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Yankeetown Snook and Reds – Florida Sportsman

Yankeetown Snook and Reds - Florida Sportsman

Current Coastal Fishing Stories from Massive Bend


Yankeetown Snook and Reds

Florida Sportsman Member: gators7233

I assumed the snook chew can be on hearth in all of the rain. I solely had three hours of fish and I needed to hit a number of areas. For the primary hour and a half I was fishing along waves and synthetic oysters and slicing the stream, but I obtained just some small redfish. One other place of the day is that I had a very good hour of fishing! I went to the mouth of a creek with a great current and a few oyster bars that appeared to be corrosive. After the third forged, 33 ”snook started shouting. About fifty minutes to get him to the boat and launch him shortly. He fought an amazing battle and was fun. Instantly afterwards, he grabbed a smaller neck and a 25 inch redfish.

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Latest Huge Bend

Florida Sportsman Member: Totally different

Some stories have been made lately on Yankeetown, horseshoe and Crystal River. Yankeetown's outcome was pink mussels, snooker, Jack, trout and thirty. Horseshoe fishing produced good amounts of trout, some ladyfish, a few sharks and a cob, which pulled the hook virtually after winding. The hooks of the Crystal River have hooked good amounts of trout, massive sharks, cobia and some flounder.

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Walkasas Black Drum

Florida Sportsman Member: Quad32x

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

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Huge Bend Bites

Florida Sportsman Member: nick & Captian_Louie_Argiro

Crystal River Fishing is RED HOT! Because the climate has even begun to prove itself that our final refrigeration machine has passed, the temperature of the water has risen and so many sails the fishermen get each day. The trout has been an space where we’ve spent a variety of time lately, because there’s far more than only a trout on this area. See more detailed stories

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Robust Bites in Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: Captian_Louie_Argiro

When the wind shouldn’t be blowing, trout fishing has been pretty good, and there was plenty of issues happening there. Nature Coast. Some cobias have begun to point out their faces, and in case you look actually exhausting, there are a couple of more threes to play.

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Crystal River Trout and Sheepshead

Florida Sportsman Member: nick

Messed with sheepies just a little this week and they begin getting a bit of greater. Or the cold has pressured the grouper out, and we will actually get to the sheep now. Trout has been respectable after it has warmed barely. We've just received plastic from three to 4 meters of water. I had some on the river and I died yesterday. I additionally interrupted mid-30th century, who tried to flip it.

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Final Week at Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: nick

Trout has been strong in low dwellings with two to 3 ft of water. The fish have reacted to the popping cap and shrimps or delicate plastics with a 1/8oz jig. It varies every day, wherever they want. Fortuitously, they’ve been principally recreation fish. We now have also begun to get some type 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 that you'd greatest give attention to pink. Gator4Life restricted pink day-after-day to a three day trip. Then again, nick tells concerning the good chew of trout within the Crystal River and 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 the trout first and received probably the most out of the final trips. We received about 20, and 1/3 have been fish-sized fish. We had an excellent nurse shark swim proper as much as the boat. He was in all probability seven or eight ft. We went to the oyster / shell beams simply before the tides and my wife reeled in their personal redfish. In the midst of some footage it spits the previous, rusty jighead. Fascinating

Josh… BAMF: There were just a few automobiles that arrived on the ramp to Fort Island Path Park. We started in air 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 began to look greater baits. We found it good with sardines. We downloaded the livewell and went a number of miles away and only captured the brief ghosts and grunts. The seas have been very good, and the temper was not clean, however it was unbearable when it didn't move. We call it a day about fifteen and we came residence with the youngsters.

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Massive Fish Sightings on Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: Ocala

Water was a Good Day was overlooked. I received this actual nice purple right on the boat that hit the highest water. Later, whenever you used the stick jumps, I stayed within the largest trout I've ever seen. My good friend grabbed me, so I rotated to see the place he was grabbed. Once I turned again, this was a huge trout that stared at my bait that was floating on the floor. I suffered it once and he jumped. I suffered it again and he jumped into it. In a second my line broke. I estimate the dimensions was about 30 inches. As I stated, it was big. Quick forward for about half an hour and so very giant, about 44 inches, take a swipe to catch up. Again, right on the boat. It acquired my coronary heart rolling. He missed, however the man who was the fish was big. My good friend additionally obtained several trout, one among which was about 20 inches.

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Yankeetown Discussion board Adventures

Florida Sportsman Member: BigRedBaron

I requested 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, but my wife and I ended up assembly a member of the discussion board every week later to attempt the last time snook earlier than the top of the season. It was quite windy, so we didn't go very far from the ocean, but we tried several beaches near the Crystal River power plant, the canal, a couple of islands and the river Withlacoochee. The fish appeared to be tight, which didn’t lead to so many tight strains. We ended up getting a pretty big whiting and pink purple that my spouse fortunately attached. All in all, it was a enjoyable day with water with a new pal and we acquired to know the new space we weren’t fishing yet. I really favored the world and will certainly return in the future.

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Huge Bend Reviews

Florida Sportsman Member: Elapid, Gator4Life & NativeOne

Though robust winds have been reported in the Huge Bend space, fishing has been troublesome however respectable. The member of the discussion board, Elapid, reported good fishing in the high tide and reported redfish, massive trout and later days. Gator4Life fished at Steinhatcheea, the place he grabbed many brief trout, one purple and huge beer trout he found within the creek. Throughout 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 garden that was not seen. As quickly as our feed hit the water, right here comes the boat straight to us. We’re surrounded by five square kilometers of oysters, and this boy picks up fishing. I understand that he is not fishing, however pulls our bait on to get out and take some photograph templates with a tripod. My wife's bait is just 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 sign of future issues. We went to some totally different bars, and within the subsequent 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 perpetually.

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Cedar Key to Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: Gator4Life

I took my pal out at noon and went out to the garden enclosures at Snake Key. We acquired a variety of noticed trout, but much more silver / sand trout. When you dropped beneath the cap, you get principally spots. In the event you throw with no cap and bounce on the backside, you’ll principally find yourself with sand trout. I don't keep in mind the final time this sandy trout was combined with the spots. There's additionally plenty of ladyfish, so we favored the large purple. I received one pink 17 three/four ″ and two purple twins 27 1/four ″. We're not bringing anything purple for dinner, however it was good to see them back into the holes we obtained final fall.

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Crystal River Trout

Florida Sportsman Member: crystalriverrat

I went on Saturday within the wind. It was a relatively disagreeable factor, where 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 started scorching. I acquired 18 ″, then right after about 17 ″. Then I acquired my greatest trout. She had hair underneath 27 ″, with a tail squeezed. He fought for an excellent struggle for trout. I give up 16 ″, then the participant.

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Spring Break Success

Florida Sportsman Member: Nobel

We obtained anchored round 11.30 am and within the subsequent three or four 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 much time to fish myself, between the removing of the large sheep stock and the occasional break. After the primary 15 or more stewards, we started to be really selective, and we simply felt actually huge. At about three:00 we had almost 25 guards on our boat.

Last morning, my older son and I went out for a coastal fishing trip that starts at around 8:45. In our typical popping chambers and efficiently we discovered a great variety of trout stacked in about three to 5 footbeds between Atsena Otis and Snake Island at high tide. We give up the morning with six keepers in the radiator, three of which have been around a 19-inch character and numerous shorts that have been launched. 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 center of a low degree. The trout was stacked on the column and the Punas have been scattered along the sides. We received about 30-40 trout, six purple and nine flounder. We decided to convey three purple, eight trout and 4 flies to the radiator and we went again at noon.

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Shock Pink

Member of Florida Sportsman: Ruff One

We received all the standard suspects of child bodybuilders nearly the whole lot on the underside, and the Spanish mackerel is added to the listing. We just enjoyed the day by capturing the bull, and then it occurred! We have now 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 determined to take Ruff One into the bay to attempt your luck in these annoying sheep. We went out to the low Homosassa rocks. We finally found a rock about 15 meters. The chew came shortly and ended as quick. We used shrimps and tits. We put five boats and it was a day. The by-catch was off the radar. We acquired the fish of each bay besides cobia and mackerel. We will even put 4 trout on the boat!

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Crystal River Selection

Florida Sportsman Member: anglerbros 7286

The plan was to look for sheep, nevertheless it was fairly good within the morning. We went to the streams to verify it first. The trout was nonetheless stacked fairly thick although the water temperature rose back to the mid-60s. We used 1/8 ouncesof Jim's Jig and Gold Lilie John all day. It will have been a simple two-man restrict if we needed to maintain so much. Then I acquired two redfish, one 22 ″ and the opposite about 15 ″. We also waddled 4 flies there, which doesn’t happen typically. At midday we went to seek out sheep, but as an alternative we found a gaggle of 50 infants. Jake started enjoying around with a push button and received a monster! Snapper and sheepshead stacked up at 60 degree water temperatures.

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Crystal River Slam

Florida Sportsman Member: anglerbros 7286

It was very windy and cold, so fishing was exhausting but we there were still good fish. We began jumping on some jigs. Will received a nice place on her second morning. We’ve got a couple of other babies that penetrate and snapper there earlier than I’m going down 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 obtained numerous small cannons, purple and mackerel. The tide rose barely, so we went to the streams. There I was stunned to seek out some nice sheep. One was over 23 ″ the opposite was 14 ″, each shrimp. Colin obtained a 25 ″ pink Cajun Thunder and shrimp mixture. We only designed open houses for more than 20 extra baby trout. We saturated it and went up the river to get another ten babies before calling it a day.

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Crystal River: Trout member Plentiful

Florida Sports Man: Biggary16

I fished about two occasions every week for cooler water temperatures and I have asked a whole lot of trout. It’s a must to work by way of all 14 inches which might be there to get some keepers. Snook appears to be shifting for warmer water. Redfish appears to be scattered

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Homosassa Backcountry Redfish

Florida Sportsman Member: Flat Nuts

My son Alex and I walked to Florida universities to offer him just a little taste of where he’ll continue his schooling next yr. 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 yard that he knows behind his hand. The fish have been very early, and we had a number of refusals, then things have been launched and we received a couple of cheats. I dropped on the deck and the little purple and Alex received very nice pink. I have to say that your pink fights are more intense than the pink ones. Alex has asked for various days, however realized that the guess have to be unfastened in order that the fish catch is like that! After finding that it was not an issue pulling, he went to work, and after a few minutes and somewhat 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 first time about ten ft from us and the surface. Holy cow, it's snook and massive. I obtained its nicked, measured, few footage and back within the water. My spouse has been struggling for the first time and it was a 35 inch slobberknocker. I informed him jokingly that we might additionally head house as a result of we didn't do it better. A couple of bars hit and we acquired 24 ″, 25 ″ and 26 ″ redfish. I went house with only one purple stick and went residence with charming rights.

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Crystal River Slam

Florida Sportsman Member: licenc_me

Prior to now, the tide was destroyed by the autumn of a pleasant decrease trout. At the backside of the morning I fastened one thing nice. My first impression was an enormous mackerel, but no, offshore spike about 24 ″. Some ladyfish came by means of the bait, which was the first time I noticed a bait that’s thick this yr. We switched gear and went to pink. Now the tide was torn and the wind picked up. There were numerous small snappers, a few small groups, and just one purple purple, but it will circulate the first Crystal River slam. I think that the reds pushed the shore of the new moon within the afternoon.

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Submit-Irma Reds, Trout and Flounder

Florida Sportsman Member: Gator4Life

The place we acquired for the Purple Sea was not produced at this time. We made a bit search and discovered 5 reds. Inferior to earlier than the storm, but I do not complain about 30 ″ and 26 7/eight ″ perfectly sized. We also acquired a couple of 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

Every and every considered one of them there was all of a sudden hungry. I acquired there 12 and 12:30 – 2 felt we received one or two reds for every forged. All have been up and down, extra fish than in earlier years. The larger ones haven’t but superior. I obtained five 28-30 ″ pink.

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Snook & # 39; Massive Bend

Florida Sportsman: HammerheadTed

Largest thunder as a result of spring hits my lure and provides me an enormous battle. He took me round the whole 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. While working behind the nail and then into that deep mouth with two instruments, a hand and a lure, we obtained him caught without 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 ruled the three keeper sizes. I went again to my purple gap a second time to catch the incoming start. I’ve acquired them after two hours high, so I didn’t know if they might be there. Lastly, I acquired 5 different keepers, the most important 23.5 ″.

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Afternoon Redfish and Snook

Florida Sportsman Member: Billy

We received a number of purple and a number of snooks and Jack. Snook was really 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 beneath three meters of water. They have been taken with tender jerkbaits, though I feel Mark obtained one gold spoon. A pleasant day with water

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Successful Snook

Florida Sportsman: 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 obtained two huge snooks and oversized trout. I additionally acquired a mistake and it wasn't as small as he says, simply as you realize. We noticed dolphins, manatees, shuttle dives and a couple of frigate birds close by.

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Two hours pink journey

Florida Sportsman Member: Billy

It was a bit confused, but good weather, so we decided to go south. The fish have been lively, but they have been busy doing. We managed to place the eater on the boat, added a couple of purple, and in all probability six stalks, by counting the snooklets. All 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 variety

Florida Sportsman Member: CoachTL

First Premiere of the Day, I acquired a pleasant redfish on the excessive 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 used to be capable of land, and he was simply over 36 inches. Initially of the outgoing tide, we worked 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 pink clock at 34 ″, and my daughter brought two slot machines, 29 ″ over the mark and huge ugly-his largest fish yet. Black registers 42 kilos in a Boga grip that was fun as a result of my daughter weighed 54 kilos. When the women have been uninterested in catching fish, I used to be capable of land for a number of myself before the tide was too low. It has been an amazing fishing, regardless of the temperatures and the current full moon. Water still looks like sowing water, but all this rain we've obtained should do one thing to maintain the chew robust.

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Drumming at Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: Biggary16

It wasn't a great condition, but we acquired a number of snooks and enjoyable to see some big black drum or we want to invite them , massive drums. The subsequent time I obtained out, I used to be a member of the discussion board WishinIwasfish and needed to attempt a brand new area. We had a very good high tide to search for the pink drum. I found a pleasant 26.5 inch purple mangrove. We imagined fishing for points and acquired an excellent 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 began north of Homosassa and the pickings have been fairly thin. We moved a couple of occasions and managed to slowly get about three liters in about two hours. We have been principally about 5 to 6 meters of water. We also found a very cool edge with a pleasant sized snapper and a gaggle participant, right in the midst of the lawn. It was about 20 ft long and about three ft with aid. We imagined we had sufficient scallops for appetizers, and we tried to attempt fishing. I took an 18 inch purple and my subsequent spouse threw me and acquired 21 inches.

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Bayport Reds, and Trout

Florida Sports activities Manin Member: mleach82

It's been some time, once I fished Bayport, however I decided to stay native. I downloaded the youngsters and the boat and wired round 10am. I took some pinfish to wait for the tide to return in, then went to work. Perhaps used for 3 hours with water and ended with trout and 4 reds 19 ″ -26 ″. An incredible day for boys

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Ozello Slamm

Florida Sportsman Member: anglerbros 7286

I lastly acquired back to my small boat to get Ozello another experiment . No time, I acquired nice purple, 23 ″ and 26 ″. We misplaced a few other slot machines and received a baby snook. I assumed we should always design the rain after 13:30 so we have been on the lookout for trout shortly. We obtained a handful earlier than we acquired tired of them, because trout fishing in eight meters of water at 15 mph is just not fun. We returned, we have been on the lookout for horror, and we managed one little baby. I’ve the first Ozello slam, a few good reds.

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Rainy 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 ready for soaking. As soon as the rain began, the chew went nuts! We left the fish biting with 5 fish that have been behind schedule. We determined to give up the character on four of the 12 NWs to look for some cobia. No joy in cobia. I asked for a event with a spouse and a bachelor on Saturday. We founded the identical island on Friday. The rains came again and so did the redfish. We sailed six redfish and lost a very nice snook.

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Pink Snakes and Snook

Florida Sportsman Member: Billy

The fish have been cooperating. Otimme ne kaikki keinotekoisesti, kuten tavallista, pehmeät jerk-syötit ja Redfish Magic ovat valintasi. Kalat olivat äärimmäisen aggressiivisia koukussa, ja monet vain joko pääsivät pois tai eivät koukussa, kun heittivät uistin kovasti. Laitettiin veneeseen kaksitoista punaista, ja veneeseen tuotiin kuusi snookia

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Crystal River Topwater Blow Ups

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: anglerbros 7286

Teimme nopean matkan äitienpäivään asti klo 10.30 asti. Vielä pari tuntia vedessä saimme vielä paljon osumia videossa. Yhden kymmenen osuman yhdistäminen on joskus turhauttavaa, mutta se on niin siistiä nähdä ne murskata. Meillä oli luultavasti kolmesta neljään 30+ -vuotias tuhota se ja menettänyt kolme tai neljä kertaa. Meillä oli myös veneitä noin viiden 20-26 tuuman ja nippujen välillä.

Lue koko foorumiraportti napsauttamalla tätä.


Crystal River Snookin '

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: HammerheadTed

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

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Homosassa Combined Bag

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: Catfish_Hunter

 Homosassa Mixed Bag

Osuimme tavallisiin paikkoihimme ja päädyimme joukko punaisia, useita

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Crystal River Cobia

Floridan urheilijajäsen: Alex, GA

 Crystal River Cobia

Ankkuroin, jossa hän sanoi, että punasimpukat olivat, ja heitti DOA CAL: n muutaman kerran and caught a lizard fish, threw it some extra and obtained an enormous chew. It was my first cobia.

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Crystal River Trout, Mackerel and Whiting

Florida Sportsman member: xmuskyguide

Crystal River Trout

We needed to fish for cobia, nevertheless it was too windy to go out of the bay. We nonetheless managed to supply some fish to take house.

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Barge Canal Trout and Reds

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

Barge Canal Trout

We had a full moon, cold front and somewhat windy day to cope with so it was a very sluggish chew. We ended up catching a couple nice trout and lost a couple of greater fish both snook or reds.

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Yankeetown Slam

Florida Sportsman member: NativeOne

When the tide started to return in, we moved to a spoil island and worked some rocky backside. We picked up a number of strong reds 26-29″ using gold spoons and reside blue crabs. We moved to at least one final island for the top half of the incoming, which produced a very unusual catch for us.

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Crystal River Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman member: xmuskyguide

Crystal River

High winds held tidewaters back and the place there’s often 4 ft of water there was just one foot. We nonetheless caught reds, sea trout, sand trout, whiting, and so on. The spotlight was a really nice redfish.

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Huge Bend Winter Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman member: AZ2FL

Winter Mixed Bag

All fish have been caught with either Zoom Tremendous Flukes, Z-man Paddlerz, Strike King Spinnerbait, Slayer Inc. Paddle Tails and Rapala Skitter Walk & 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 launched 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 noon and launched another dozen or so. All in the identical spot in 32ft, never needed to re-anchor. The sheepshead are all over the place nonetheless.

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Homosassa Trial and Error

Florida Sportsman member: Crabtrap

Homosassa

We decided there was enough water and began working the mangroves. In pretty brief order, two higher slot trout, and two reds at 22” and 25” got here aboard. Later, on the best way house, 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 bottom 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 obtained round 20 snapper from 14″-20″ and some extra good sheepshead.

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Crystal River Variety

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

Every thing was on stay shrimp as we speak, apart from one 24″ gag on a pinfish. Sheepshead have been caught on a stay shrimp 6-12″ off the bottom 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 was fishin

Crystal River

Considering the tide ought to be getting proper to go hunt reds, we made our means though some shallow stuff and acquired arrange 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 using a DOA cal on a 1/four ouncesjig and I was using a small, white rapala skitterwalk. We each had multiple 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 means within the creek with nothing however a couple of trout to point out for it, until I got here 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 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 method house 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 final time and the line 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 within 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 a variety of slot redfish this time of yr and they weren’t residence! There have been good sized trout within the hole 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 personal, however wanted slightly assist together with his first Spanish Mac. James caught a real nice Mac also and all of us caught a bunch of sand trout. Soon headed for the frying pan. An excellent two hours of fishing.

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Sluggish Inshore Weekend

Florida Sportsman member: Jim311

inshore

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 delicate plastic grubs and not minnows, which is odd. We abandoned that plan and started 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 Massive Trout

Florida Sportsman member: Billy

Homosassa Redfish

Duane was convinced yesterday was a very good topwater day, so he was throwing it while I used my ordinary delicate jerk bait. We put two reds in the cooler at 24, eight trout smallest at 18, and released eight more 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 utilizing lifeless shrimp, they easily caught 50+. No more than two miles from the ramp, I used to be bouncing a paddle tail mushy bait near the bank and had my fishing highlight.

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Quick Ozello Journey

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

Ozello Trip

We only had a couple of hours to fish and still had a great time. We caught plenty of fish that it felt like an entire day. Had a couple 24-25″ redfish and some 18-20″. We additionally acquired some nice drum and a sheepshead to convey house.

