sportsman member: Billy

Homosassa Redfish

Duane was satisfied yesterday was a superb topwater day, so he was throwing it while I used my regular gentle jerk bait. We put two reds in the cooler at 24, eight trout smallest at 18, and released eight extra reds. The smallest reds have been the 24’s we stored.

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A Week at Chassahowitzka River

Florida Sportsman member: zzzzzzsplash

Chassahowitzka River

We noticed tons of mullet, small snappers, birds, manatees, bait fish, it’s really a cool surroundings. The youngsters wore out the 6″ snapper using lifeless shrimp, they easily caught 50+. Not more than two miles from the ramp, I used to be bouncing a paddle tail delicate bait near the bank and had my fishing spotlight.

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Quick Ozello Trip

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

Ozello Trip

We only had a couple of hours to fish and still had a good time. We caught loads of fish that it felt like an entire day. Had a pair 24-25″ redfish and a few 18-20″. We also received some good drum and a sheepshead to convey residence.

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Redfishing the Flats

Florida Sportsman member: Jim311

Redfishing

The construction and rock in there was unimaginable, with swiss cheese oyster coated rock in all places and it was holding fish. It was so skinny you couldn’t throw any bait but topwater. I fished till I ran out of water. I boated at the least a dozen good reds with the most important at 30 inches and lost at the very least half a dozen. All the fish however two have been caught on topwater.

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Backcountry Redfishing

Florida Sportsman member: butchbal

Backcountry Redfishing

Barb and I headed out at midday to catch the afternoon tide. We found a faculty and caught a dozen or so in that spot. Barb caught her personal greatest pink and had the most important fish of the day.

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Homosassa Redfish, Snook and Trout

Florida Sportsman member: Widespread Panic

homosassa redfish

Sunday afternoon, my spouse and I went out with the identical plan in mind. After a couple of ladyfish have been on ice, we fished a shoreline with artificials. My wife did great. Two trout and a snook. After the snook we tried to get her a purple to round out the inshore slam.

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Yankeetown Redfish and Trout

Florida Sportsman member: gators7233

yankeetown redfish trout

I saw mullet leaping, tails coming out of the water, and wakes being made by some good wanting redfish. I reduce off the trolling motor drifted just a little closer and on my second forged, fish on! For the subsequent hour, this development continued. I ended up landing a complete of 9 redfish.

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Waccasassa Redfish, Snook and Trout

Florida Sportsman member: Jim311

We principally caught mid slot reds on your complete drift by way of this creek and in addition several 15-18 inch trout. Anna had a snook comply with her spoon to the boat too. I caught a number of respectable reds on topwater and I undoubtedly caught more trout than she did, they couldn’t resist the topwater spook.

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Selection Slam

Florida Sportsman member: Gator4Life

We pulled into an virtually empty CK parking zone. That’s when you realize your devoted, dumb or both. Winds have been blowing 15mph at occasions, but we made probably the most of it with 4 Reds, a Flounder and about ten Trout.

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Fishing The Chazz

Florida Sportsman member: Ruff One

Duane was fishing together with his super secret redfish lure and his rod bends over. After a battle that has the purple circling the gheenoe about 10 occasions, he lastly boats a pleasant 30in fish!

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Homosassa Reds and Trout

Florida Sportsman member: SassaWhaler

Made several drifts catching trout on every cross. Stopped counting at 25 trout with 11 keepers in the box. Obtained 2 extra keeper reds in the box with one being my buddies son’s first redfish.

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Yankeetown Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: gators7233

After a sluggish begin while trolling some new spots in Yankeetown, discussion board member gators7233 stumbled upon a few massive Reds. Good catch!

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Waccasassa Bay Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz

Although climate hasn’t been ultimate, forum member Redbonz made probably the most out of his time without work in the Waccasassa Bay and snagged 13 lovely redfish, the most important of which was 30″. Nice!

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Fishing with Dad

Florida Sportsman member: ghostrider8

I see Jay placing on a paddle tail and I STRONGLY recommend that he use reside bait as we had a bait nicely filled with shrimp, pinfish and dirt minnows and I figured it might improve his possibilities. However no, he stubbornly insists on using it and then promptly pulls this 29-inch snook out from underneath the mangroves on his first forged.

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Crystal River Redfish Action

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

We had a tough time catching quite a bit at first, being on the other aspect of the bar from the varsity, so we obtained snagged so much. There was so many that we nonetheless managed catching several on prime of the rocks although.

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Waccasassa Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz

You gotta love this time of yr. The Reds start coming alive, cooler climate is on the best way and the fishing should simply explode.

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Crystal River Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed

At the moment I went out early with Robbie, however we began at slack high tide and didn’t catch something until the water was flowing out onerous. Been catching smaller snook and this 35 inch snook is the first massive one I’ve gotten in a month or so and a real treat.

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Scorching Redfishing

Florida Sportsman member: Billy

It was a bit sluggish at first however then as we warmed up so did the fish. I started off with three keeper reds and a trout before we decided to maneuver. Duane, to not be out completed, adds three extra keeper reds within the boat.

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Early Morning Reds

Florida Sportsman member: Billy

So off we go to Billy’s Creek. It was filled with reds with some with their backs out of the water. The issue was they wouldn’t chew anything we threw at them. After a frustrating time period, and for as soon as wishing (type of), that we should always have had bait Duane says let’s move.

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Big Bend Reds

Florida Sportsman member: Billy

Fished a bit for a couple of trout, caught perhaps three or 4, to wait for water. That didn’t final lengthy, simply wanted one for the field anyway, and Duane says let’s go for the reds. They have been around, even saw one with it’s fins out of the water, but they have been reluctant to feed. We stored making an attempt and ultimately put eight keepers in the boat all around the 22 inch measurement.

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Getting Revenge

Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed

It made a loooong run of in all probability 100 yards and we ran it down. When it came to the web, it was a “slob”, very similar to mine from the opposite day, in truth we measured it at 39″, similar as mine, but a special place.

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Incoming Chew

Florida Sportsman member: permit_me

As I was re-rigging a spare rod, I put my rod in the holder and slam, Jack grabbed the rod was on with a 26 inch purple. A couple minutes later we resume, I am simply ending my knot from earlier and slam, Jack takes my rod and lands one other higher slot slob.

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Fishing with Grampa

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

My grandpa was capable of catch a pair which was cool as a result of they’re just about his favourite fish to catch, and this was his final trip he had earlier than heading back to New York.

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A Trip to Crystal River

Florida Sportsman member: badonskybuccaneers

As the day progressed, the wind seemed to die down some, so we hunted some crab pot floats for tripletail on the best way out however didn’t find anything authorized. We tried working one other bar alongside the spoils additional out and picked up a couple more trout, some jacks, a redfish, and I finished my inshore slam with an honest snook.

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Steinhatchee Trip

Florida Sportsman member: Cole321

We went out the subsequent afternoon into the Gulf and fished on the grass banks north of Steinhatchee. Discovered spots where there was skinny grass and adjoining oyster bars/rock piles. The primary spot we might see reds and drum tailing far and wide, the reds have been additionally rubbing within the grass.

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Crystal River Slam

Florida Sportsman member:Blkmnstr

Finally had a nice enough day to go out to long point. We obtained a later begin than what we needed too but have been nonetheless at the ramp in time to get to the banks before the tide changed. I attached with the primary trout then my girlfriend landed the subsequent three again to again.

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Brief Journey, Scorching Chew Florida Sportsman member: Jim311 The first stop was a creek that had produced properly for me on Thursday, however it usually holds smaller fish. It was about two hours from the underside of the low tide but we made the call to get skinny and danger getting stuck in the creek in hopes of discovering an excellent chew and it paid off. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Enjoyable on the Chaz Florida Sportsman member: Ruff One Duane uses that Chaz finesse and this snook is caught! But, he swallowed the lure utterly and there was no approach this one would go back. The injury was to nice. At 28 half inches he was legal and will surrender some delicious fillets. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


Fishing Both Sides Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown From Yankeetown to Cedar Key to Horseshoe and both Palm Coast and Matanzas on the east coast. The east coast has had range clear water for sight fishing and we have now been getting 10 or so a trip. The west aspect, properly let’s just say it’s been catching, not fishing. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Crystal River Trout and Sheepshead Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286 After studying Tremendous D’s submit about catching trout within the days inn canal figured we’d begin there since we launch there on every journey and was stunned to catch a 17 inch trout on my first forged with a gold lil john. Caught a couple of more on every different forged then received another within the mullet hole before heading to the creeks. Click right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Big Bend Trip Florida Sportsman member: Flat Nuts I made an excuse to return again up your approach with my daughter. We have been sneaking up to Ocala to select up a new pup for my wife for Valentines day beneath the guise of a quick father daughter fishing trip. Click on right here to read the complete forum report


Catching in the River Florida Sportsman member: 4WARD We stayed within the river on Sunday and jumped around right here and there. Snapper were not very lively however a pair reds determined to play. We ended up with two reds (23 and 26 3/4 inches), one drum and a pair snappers. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


Catching on the New boat Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 I saw a fish tailing so I advised mother the place to look and she or he saw the fish and made the shot. With out me telling her the place and growth, fish on! A strong fish at 27 inches and was her first real fish that she has sight fished. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Low Tide Action Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 The water came in just a little bit so I began working a shoreline next to a creek mouth. This turned out to be one of the best determination. We saw several fish, and a few absolute studs, on the surface alongside the shoreline. Ended up choosing up a pair fish this manner. Click here to read the complete forum report


Catching on Topwater Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown I obtained blasted three extra occasions by giants here but they have been over hitting the plug, literally coming out of the water. My co-worker had sufficient and went to prime water as properly. Didn’t take lengthy and he was crushed by an enormous. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


Catching within the Creeks Florida Sportsman member: kingkong954 On our approach out of the creek I managed to get my lure stuck in some grass. After much yanking and pulling and cursing the lure pops out into the water and wraps around my rod tip. After some cursing and untangling I find out the motion had one way or the other attracted a redfish, who had eaten the lure whereas I untangled the road! Click on right here to read the complete forum report


Crystal River Variety Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Tripletail fishing has been nice alongside the channel markers, crab lure buoys, and floating grass mats. Reside shrimp underneath a float is a positive guess when concentrating on these fish. Search for them as you run from spot to identify. They disguise slightly below the floating structure or nose up to channel markers. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


December Big Bend Action Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown We had a unfavourable low mid morning which I wish to fish up there, nicely it didn’t disappoint. The trout and reds have been laid up in the pot holes identical to they need to be in spring climate. Caught properly over 40 good trout up to 23 inches and 20 reds as much as 30 inches. Click here to learn the complete forum report


Topwater Motion Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed I hear an enormous snook hit Robbie’s lure with that telltale big suction slurp they do and the battle was on. Fish was in good present and was a a number of jumper of 5 or 6 occasions. After a very good battle the 31 inch fish came to the web. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Yankeetown Reds and Trout Florida Sportsman member:StandOutI2 We ran out to a reasonably low tide, so we started trout fishing. Boy have been they on hearth, they have been consuming every part, topwater, flukes, jigs, no matter we threw. Most of them being 19 to 23 inches with a number of smaller ones combined in. After about two hours of that we went to go find some reds. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Endurance pays Florida Sportsman member:shuterkng Not an excellent day because it was beginning to get late and the tide was about full. Then surprise, monster purple invasion. Virtually everybody received an enormous purple as we have been preventing for place on the boat, women gained. We stored four that have been slightly below 27 inches and launched a bunch extra. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


No Water No Drawback Florida Sportsman member:barhopperAD Catching mullet paid off, first forged was a 26 inch pink. Little bro was catching rat reds left and proper. The water acquired greater and motion received slower. So we moved around explored a bit of to discover a fishy wanting cove with plenty of activity and that REALLY paid off. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Cedar Key Motion Florida Sportsman member:Big Bend Brian We have been with no bottomfinder as I simply sent my Furuno in for restore so our plan was to only troll a shallow broad space of intermittent arduous bottom we used to stone crab on. Stopping in 19 ft we deployed some grouper plugs despite a fair amount of grass on the surface and inside 10 minutes had our first fish. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


First Journey Success Florida Sportsman member:Gman27 30 minutes later I found a pleasant creek and a few lagoons and commenced working the banks with a paddle tail. I might see reds pushing bait on to the banks and plenty of exercise. Couple casts in and landed my first cedar key redfish of 19 inches. After the exercise slowed down, I moved to a brand new lagoon and located more exercise, landed one other redfish of 29 inches. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report        


A Journey Down South Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown Friday, we decided to trailer up to Flamingo and sight fish method again up in the glades. Made a few 25 mile run north of Flamingo to some tremendous skinny creeks. Ended up sight fishing around 10 good reds as much as 30 inches and four snook up to 28 inches. All fish being caught in less than 12 inches of water. Click on here to read the complete discussion board report


Fishing with the Women Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz Being the 2 women have never caught redfish I assumed this may be a very good probability to place them on some fish. Didn’t actually matter most have been beneath slot, simply catching was a blast for them. Click on here to read the complete discussion board report


Catching in Cedar Key Florida Sportsman member: barhopperAD We started off two keeper reds again to again. My little brother then hooked right into a “redfish” which was screaming drag, pulled as much as boat and it was an enormous trout in all probability 25-27 inches, but the hook pulled right there and watched him swim away. Click right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Waccasassa Reds Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz Headed out early despite the fact that it was a reasonably early low tide. Took out a buddy that has not caught a variety of reds and hoped to get him into some high quality fish. He was not disillusioned as we obtained into them fairly good. Click here to read the complete discussion board report


Slot Slam Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286 Bob stuck to topwater like I’m positive Ted does as a result of they need that one fish, which I understand but I needed to catch my share of reds and needed to see if it worked for him before doing so. All my redfish didn’t change his thoughts then he landed a prime of the slot redfish that inhaled his plug! I stuck with the spoon then hooked the first snook! Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


From Tripletail to Tarpon Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown We head to the place the third and last lure is, hopefully and positive enough it’s nonetheless there. We didn’t see any fish on it however made casts at it any means. My second forged and the cork goes underneath and drag begins screaming, one other 10 pounder jumps. We get him netted and in the field. My youngsters both agreed that I needed to put my rod down. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Father and Son Fishing Florida Sportsman member: huntentails With the youngest son off of labor and a positive tide we settled on yesterday morning and it wasn’t a disappointment. We fished out of Crystal River and have been on fish all morning with a robust outgoing tide. Robbie caught his greatest snook so far at 39 & 1/four inches and I caught a 30 incher. Click here to read the complete forum report


New Spot Producing Florida Sportsman member: Billy We went to an space that I’ve by no means been earlier than, Duane hadn’t been in years, and we spent a lot of the trip fishing the identical area. We put twelve keeper reds in the boat and Duane managed a snook after another one acquired off earlier. Click here to read the complete discussion board report


Cedar Key Reds Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz Mid-morning the tide was shifting pretty good so we hit up into some creeks and located what we have been in search of. We obtained 14 reds on rattletraps, spoons and jerk baits. A couple of oversize, a couple of beneath, with the majority in the slot. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Muddy Water, Big Drum Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown I informed myself that once I hit this one bar, if there’s a drum on it, I used to be going to get him. It was shielded from the wind and would permit me to make an ideal forged. Positive enough, I not far away and the tail was a waving. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report


Backwater Snook and Reds Florida Sportsman member: Ruff One With the tide getting lower every second, Duane say “Lets hit some redfish spots closer to home base”. Off we go on one other wild journey and before you understand it we’re sitting on some rocks with redfish swirls wanting us within the face. Pitch a spoon and a nice redfish goes residence for dinner. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Yankeetown Drummin’ Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286 The fishing actually picked up with the incoming tide, as we launched a number of slot reds and one over slot. We additionally caught three black drum, all have been nice fights in the kayak. All fish have been caught lower than a mile from the ramp and on stay shrimp. Click here to read the complete forum report


Grinding it Out Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed Robbie went out with me for some topwater casting follow. Low outgoing to start out and the incoming the remainder of the morning. Robbie must of practiced ahead, as a result of he hit a nice 36 inch snook at the first stop. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Cedar Key Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown Nicely with in three casts with the skitter walk, I get smashed and a faculty stands the water up. Josh throws in and we are doubled up. Mine came in at 29 inches and his was 26 1/2, that set the tone for the day. We hit 5 or 6 spots and every spot had a faculty on it. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Snook and Scallops Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed We went to Sandy Hook yesterday so we decided to go Scalloping once more on this lovely day. After a late start, we motored out to the boat pack and found all the scallops I care to wash in an inexpensive time. There are nonetheless a lot on the market they usually have been huge! Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Crystal River Combined Bag Florida Sportsman member: huntentails We started with an outgoing tide and a slight east wind. First forged was a fantastic snook, but was lost earlier than it was boated for a photo session. We had to make a transfer a couple of hundred yards to get away from the bluefish as they have been simply tearing up something we threw. Click right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Cedar Key Reds and Trout Florida Sportsman member: me3260 Stay shrimp and minimize ladyfish have been the bait of the day. We caught a number of on Gold Spoons, however the water is so dark, the one hits we obtained on spoons have been throwing over a white sand bar, and reeling back across. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Big Bend Snook Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed By now I’m fishing spots the place I’ve by no means fished before. Paid off with this large 39 inch snook that was the hardest I’ve ever caught. 3 jumps and 3 long runs and one way or the other she didn’t wrap herself up in the sargasm. Missed another massive one a couple of casts later and left early with the grandkids visiting at residence. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


Big Bend Big Florida Sportsman member: Biggary16 I referred to as Pete (Snookspanker) to attempt for some snooks with the morning high tide. He favored the tide as we speak too so we went out for a fast journey. He stuck an enormous one inside the 1st half hour. The shoulders and the girth of this 40 plus incher was unreal. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


First Snook Florida Sportsman member: Lake13 We each have been on the lookout for our first snook and simply pounded till we both acquired one. 14 hours of fishing for one fish apiece. Couldn’t be happier though. What an exquisite space and we’ll each be back. Click here to learn the complete forum report


Jumbo Drum Florida Sportsman member: Biggary16 We had some gulps so we messed round with some massive drum pulling us around for a while. The final one which I caught was a behemoth and that was sufficient for me. We received out of there before the storm and made it house still dry. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Crystal River Reds and Scallops Florida Sportsman member: T-Bonefc After 15-20 minutes we shot further south and joined a small group between the C.R. crowd and Homosassa . The scallops have been a lot better right here in numbers. Still small for probably the most part however it’s what it is at first of the season. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Poling to the Reds Florida Sportsman member: Dveres95 We began the day trip in Mason Creek and labored south towards Chassahowitzka, with a high morning tide we obtained deep into the back country to a flat that could be very lively and holds massive redfish. Click here to read the complete discussion board report


Catching within the Creeks Florida Sportsman member: Billy We managed a number of reds and perhaps a half dozen snook that really made it to the boat. We stored hooking up the snook however a bunch simply both reduce us off or came unbuttoned earlier than we might get them to the boat. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Yankeetown Variety Florida Sportsman member: Biggary16 My brother was in town so we hit Yankeetown early. Obtained a nice snook on topwater that began the day trip nice. Had a couple other snook blow ups. Then went in search of reds. Click here to learn the complete forum report


Early Morning Snookin’ Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed Robbie had the large fish of the day on first and after a very good battle, it gill plated the road, however we noticed enough to realize it was an enormous one. Then I received a fat 32 inch fish, which was a welcome aid. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Low Water, Big Snook Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 I heard drag screaming and noticed a wake that seemed like a torpedo going by way of the water. Had to pull the powerpole up and chase it for a bit of bit then finally it stopped making the long run and came shut enough for me to understand it wasn’t the large pink I assumed it was. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


On the Reds Florida Sportsman member: bigkahuna Discussion board member bigkahuna and spouse received into the redfish within the massive bend region, as well as a couple of bonus snook. Good! Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Yankeetown Redfish Chew Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 My step dad picked up a couple more shorts. Properly, the varsity died down and we started working to another space. My mother was actual quiet behind the boat and stated she sees one thing. So she throws to it and positive sufficient, it’s a nice 27″ pink! Her largest up to now. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Calling in “Sick” Florida Sportsman member: hausw Not more than 5 minutes later I hooked into a a lot bigger one and battled him for nearly an hour. Hoisted him in the boat for a couple of pics and released him. After that I was exhausted and referred to as it a day. Click here to read the complete discussion board report


Mason Creek Reds Florida Sportsman member: Dveres95 We caught all our Reds on gold spoons, the fish have been concentrated in the deeper mud troughs between the islands, which still held 2 to 3 ft on the lifeless low. It has been a terrific previous month within the creek and it’s solely wanting higher. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


Yankeetown Redfish Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 Properly, acquired back to our regular spots on the incoming and observed there wasn’t an entire lot of water shifting. Rotated and went again out the best way we got here nonetheless on the incoming and growth, began seeing reds in all places. Click here to read the complete discussion board report


Big Bend Inshore Chew Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Forum member and the Big Bend’s weekend 4caster ripnlips has been on the fish. Catching snook, trout, redfish and more. Click here to learn the complete forum report


Windy Day Success Florida Sportsman member: Billy It was windy. Even within the creeks it was a chore to have any type of boat control but we caught it out for a number of hours. Tide was dashing in heavy and flooded a bunch of areas we often fish. We had to change up a bit however it all labored out. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Working the Docks Florida Sportsman member: Bassin Assassin Switched to the smoke/gold halo colour and was slowly swimming my lure near the underside in the entrance of a dock, it obtained blasted. Set the hook on a strong fish. Obtained it away from the dock. After a pleasant aerial display and a few good runs, Pat acquired her within the internet. She measured 28 inches. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Crystal River Snook Chew Florida Sportsman member: Biggary16 Hammerhead Ted and I acquired on the market early to catch the outgoing tide. Ted is the king of topwater snookin and he hooked an enormous one on his 3rd or 4th forged. He fought it for a long time however it scraped his 40 pound chief up and broke off. Click on here to read the complete discussion board report


Enjoyable with Buddies Florida Sportsman member: Billy An awesome day on the water with a couple wonderful fisherman and plenty of laughs. Virtually all fish came on prime water and a Redfish Magic sort lure. We’ll undoubtedly do that once more. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Big Bend Combined Bag Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Discussion board members ripnlips and Swampthing07 acquired into a pleasant combined bag of fish from triple tail to black drum. Swampthing07 spouse Kayla received in on the motion too. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


Profitable Scouting Florida Sportsman member: CarneLoco We noticed some huge tails pop up in about 3 foot of water. Have heard of massive black drum in these areas, however had no reside crabs. Might have swore a couple of have been reds combined in. After many excellent casts from each of us, Libby had a monster on. 15 minutes and a few laps across the bout she had her first black drum landed. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Big Bend, Big Reds Florida Sportsman member: Jim311 I pushed in additional into the creek. I spooked one good pink which I didn’t even see until he’d spooked. Then I attached once more, and once more it was another super exhausting battle. This fish was greater although, over 32 inches. It had a head on it the dimensions of a football, a real stud fish. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report


Crystal River Snookin’ Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed We caught fish in all places we went including some places that haven’t produced the final couple years. Robbie received four decrease slot and underneath slot reds and a number of other jacks. I missed an enormous snook early, however disappointment didn’t last too lengthy when i obtained a 31 inch snook at the subsequent place. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


Sheepshead, Snook and Snapper Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Sheepshead Snapper and Snook have been the targeted species recently. Looks like the sheeps are finally spawning out on the rocks reefs and ledges just offshore. They are prepared to chew in case you get ok weather to get on the market. When the weather will get dangerous we now have been getting snapper and snook within the river. Reside shrimp has been the bait of selection. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


Big Bend Bruisers Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown We hit the first spot, the water was clear they usually have been schooled up. Watched a faculty of over slots swim down the bank. Then acquired to observe the whole faculty battle over my fluke, simply superior to observe. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


Homosassa Redfish Florida Sportsman member: floridafan Pulled in about 60 principally undersized reds but managed 4 keepers between 20 to 24 inches. We every had a run 10 fish in 10 casts for me and 11 fish in 11 casts for my son, each on the similar time! 21 fish in less than 10 minutes! Click on here to read the complete forum report


Crystal River Inshore Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Sheepshead are starting to show up in their normal wintertime spots. We’re still getting a by-catch of gag grouper too. All on 8 pound braid and reside shrimp. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


Afternoon Redfish Chew Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown Once the tide got here in sufficient we headed out front to fish the outer bars. Was sluggish for an hour or so but the last hour and a half of daylight they turned on. Had a couple of doubles then switched out to topwater and obtained a couple of good ones on prime. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Catching the Bulls Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown Nicely Jacobs first blind forged was inhaled by a 20 pound stud. I was considering this can be a good strategy to begin. Jacob, my youngest son, and I have been on one boat and moved out to a different minimize to the gulf. Took some time for an additional chew and I finally obtained on the board with another 25 pounder on topwater. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


December Inshore Fishing Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips My son Jeremy came residence for Christmas so we went out and fished for a couple of hours for trout round some creeks. Caught our restrict of trout and launched about 20 extra by 11:30. Additionally caught these on jig and DOA Cals and some with stay shrimp on a jig. Click right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Nice Climate, Hungry Fish Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown As I get inside casting distance I see a pack of about 5 reds milling around so I publish up and tell the boys to throw up there. Jacobs forged was proper in the midst of them and he hooks up instantly. Click here to read the complete forum report


Hiding From the Wind, Catching the Fish Florida Sportsman member: Billy Shifting to some areas that have been sheltered from the wind we caught jacks, extra ladyfish than we cared to, mangroves with some keepers within the bunch, a pink, and plenty of snook. We managed to put twelve snook within the boat dropping greater than that earlier than touching the chief. Click on here to read the complete discussion board report


Catching with the Youngsters Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown We headed to the first spot and began throwing topwater over some oyster bars. Acquired one 25 inch pink and a stud trout proper off the bat. Pulled the hooks on two over slot reds and had a number of misses earlier than making a transfer. I then jumped up on the platform and turned the entrance of the boat over to the boys. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


Birthday Fun Florida Sportsman member: Bluewaterdrew We chased large faculties of mullet choosing off reds here and there, Jen even hooked a nice flounder. After high tide we went to a bar to attempt our luck with black drum. Saw a number of large ones that didn’t appear to mind us being proper on prime of them, however the jacks have been so thick it was onerous to maintain a lure in the water. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Catching within the Transition Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips For the past few weeks we now have been seeing fish transition from Summer time patterns to Fall patterns and which means they’re in the temper to eat. Now’s the time to get out on the water and benefit from it. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Seeing Pink Florida Sportsman member: G8trbait Then the women obtained a double hook up. It should have been a small faculty that swam by as a result of they have been attached again to again! April’s was a keeper, however Sophie’s had to grow up somewhat. It was legal, however we might afford to be picky and I don’t often maintain them until they’re over 20 inches. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Big Bend Redfish Action Florida Sportsman member: cthurow Drew’s first forged together with his Zara Spook and growth, fish on! Good drag screamer. I already had a bit of woman fish rig on a larger rod so I went forward and threw it out whereas Drew performed his fish. As soon as I netted Drew’s 26 inch purple, he yells, Dad that rod is bowed to the water! Click right here to read the complete forum report


Suwannee River Tripletail and Extra Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown As we trolling motor as much as the primary pole, a 10 pounder sky rockets 6 ft within the air about 75 yards out in the open. First time I have seen one free leap. My brother makes a forged on the pole and hooks up immediately. The fish gave two superb jumps and spits the hook. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report


