FLORIDA: Live Bait & Artificials for the Redfish

After a week of cold weather and strong north winds, our water temperatures are finally back up in the mid 70s near Sanibel.

Last week we had a few tough days of fishing, but things are back on track now. Even on tough days, we still managed to catch some quality fish most days, and had the option of drifting for seatrout to keep the rods bent. We have had great fishing this week, and that will continue for the rest of the month as long as we don’t have any more cold weather.

The tarpon have started to show up, and we should have good tarpon fishing in 2-3 weeks. Our primary targets have still been redfish and seatrout on most fishing charters.

I have been fishing live bait and artificials for the redfish and trout. Topwater plugs have produced a lot of nice fish, as well as paddletail jigs and twitchbaits. Live shrimp have also been very productive. I have been in Pine Island Sound on most fishing charters. We have also fished the flats inside Sanibel and Captiva.

Capt. Daniel Andrews
Captain Daniel Andrews Fishing Charters
p: 239-989-9352