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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 however 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 but 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 private greatest purple 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 number of ladyfish have been on ice, we fished a shoreline with artificials. My spouse did nice. Two trout and a snook. After the snook we tried to get her a pink 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 minimize off the trolling motor drifted a bit of nearer and on my second forged, fish on! For the subsequent hour, this development continued. I ended up touchdown 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 all the drift via this creek and also 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 extra 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 understand your devoted, dumb or both. Winds have been blowing 15mph at occasions, however 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 struggle that has the pink circling the gheenoe about 10 occasions, he finally boats a nice 30in fish!

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Homosassa Reds and Trout

Florida Sportsman member: SassaWhaler

Made a number of drifts catching trout on every cross. Stopped counting at 25 trout with 11 keepers within the field. Received 2 more keeper reds in the field with one being my buddies son’s first redfish.

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Yankeetown Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: gators7233

After a sluggish start whereas 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 weather hasn’t been splendid, forum member Redbonz made probably the most out of his time off within the Waccasassa Bay and snagged 13 lovely redfish, the most important of which was 30″. Good!

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Fishing with Dad

Florida Sportsman member: ghostrider8

I see Jay putting on a paddle tail and I STRONGLY recommend that he use reside bait as we had a bait properly filled with shrimp, pinfish and mud 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 beneath the mangroves on his first forged.

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Crystal River Redfish Action

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

We had a hard 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 still managed catching a number of 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 ought to simply explode.

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Crystal River Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed

Right now I went out early with Robbie, however we began at slack high tide and didn’t catch anything till the water was flowing out exhausting. Been catching smaller snook and this 35 inch snook is the primary massive one I’ve gotten in a month or so and an actual deal with.

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Scorching Redfishing

Florida Sportsman member: Billy

It was slightly sluggish at first but then as we warmed up so did the fish. I began off with three keeper reds and a trout earlier than we determined to maneuver. Duane, not to be out accomplished, provides three more keeper reds in 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 once wishing (type of), that we should always have had bait Duane says let’s move.

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Massive Bend Reds

Florida Sportsman member: Billy

Fished a bit for a couple of trout, caught perhaps three or four, to wait for water. That didn’t final lengthy, just wanted one for the box anyway, and Duane says let’s go for the reds. They have been around, even noticed 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 within the boat throughout 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”, similar to mine from the other day, in truth we measured it at 39″, similar as mine, however a special place.

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Incoming Chew

Florida Sportsman member: permit_me

As I used to be re-rigging a spare rod, I put my rod in the holder and slam, Jack grabbed the rod was on with a 26 inch pink. A pair minutes later we resume, I’m just 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 couple which was cool as a result of they’re pretty much his favourite fish to catch, and this was his final trip he had before heading again to New York.

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A Journey to Crystal River

Florida Sportsman member: badonskybuccaneers

Because the day progressed, the wind appeared to die down some, so we hunted some crab pot floats for tripletail on the best way out but didn’t find anything legal. We tried working one other bar along the spoils further out and picked up a pair more trout, some jacks, a redfish, and I finished my inshore slam with an honest snook.

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Steinhatchee Journey

Florida Sportsman member: Cole321

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

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Crystal River Slam

Florida Sportsman member:Blkmnstr

Finally had a pleasant sufficient day to go out to lengthy point. We received a later begin than what we needed too however have been nonetheless on the ramp in time to get to the banks earlier than the tide changed. I attached with the first trout then my girlfriend landed the subsequent three again to again.

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Brief Journey, Scorching Chew Florida Sportsman member: Jim311 The primary 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 bottom of the low tide however we made the call to get skinny and danger getting caught in the creek in hopes of discovering a very good chew and it paid off. Click here to read the complete forum report


Enjoyable on the Chaz Florida Sportsman member: Ruff One Duane makes use of that Chaz finesse and this snook is caught! However, he swallowed the lure utterly and there was no method this one would return. The injury was to nice. At 28 half inches he was legal and will hand over some delicious fillets. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Fishing Each Sides Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown From Yankeetown to Cedar Key to Horseshoe and each 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 simply say it’s been catching, not fishing. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Crystal River Trout and Sheepshead Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286 After studying Super D’s publish 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 obtained another in the mullet hole earlier than heading to the creeks. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Massive Bend Trip Florida Sportsman member: Flat Nuts I made an excuse to return back up your approach with my daughter. We have been sneaking up to Ocala to select up a new pup for my spouse for Valentines day underneath the guise of a quick father daughter fishing journey. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


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


Catching on the New boat Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 I saw a fish tailing so I advised mom where to look and she noticed the fish and made the shot. Without 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 Motion Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 The water came in just a little bit so I started working a shoreline subsequent to a creek mouth. This turned out to be one of the best choice. We noticed several fish, and some absolute studs, on the surface along 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 more occasions by giants here however they have been over hitting the plug, literally popping out of the water. My co-worker had enough and went to prime water as properly. Didn’t take long and he was crushed by an enormous. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Catching in the Creeks Florida Sportsman member: kingkong954 On our means 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 round my rod tip. After some cursing and untangling I find out the action had one way or the other attracted a redfish, who had eaten the lure whereas I untangled the line! Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


Crystal River Selection 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 nostril as much as channel markers. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


