Posts Tagged ‘Artificial lures’

PENNSYLVANIA: Fish Have Been Eating Both Flies & Artificial Lures

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The fishing has had steady action!

The fish have been eating both flies and artificial lures. Carp on fly action has been great and for a few days we have had them eating flies aggresively! We landing 3 fish in one outing. Nothing like seeing them take a fly and then peel drag off the spool.

Capt. Steve Hancock
Susquehanna Fly and Spin Guide Service
p: 717-576-4217


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LOUISIANA: Targeting Speckled Trout on Artificial Lures

Monday, August 6th, 2012

It seems like for the last few weeks I have been fishing with a lot of kids fishing with their fathers and grandfathers. Just family type fishing. I really enjoy watching kids and young teenagers having a good time doing something outdoors like fishing. I think they really need to be at least 10 years old before they are out on fishing charters, because they usually cannot go for long until they burn out and lose interest in the trip.

We have caught some nice fish here lately too. Usually these young anglers need a lot of coaching at first, but I am impressed with how some of them catch on quickly to casting and fighting fish. It is always more difficult with kids when the fish are not biting, and we have to move around to find them. I don’t want them to get discouraged early, but fortunately we have been on the fish pretty good. I keep telling folks that the number of fish we catch in a day has a lot to do with where I decide to fish, but it has a lot to do also with the crew I take with me…

Anyway, everyone has said they have had a good time. The Summertime Redfishing has been on, and the cooler fall months are right around the corner. I like targeting the Speckled Trout in the fall on artificial lures. The Redfish bite is as good in the fall as any other time as well. If you want to take fish home with you to eat, then fall is the best time because the trout are easy to catch. Please, give me a call or email me if you have any questions about availability or whatever.

Capt. Shawn Lanier
Fish On Guide Service
p: 225-205-5353


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5 Inch Offset & 10Ft Pole
10 Inch Offset & 10Ft Pole
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3 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
6 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
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Trolling Mount & 10ft Pole
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5" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
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5" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
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Motor Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
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N CAROLINA: Catch Speckle Trout on Artificial Lures

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Fall is trying so very hard to show up around the area but, with these weather changes comes ‘weather’ and for the last weeks it’s been in the form of rain. One thing I can tell you is that this is no different than most falls around this area; we get rain around here in the fall. Some years its light some years it’s heavier, every season it different and that is one of the reasons I live here, we (most years) have seasons here! Rain is not always a bad thing you just have got to adjust how you fish when the water gets stained form fall rains!

Well the good news is since my last report one of my favorites is starting to show; the good’ole Speckled trout and I love fishing for these guys! A cool morning in the fall; fishing for Speckled trout is one of the many highlights of my fishing season every year! They are a challenge to catch, but some days you can catch over 100 and you never know just what kind of day you are going to have when fishing for Speckled trout. Trout fishing will only get better as the local waters cool down this fall.

I love to catch Speckle trout on artificial lures and you can catch big Speckled trout on lures, another reason they’re fun to catch. My easy break down of what lures I use are by current flow and water death. I prefer baits like MirrOlure’s 17MR, catch 2000jr and Sebile’s Flatt Shad in waters of two to six feet deep with light or no current. In deeper waters of three to fifth teen plus with or with out current I prefer MirrOlure’s 18MR, 52M & MR and Sebile’s Stick Shadd 90, 114 series. I will use grubs in any water death or current when trout fishing, but I’ll adjust the weight of the jig head for the death or current of the water I’m fishing. Try lures like the Berkley Gulp Fire Tail 3″ shrimp or the Ripple Mullet for Speckled trout. Another lure that works well for trout is Saltwater Assassin’s Sea shad series, try colors like chicken on a chain, chart/diamond, copperhead or 10w40 with lime tail.

The Bull Reds are really starting to show up in the ocean on hard bottoms and around the inlets. You never know when you might hook one of these giants! When I fish for Bull Reds, I use fresh cut or live menhaden and mullet. I use fish finder rigs with 8/0 or 9/0 circle hooks and eighty pound Berkley Big game mono leaders. Don’t forget to keep your drag tight when using circle hook so they will do there job. One tip I can give you when fishing for Bull Reds, is don’t use to light of tackle for these bigger Reds. If you fight them to long, there is a chance you can tire them out to much and kill them. Try a med/heavy rod and a reel with at least thirty pound mono or braid, this will help you get the fish in quicker; with a better chance of a good release. Check to see if the Red has a tag in its back; there are a fair amount of tagged Bull Reds out there.

This has been one of the better Flounder years we’ve seen around this area in a while and for that reason I’ve run a lot of Flounder trips this season with good success. One thing we have seen this year is that the Flounder fishing has been good inshore as well as the ocean this season, giving us lots of opportunities to flounder fish. Live bait as well as artificial lures has put lots of flounder in the boat for us. Carolina rigs with Eagle Claw L42 #1 size hooks and forty pound clear mono leader works well. Small finger mullets, small menhaden and mud minnows are our choice live baits. Berkley Gulp Jerkshad in 5″ & 6″ colors pearl, chart pepper neon or new penny work well too! The flounder are hanging around inlets, channel drops and creeks inshore. In the ocean near shore artificial reefs, ledges and hard/live bottoms are holding some nice numbers of flounder too.

Fishing Gear I use:

Reels: Speckled trout and Flounder: Penn Battle spinning in sizes 2000, 3000 & 4000 sizes. Bull Reds Fishing reels: Penn Battle 6000 & 7000, Penn 320LD and Torque 12 & 15. Line: Spiderwire Ultra-cast and Berkley Fireline braid in 8, 10 and 15 pound. Bull Reds Line: 30 or 40 pound Berkley Big Game Mono. Rods: Fenwick HMG GS 70M-MF. Bull Reds Rods: Ugly Stik Tiger Lite Jigging series or Penn Torque jigging series in 30-80 class spinning and casting. Leader material: Bull Reds; Berkley Big Game mono & Fluorocarbon in eighty to one hundred pound. Stren Fluorocarbon leader material in Tannic and Gunsmoke tints; tannic for river and stained waters, gunsmoke for clear water applications.

Don’t’ forget to take a kid fishing!

Good Fishing to you and have a great fall.

Captain Jot Owens
Jot It Down Fishing Charters
p: 910-233-4139


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3 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
6 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
Bolt On
Trolling Mount & 10ft Pole
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5" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
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Motor Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
Motor Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole

GEORGIA: Live Bait & Artificials have Produced Equally Well

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The dog days of summer have not had an effect on the outstanding fishery surrounding the Golden Isles.

Sharks, tarpon, triple tails, sheepshead, whiting, redfish, trout and an amazing flounder bite have all been the norm. While many folks have worried about the lack of rain-and rightly so-it definitely has provided outstanding water clarity as well as broadening the range of our inshore species. Live bait and artificials have produced equally well. We have enjoyed a great amount of success with Berkley Gulp! soft plastics and Bomber Long-As. With September approaching, one of the best Bull Redfishing areas on the coast is about to fire up.

St. Simons Island Fishing Forecast:
Digging into the crystal ball, it is pretty much a no brainer that the trout will show up in outstanding numbers. As the mullet head south on the approaching fall quarter, expect to see some pretty staggering numbers of all our inshore species. Along with the Bull Reds making their showing, I am predicting this year’s fall flounder run will be one of the best we’ve ever seen.

Capt. Tim Cutting
Coastal Georgia Inshore Charters
p: 912-230-1814


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3 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
6 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
Bolt On
Trolling Mount & 10ft Pole
FISH HUNTER PACKAGES
5" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
10" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Poles
5" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
10" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
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Motor Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
Motor Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole