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FLORIDA: Redfish Have Been Biting Well All Month Using Cut Bait

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Hello Everyone. This April was a great month for fishing in Clearwater Florida. We had a mild winter and a warm spring break which resulted in water temperatures a little warmer than usual.

Pelagics, Spanish Mackerel and Kingfish, arrived in early March and have been around all April. Although I rarely target Kingfish, because of the flats boat, I was able to get offshore on a few calm mornings with great success. Using a chum block and throwing live Sardines out the back of the boat was the secret to get good bite going. Kingfish and Mackerel fillets make a great fish spread.

Large Snook are showing up at their summertime homes near the passes and sandy beaches. A few large fish, up to 37 inches, were caught this month using Threadfin Herring for bait. Some days the Snook had a severe case of lockjaw.

Redfish have been biting well all month using cut bait along the mangrove islands at higher water levels. Also, I am looking for Redfish near small oyster bars and fresh water run-offs. Residential docks have also produced some nice fish this month.

The most abundant fish this April has been Spotted Sea Trout. On a recent trip out of St. Petersburg the two anglers caught and released over 80 fish.
Trout were schooled up in a small sandy cut, near the grass flats, that had a good tidal water flow.

Capt. Paul Hajash
Reel Florida Adventures
p: 727-251-2623

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TEXAS: Channel & Blue Catfish Good on Cut Bait and Frozen Shrimp

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

AMISTAD:
Water clear; 84-89 degrees; 4.43’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters, jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, swimbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on Red Fins and large topwaters. White bass are fair on crankbaits and small topwaters. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines, droplines, and throwlines on live perch. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

BRAUNIG:
Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits near the dam. Striped bass are fair on silver and gold spoons near the dam. Redfish are good on perch and shad near the jetty. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait near the hot water discharge.

CALAVERAS:
Water clear. Black bass are fair on live bait. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs near the crappie wall. Redfish are good on live bait near the dam. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and shad near the railroad trestle. Blue catfish are fair on live bait and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON:
Water clear; 85-90 degrees; 8.45’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and topwaters. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut bait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are good on juglines baited with live bait.

COLETO CREEK:
Water fairly clear; 2.78’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits in 4-12 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON:
Water stained; 88-91 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon and June bug jigs in 8-12 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

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GEORGIA: This Seems To Be the Year of the Cut Bait

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Hot Summer temps usually mean an ice cold bite, but lately we have seen an exception. The Trout, Redfish, and Flounder have been pretty easy to find and willing to eat.

We finally have some local bait at the marinas, so the high priced Florida bait is gone until next year. It seems that our local bait is either extremely big or extremely small though.

We have mostly targeted Trout with some great success. We have had days where we caught close to 40 keeper Trout and some days with a 16 inch average.

One day that stands out is June 29th. We had 10 year old Talon Mann on board and he boated a 24 1/2 inch Trout! That is a great trophy for a 10 year old.

The Shark fishing at St. Simons Island has been stellar. Fishing behind the shrimp boats with cut Bonito or Ladyfish seems to be the key. We typically fish with live Pogies but this seems to be the year of the cut bait. We have had some Black Tips and Spinners in the 100 to 120 lb. range on most trips.

Don’t let the heat keep you from enjoying fishing in GA, and especially fishing in St. Simons Island, GA!

Cheers from Coastal Georgia Charter Fishing!

Capt. TJ Cheek
Coastal Georgia Charter Fishing
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