December Massive Bend Action Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown We had a damaging low mid morning which I wish to fish up there, nicely it did not disappoint. The trout and reds have been laid up within the pot holes identical to they need to be in spring weather. Caught nicely over 40 nice trout up to 23 inches and 20 reds up to 30 inches. Click right here to learn the complete discussion board 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 current and was a multiple jumper of 5 or 6 occasions. After a very good battle the 31 inch fish came to the web. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board 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 all the things, topwater, flukes, jigs, no matter we threw. Most of them being 19 to 23 inches with a couple of smaller ones combined in. After about two hours of that we went to go find some reds. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Endurance pays Florida Sportsman member:shuterkng Not an incredible day because it was starting to get late and the tide was about full. Then shock, monster pink invasion. Virtually everybody acquired an enormous pink as we have been preventing for place on the boat, women gained. We stored 4 that have been slightly below 27 inches and released a bunch more. Click 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 obtained larger and motion acquired slower. So we moved around explored slightly to discover a fishy wanting cove with numerous activity and that REALLY paid off. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Cedar Key Action Florida Sportsman member:Huge Bend Brian We have been with no bottomfinder as I just sent my Furuno in for repair so our plan was to only troll a shallow broad area of intermittent exhausting backside we used to stone crab on. Stopping in 19 ft we deployed some grouper plugs regardless of a fair amount of grass on the surface and within 10 minutes had our first fish. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report


First Trip Success Florida Sportsman member:Gman27 30 minutes later I found a pleasant creek and a number of lagoons and started working the banks with a paddle tail. I might see reds pushing bait on to the banks and a lot of exercise. Couple casts in and landed my first cedar key redfish of 19 inches. After the exercise slowed down, I moved to a new lagoon and discovered more exercise, landed another redfish of 29 inches. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report        


A Trip Down South Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown Friday, we decided to trailer up to Flamingo and sight fish means again up within the glades. Made a few 25 mile run north of Flamingo to some super skinny creeks. Ended up sight fishing round 10 nice reds as much as 30 inches and 4 snook up to 28 inches. All fish being caught in lower than 12 inches of water. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Fishing with the Women Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz Being the 2 women have by no means caught redfish I assumed this might be a very good probability to put them on some fish. Didn’t actually matter most have been beneath slot, simply catching was a blast for them. Click here to read the complete forum report


Catching in Cedar Key Florida Sportsman member: barhopperAD We began off two keeper reds back to back. 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, however the hook pulled proper there and watched him swim away. Click here to read the complete discussion board report


Waccasassa Reds Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz Headed out early although it was a reasonably early low tide. Took out a buddy that has not caught numerous reds and was hoping to get him into some quality fish. He was not disillusioned as we obtained into them fairly good. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Slot Slam Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286 Bob stuck to topwater like I’m positive Ted does as a result of they want that one fish, which I understand but I needed to catch my share of reds and needed to see if it labored 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 on right here to read the complete discussion board report


From Tripletail to Tarpon Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown We head to where the third and remaining lure is, hopefully and positive sufficient it’s still there. We did not see any fish on it but made casts at it any approach. My second forged and the cork goes beneath and drag begins screaming, another 10 pounder jumps. We get him netted and within the field. My youngsters each agreed that I needed to put my rod down. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Father and Son Fishing Florida Sportsman member: huntentails With the youngest son off of work 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 on right here to learn the complete forum report


New Spot Producing Florida Sportsman member: Billy We went to an area that I’ve never 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 within the boat and Duane managed a snook after another one obtained off earlier. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report


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


Muddy Water, Massive Drum Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown I informed myself that once I hit this one bar, if there’s a drum on it, I was going to get him. It was shielded from the wind and would permit me to make a perfect forged. Positive enough, I round the corner and the tail was a waving. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


Backwater Snook and Reds Florida Sportsman member: Ruff One With the tide getting lower each 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 in the face. Pitch a spoon and a nice redfish is going house 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 couple of slot reds and one over slot. We additionally caught three black drum, all have been nice fights within the kayak. All fish have been caught lower than a mile from the ramp and on stay shrimp. Click here to learn the complete discussion board 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 should of practiced ahead, because he hit a pleasant 36 inch snook at the first cease. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report


Cedar Key Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown Properly with in three casts with the skitter stroll, I get smashed and a faculty stands the water up. Josh throws in and we’re 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 on right here to learn the complete forum report


Snook and Scallops Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed We went to Sandy Hook yesterday so we decided to go Scalloping again on this lovely day. After a late start, we motored out to the boat pack and discovered all of the scallops I care to wash in an inexpensive time. There are still a lot on the market and they have been massive! Click here to learn the complete forum 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, however was misplaced before it was boated for a photograph session. We needed to make a move a number of hundred yards to get away from the bluefish as they have been just tearing up something we threw. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


Cedar Key Reds and Trout Florida Sportsman member: me3260 Reside shrimp and reduce ladyfish have been the bait of the day. We caught a number of on Gold Spoons, but the water is so dark, the only hits we acquired on spoons have been throwing over a white sand bar, and reeling back throughout. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


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


Massive 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 at this time too so we went out for a fast trip. He caught an enormous one inside the 1st half hour. The shoulders and the girth of this 40 plus incher was unreal. Click right here to read the complete forum report


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


Jumbo Drum Florida Sportsman member: Biggary16 We had some gulps so we messed around with some huge drum pulling us round for a while. The last one that I caught was a behemoth and that was sufficient for me. We received out of there earlier than the storm and made it residence still dry. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


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


Poling to the Reds Florida Sportsman member: Dveres95 We started the day trip in Mason Creek and worked south toward Chassahowitzka, with a high morning tide we obtained deep into the again nation to a flat that could be very lively and holds massive redfish. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Catching in 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 merely either reduce us off or came unbuttoned before we might get them to the boat. Click here to read the complete discussion board report