Crystal River Fishing and Enjoyable Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Forum member ripnlips and pals had an ideal weekend, catching a slew of fish. Additionally they loaded on scallops, making for a pleasant meal! Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Waccasassa Reds Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz Concerning the time the tides have been getting proper the warmth was kicking into gear. After a few respectable Reds a storm started brewing up in the direction of Cedar Key so it was time to cut it brief. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report


Tearing Up the Tripletails Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown The chop made it a sluggish boat journey out but busted one on the very first pole. The fishing was onerous as a result of waves coming over the bow and solely with the ability to see down three to four inches however we made probably the most of it and put 5 within the field and referred to as it after about four hours. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Big Bend Slam Florida Sportsman member: Billy All the fish have been caught on artificial and I consider we didn’t get any on topwater. The snook was about 31 inches, the purple is dinner, and the trout is back within the water. I’ve a place you can virtually all the time catch a trout even in this heat so we went there so Duane might attempt to get his slam. Duane got here by way of with a Mirrodine. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Horseshoe Seashore Inshore Florida Sportsman member: florida_dorksman The thunder cloud might have saved the day, as a result of the primary creek we hit had extra exercise than I’ve seen out of there in virtually a yr. A gentle stream of stay shrimp stored the chew on hearth, and within an hour and a half we had four redfish to 28 half inches, an 18 inch sheepshead and a 24 inch black drum. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


Waccasassa Reds Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz So after the skies cleared up we have been capable of rise up to the place we needed to fish. Robust tide and the breeze made for some robust fishing at first but we caught with it and hit some quality fish. Five reds from 16 to 34 inches with two right at 27 inches that went residence for dinner. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


Yankeetown Black Drum Florida Sportsman member: Biggary16 Forum member Biggary16 acquired into some good black drum! Only fishing for a number of hours he caught 6 “big uglies” and a pleasant flounder. Tight work! Click on right here to read the complete forum report


Big Bend Snook Chew Florida Sportsman member: Snook Spanker These fish weren’t just slobs, they have been sensible slobs identical to all the large snook I’ve encountered. The truth is the primary 6 or 7 I hooked have been on topwater lures and both threw the hooks, ran me into and around rocks and snags or had me on so lengthy they wore via the 50 pound chief! Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


Wrecking the Reds Florida Sportsman member: PONCE Brandon and I had one of the best day of our life inshore fishing for Reds. We caught Reds up to 32 inches and 13 Reds general on the outgoing tide, all reds and trout have been caught on smooth plastic paddle tail on a jig. The large fish got here first then because the tide was bottoming out came the 4 26 and 27 slots for the cooler. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


Tarpon and Scallops in the Big Bend Florida Sportsman member: Bluewaterdrew Began off the day at my honey gap. Caught a number of jacks and runners. Then Jen hooked a pleasant little Tarpon that burned off numerous line and gave us a number of great jumps for the digital camera. Later we headed out for scallops and shortly received out restrict. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Yankeetown Slam Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 5 minutes after we came off aircraft I get slightly 16 inch pink on a topwater plug to start out the day without work. My step brother threw right behind me and picked up one other one about the identical measurement. It was beginning out as a promising morning. Simply across the nook I threw right into a spot I knew I used to be gonna hook up with a fish. I didn’t anticipate a 27 inch purple to go into the field. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Big Bend Inshore Chew Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown My brother stated he was uninterested in catching jack so he declined to throw into the madness. I acquired hit 3 times earlier than getting buttoned up. This was a greater class of fish. Thought it was one of many 12 to 15 pound jacks however after an excellent battle a 10 pound allow pops up next to the boat. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Crystal River Opening Day Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips If I used to be to guess how many boats we noticed out of Crystal River I might say perhaps 1000. Even with all the crowds we still received a boat restrict of scallops in an honest amount of time. We had time as we speak to even get some fishing carried out. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report


Scouting the Crystal River Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips After seeing the scallops we determine to see if the fish have been biting. Jeremy acquired a fast slam and I obtained an honest snook. Jacks appear to be all over the place as all the time. Every part was caught on the same bait, DOA Cal shad tail on a jig. Click right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Big Bend Slammin’ Florida Sportsman member: Billy Initially we stopped for some fishing and I hook up an honest snook but lose it, I hook up a purple, yep, and lose it. Duane hooks a purple and he too loses it. We’re considering perhaps we are getting rusty. Click right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Father’s Day Enjoyable Florida Sportsman member: huntentails Its not all the time concerning the fish You catch, it’s concerning the reminiscences made and the issues handed on from one who loves to fish to another! All I can say is thanks son for an excellent day on the water! Click on right here to read the complete forum report


Attending to the Point Florida Sportsman member: shuterkng Discussion board member shuterkng acquired out this weekend and acquired into the fish! Fishing Lengthy Level with stay shrimp produced some good fish, including black drum and flounder. Click on here to learn the complete forum report.


Cedar Key Catching Florida Sportsman member: Flash Picked one of many islands out and moved down the shoreline. Saw some reds but obtained no action. Lastly I eased us up along a bar, gave it a forged and fish on! Took me beneath the boat a few occasions however managed to deliver him to the web woman. Click on here to read the complete forum report.


Shired Island Monster and Extra Florida Sportsman member: jwroe I started throwing my prime water at it, however no luck, and a few minutes later , the tail pops up once more. My wife casts a shrimp to it, and off to the races. She nails a pleasant 35 inch plus drum. about 10 to 15 minutes of preventing and we had it boat aspect. I reached right down to get the lippers on it and it turned and broke line right on the boat. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report.


Cedar Key Trout and Macks Florida Sportsman member: lboverhof After being accomplished with catching mackerel and earlier than the tide slowly started coming again in, we began drifting over some grass between three to four ft of water behind snake. We ended up with 5 keeper trout with the most important being 19 inches. At first there was perhaps one other boat out there, but round 3:00 I look around and it appears like a parking zone. There had to have been 15+ boats that have been pretty close to one another on the flats! Click here to read the complete discussion board report.


Reds, Over and Underneath Florida Sportsman member: Billy No fish dinner tonight. Two over slots that have been fat and wholesome, plus eight underneath slots. I did catch a trout but no snook. All fish got here on spoons, redfish magic, and gentle jerkbaits. Click on right here to read the complete forum report.


Busting Reds on Both Coasts Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown I then leap up on the poling platform and begin poling the boys around this huge mud flat that has some scattered fish on it to see if we might sight fish some. We see a couple of and miss a number of, then I see one headed down the financial institution and tell josh to forged a 11 o’clock and he nails the forged and the purple jumps on the fluke. Another good upper slot fish joins the get together. Click right here to learn the complete discussion board report.


Birds to the Bay

Florida Sportsman member: huntentails “We hit the water at the crack of noon. It wasn’t long before we had trout on almost every cast. Most were just underslot but we did manage to sort thru them for a nice bunch for dinner along with a nice pompano…” Need to catch trout like this? Click here for a way-to movies, function stories, and extra!



Slammin’ the Big Bend Backcountry Florida Sportsman member: Billy Still in search of reds and making an attempt to avoid the trout we pulled up on some extent and a 33 inch snook hits my lure. After an extended struggle on trout and redfish gear I obtained it in the boat. The world we fish has some nice snook however they aren’t straightforward to catch till it warms up a bit. Click on here to read the complete discussion board report.


Mild Deal with, Low Tides and Keeper Trout Florida Sportsman member: PONCE I finished at the moment around midday and took off to Waccasassa. Brief and Sweet, here it is guys I`m not going to hide the place , what bait and every thing. Acquired on the water at 2:30 this afternoon and headed in around 5:30. Fished the outgoing tide back in the creeks and caught Trout up to 18.5 inches and a small Pink around 16 inches. Click here to read the complete forum report.


Seein’ Pink in Cedar Key Florida Sportsman member: GatoRella The distinction of a darkish fish on a light-weight coloured backside made them real straightforward targets for sight fishing. For the subsequent hour or so we took turns netting and releasing massive over slot reds, high-fiving, and usually having an awesome time. We ended up with three keeper reds together with 2 bookend 27 inch tourney winners, a handful trout, and a bunch of 30 plus inch over slots. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report.


Wet Day Trout Florida Sportsman member: huntentails Liking what I was seeing, however with little or no bait action we determined to fish a couple of of the factors with deep water. It didn’t take long because the fish have been there and hungry, we made brief order of putting some in the box for a pair dinners until this weather cleans up. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report.


MidDay Trout Chew Florida Sportsman member: dakilmartin1 We worked the sides of deeper cuts through the outgoing tide and the shallow flats on the incoming. Each fish was taken on a MirroDine and a number of other have been sight fished. Lengthy mild leaders and longer casts have been the trick in the present day. Both Rob and I caught our personal greatest trout immediately on arduous baits but I used to be more excited for rob as this was his first trip down the river! We simply put a restrict of upper slot trout in the boat at this time but solely stored a dozen. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report.


Steinhatchee Bulls Florida Sportsman member: JC_UF_ITK Outdoors of a handful of trout, three being keepers, we managed two monster redfish on a double hook up. The first fish ate a jerkbait and was adopted by two others. A fast forged of a spinnerbait managed the second fish. One weighed 26 pounds and the opposite was 20 kilos. Click right here to read the complete forum report.


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