Yankeetown Variety Florida Sportsman member: Biggary16 My brother was in town so we hit Yankeetown early. Received a pleasant snook on topwater that started the day trip nice. Had a couple other snook blow ups. Then went in search of reds. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board 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 line, however we noticed enough to realize it was an enormous one. Then I obtained a fats 32 inch fish, which was a welcome aid. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


Low Water, Huge 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 bit then finally it stopped making the long term and came close sufficient for me to comprehend it wasn’t the large pink I assumed it was. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


On the Reds Florida Sportsman member: bigkahuna Discussion board member bigkahuna and wife received into the redfish in the massive bend region, as well as a number of bonus snook. Good! Click here to learn 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 real 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 thus far. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Calling in “Sick” Florida Sportsman member: hausw Not more than 5 minutes later I hooked into a much larger one and battled him for nearly an hour. Hoisted him in the boat for a number of pics and released him. After that I used to be exhausted and referred to as it a day. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


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


Yankeetown Redfish Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 Properly, obtained again to our normal 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 all over the place. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Massive Bend Inshore Chew Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Discussion board member and the Huge Bend’s weekend 4caster ripnlips has been on the fish. Catching snook, trout, redfish and extra. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Windy Day Success Florida Sportsman member: Billy It was windy. Even in the creeks it was a chore to have any type of boat management but we caught it out for a couple of hours. Tide was dashing in heavy and flooded a bunch of areas we often fish. We needed to change up a bit however it all labored out. Click here to learn 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 front of a dock, it obtained blasted. Set the hook on a strong fish. Acquired it away from the dock. After a pleasant aerial display and some good runs, Pat acquired her in the internet. She measured 28 inches. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Crystal River Snook Chew Florida Sportsman member: Biggary16 Hammerhead Ted and I received on the market early to catch the outgoing tide. Ted is the king of topwater snookin and he hooked an enormous one on his third 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


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


Massive 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 acquired in on the action too. Click on here to read the complete discussion board report


Successful Scouting Florida Sportsman member: CarneLoco We noticed some huge tails pop up in about three foot of water. Have heard of massive black drum in these areas, but had no stay crabs. Might have swore a number of have been reds combined in. After many excellent casts from both of us, Libby had a monster on. 15 minutes and a couple of laps around the bout she had her first black drum landed. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Huge Bend, Huge Reds Florida Sportsman member: Jim311 I pushed in further into the creek. I spooked one nice pink which I didn’t even see till he’d spooked. Then I attached again, and once more it was another super exhausting battle. This fish was greater though, over 32 inches. It had a head on it the dimensions of a football, a real stud fish. Click 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 last couple years. Robbie received four lower slot and underneath slot reds and several jacks. I missed an enormous snook early, however disappointment didn’t last too lengthy when i received a 31 inch snook on the next place. Click on right here to read the complete forum report


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


Huge Bend Bruisers Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown We hit the first spot, the water was clear and they have been schooled up. Watched a faculty of over slots swim down the bank. Then obtained to observe the entire faculty struggle over my fluke, merely superior to observe. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Homosassa Redfish Florida Sportsman member: floridafan Pulled in about 60 principally undersized reds however managed 4 keepers between 20 to 24 inches. We each 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 right here to read the complete discussion board report


Crystal River Inshore Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Sheepshead are starting to present up in their regular wintertime spots. We’re nonetheless getting a by-catch of gag grouper too. All on 8 pound braid and reside shrimp. Click on here to read the complete forum report


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


Catching the Bulls Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown Properly Jacobs first blind forged was inhaled by a 20 pound stud. I used to be considering this can be a good approach to start. Jacob, my youngest son, and I have been on one boat and moved out to another reduce to the gulf. Took some time for an additional chew and I lastly acquired on the board with one other 25 pounder on topwater. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


December Inshore Fishing Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips My son Jeremy got here house for Christmas so we went out and fished for a number of hours for trout around some creeks. Caught our limit of trout and released about 20 more by 11:30. Also caught these on jig and DOA Cals and some with reside shrimp on a jig. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Nice Weather, 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 inform the boys to throw up there. Jacobs forged was proper in the midst of them and he hooks up immediately. Click on 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, more ladyfish than we cared to, mangroves with some keepers within the bunch, a pink, and numerous snook. We managed to place twelve snook in the boat dropping greater than that before touching the chief. Click on right here to read the complete forum report


Catching with the Youngsters Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown We headed to the primary spot and started throwing topwater over some oyster bars. Received one 25 inch pink and a stud trout right 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 front of the boat over to the boys. Click on right here to read the complete forum report


Birthday Fun Florida Sportsman member: Bluewaterdrew We chased large faculties of mullet choosing off reds right here and there, Jen even hooked a pleasant flounder. After excessive tide we went to a bar to attempt our luck with black drum. Saw a couple of large ones that didn’t appear to thoughts 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 right here to read the complete forum report


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


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


Massive Bend Redfish Motion 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 ahead and threw it out while Drew performed his fish. As quickly as I netted Drew’s 26 inch purple, he yells, Dad that rod is bowed to the water! Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Suwannee River Tripletail and More Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown As we trolling motor as much as the primary pole, a 10 pounder sky rockets 6 ft in the air about 75 yards out within the open. First time I have seen one free leap. My brother makes a forged at 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 buddies had an incredible weekend, catching a slew of fish. Additionally they loaded on scallops, making for a pleasant meal! Click here to read the complete forum 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 here to learn the complete forum report


Tearing Up the Tripletails Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown The chop made it a sluggish boat experience out but busted one on the very first pole. The fishing was arduous resulting from waves coming over the bow and solely with the ability to see down 3 to 4 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 right here to read the complete discussion board report


Huge Bend Slam Florida Sportsman member: Billy All of the fish have been caught on artificial and I consider we didn’t get any on topwater. The snook was about 31 inches, the pink is dinner, and the trout is back within the water. I have a spot that you could virtually all the time catch a trout even on this warmth so we went there so Duane might try to get his slam. Duane got here via with a Mirrodine. Click on here to read the complete discussion board 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 more activity than I’ve seen out of there in virtually a yr. A gentle stream of reside shrimp stored the chew on hearth, and inside an hour and a half we had four redfish to 28 half inches, an 18 inch sheepshead and a 24 inch black drum. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Waccasassa Reds Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz So after the skies cleared up we have been capable of rise up to where 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 proper at 27 inches that went residence for dinner. Click on here to read the complete forum report


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


Massive Bend Snook Chew Florida Sportsman member: Snook Spanker These fish weren’t simply 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 either threw the hooks, ran me into and round rocks and snags or had me on so lengthy they wore via the 50 pound leader! Click here to read the complete forum report


Wrecking the Reds Florida Sportsman member: PONCE Brandon and I had the perfect 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 mushy plastic paddle tail on a jig. The large fish came first then as the tide was bottoming out got here the 4 26 and 27 slots for the cooler. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


Tarpon and Scallops within the Massive Bend Florida Sportsman member: Bluewaterdrew Started off the day at my honey gap. Caught several 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 limit. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


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


Huge Bend Inshore Chew Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown My brother stated he was uninterested in catching jack so he declined to throw into the insanity. I acquired hit 3 times before getting buttoned up. This was a better class of fish. Thought it was one of many 12 to 15 pound jacks but after a very good battle a 10 pound permit pops up subsequent to the boat. Click here to read the complete forum report


Crystal River Opening Day Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips If I was to guess how many boats we noticed out of Crystal River I might say perhaps 1000. Even with all the crowds we nonetheless obtained a boat restrict of scallops in an honest period of time. We had time at this time to even get some fishing completed. Click on here to read 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 little thing was caught on the same bait, DOA Cal shad tail on a jig. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Huge Bend Slammin’ Florida Sportsman member: Billy Initially we stopped for some fishing and I hook up an honest snook however 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’re 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 things handed on from one who likes to fish to another! All I can say is thanks son for a fantastic day on the water! Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


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


Cedar Key Catching Florida Sportsman member: Flash Picked one of the islands out and moved down the shoreline. Saw some reds however received no motion. Finally I eased us up alongside 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 right here to read the complete discussion board 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 again. My spouse 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 at the boat. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report.


Cedar Key Trout and Macks Florida Sportsman member: lboverhof After being executed with catching mackerel and before the tide slowly started coming again in, we started drifting over some grass between three to 4 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 on the market, however round 3:00 I go searching and it appears like a parking zone. There needed to have been 15+ boats that have been fairly close to one another on the flats! Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report.


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


Busting Reds on Each Coasts Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown I then leap up on the poling platform and start poling the boys round this massive 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 couple of, then I see one headed down the bank and tell josh to forged a 11 o’clock and he nails the forged and the purple jumps on the fluke. One other nice higher slot fish joins the get together. Click 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 on right here for a way-to movies, function stories, and more!



Slammin’ the Huge Bend Backcountry Florida Sportsman member: Billy Still on the lookout for 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 received it in the boat. The world we fish has some good snook however they aren’t straightforward to catch till it warms up a bit. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report.


Mild Deal with, Low Tides and Keeper Trout Florida Sportsman member: PONCE I completed at this time round midday and took off to Waccasassa. Brief and Candy, right here it is guys I`m not going to cover the place , what bait and every little thing. Obtained on the water at 2:30 this afternoon and headed in round 5:30. Fished the outgoing tide back within the creeks and caught Trout as much as 18.5 inches and a small Pink round 16 inches. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report.


Seein’ Purple in Cedar Key Florida Sportsman member: GatoRella The contrast 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 huge over slot reds, high-fiving, and usually having an superior time. We ended up with three keeper reds including 2 bookend 27 inch tourney winners, a handful trout, and a bunch of 30 plus inch over slots. Click here to read the complete forum report.


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


MidDay Trout Chew Florida Sportsman member: dakilmartin1 We worked the sides of deeper cuts in the course of the outgoing tide and the shallow flats on the incoming. Each fish was taken on a MirroDine and a number of have been sight fished. Long mild leaders and longer casts have been the trick at this time. Each Rob and I caught our private greatest trout at present on exhausting baits but I used to be extra excited for rob as this was his first trip down the river! We simply put a limit of higher slot trout within the boat immediately however only stored a dozen. Click on 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 primary fish ate a jerkbait and was adopted by two others. A quick forged of a spinnerbait managed the second fish. One weighed 26 pounds and the opposite was 20 kilos. Click right here to learn the complete forum report.


Catching A Little Little bit of Every little thing Florida Sportsman member: troutman57 <img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-80359" src="http://www.floridasportsman.com/f

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