Posts Tagged ‘Live Baits’

FLORIDA: Lake Worth Lagoon – Trout are Taking Live Baits

Monday, August 6th, 2012

The heart of summer and the inshore fishing has been stellar, sure its hot for anglers but nothing beats a bent rod. Low light hours are often the golden hours but rain storms at high noon can cool water temperatures causing a feeding frenzy.

Snook fishing along the beaches and inlets has been outstanding, snook are schooling willing take live baits and artificial lures. Both sides of the tides offer great numbers of hook ups, the average size of the snook has ranged from 10 to 25 pounds. Sight fishing in the morning offers great fly fishing action, nothing beats watching a snook inhale a bait.

The back bays and channels are holding nice sea trout averaging 3 to 7 pounds, trout this size are trophies and are known as gators . These trout are taking live baits, low light hours offer top water action with heddon spooks, flies and jigs work as well. Bait schools in the area offer clues the trout are in the area, either side of the tide produces fish.

Tarpon action is fantastic during sunrise and sunset, anglers looking for big fish the beaches and inlets offer 40 to 90 pounds class fish. The ICW offers schoolie fish weighing 10 to 30 pounds. Small tarpon are a blast willingly take live baits as well as 4 inch heddon spooks, clouser flies and jigs. The silver kings can be spooky at times, a stealthy approach is a must. I like to fish the outgoing tide for the tarpon as the clear water murks up the tarpon tend to chew better.

The mangrove shorelines and docks are holding a plethora species, snook, trout, redfish, jacks, bluefish and even triple tail are patrolling these areas. Look for bait schools and good current as areas to target these species. Birds are also a great clue fish are in the area, blue herons and pelicans can lead anglers to success.

Capt. Craig Korczynski
Phlats Guide Services
p: 561-644-4371


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FLORIDA: DOA shrimp, CAL Jerk Baits & Live Baits Continue to be Productive

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Inshore:

The usual October winds continue to make it challenging to fish many of the favorite areas on the river. All the recent rain has really dirtied up the river and definitely affected the bite. As the water clears back up, the fishing will improve as well.

Todd and Lauren were back again this year. This year, they also came down to get married. Congratulations to you both! We had a slow bite with the conditions, but caught fish anyway. Rosemary, Dave, Ali and Nick had a better day with trout, bluefish and jacks to keep them busy that morning. On a windy day, Melissa, Carin and Charlie caught trout, jacks, ladyfish and even a keeper pompano to round out a challenging day. We had a lot of fun out there this week!

The trout bite has been improving later this week. A windy forecast for the week keep the water chopped up for now, but the trout will feed on the outgoing tides for us anyway. DOA shrimp, CAL jerk baits and live baits should continue to be productive for us. Lots of jacks around the river can keep you occupied most of the day. They will hit just about anything you throw at them. The pompano are back in the area. They will move into the river and will be feeding in four to six feet of water on the flats. The power plant and middle cove are always popular areas as well as Sailfish Flats down to the south. Doc’s Goofy Jigs, clams or sand fleas are good choices when fishing for these tasty fish.

Snook fishing has been good at night if you could stand the conditions to fish for them. The winds have made it hard to fish the jetties, but you can bet the hard core anglers will be out there. Spillways will be productive areas whenever the water is running over them. Terror Eyz is very popular there. It has been hard to fish for reds lately with the choppy conditions. Try around the mangroves for now and fish the flats on those calmer days. There is still lots of bait schools around the river, so fish around them, too.

You will find the water temperatures somewhat cooler than prior to the recent weather. The transition into fall weather continues on the Treasure Coast. It’s a great time of year and even better now that the winds and rain have left us! Take some time and get out fishing.

As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby….it’s an ADVENTURE!!

Good Fishing and Be Safe,

Capt. Charlie Conner
Captain Charlie’s Fish Tales Charters
P: 772-284-3852


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FLORIDA: DOA shrimp, Deadly Combos & Live Baits Have Produced Trout

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Inshore:

Hot afternoons and thunderstorms is the norm for August. You can bet it will be warm out there. Plan some early mornings to fish so you can be home before the heat of the day beats down on the Treasure Coast.

We had some fun trips out on the river this past week. Christina, Raphael and their seven year old twins, Javier and Daniel, were out for some fun on the river. The boys caught out fished mom and dad catching quite a few trout and other species. They are great boys who love to fish. John, Eric and Mary were out for a fun day. Mary caught her first redfish on the first cast of the day. They went on to catch quite a few trout. John caught the largest trout of the day and Mary ended up her day with a big bluefish. We had a great time on the Indian River.

Trout continues to be a good bite on the grass flats. DOA shrimp, Deadly Combos and live baits have all produced trout around the river. We have found several redfish schools up on the flats. You have to be wary this time of year and keep the noise down to be successful. DOA shrimp or CAL grub tails will work to get them in the mood on most days. The snook fishing has been a little slower in recent days. Most of the fish I have heard about have been coming from the spillways the past week. A root beer Terror Eyz will work great when fishing those areas.

Snook season opens September 1st….finally! Take some time this month to check your equipment for snook fishing. Better be ready rather than wonder why you lost a big fish when the season begins. Make sure to check your fishing license. Do you need to purchase a snook permit? It’s much cheaper than facing a fine! Have a fun and safe month on the river.

As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby….it’s an ADVENTURE!!

Capt. Charlie Conner
Captain Charlie’s Fish Tales Charters
p: 772-284-3852


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FLORIDA: Chum Bag with Live Baits Fired Up the Shark Action

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Sometimes the early bird doesn’t score. Sunday we had numerous shots at rolling Tarpon only to have them continue on their merry way with out a hit. Pass crabs, threadfins and white baits all great Tarpon candy but today none worked.

Next up St. Pete Beach for another Tarpon opportunity but we did not see one Silver King. Wanting to get on some action we set up on a near shore reef in 22′. A chum bag combined with some live chum baits fired up the shark action. Spinners 3-5′ joined the party and quickly took to the air. Spanish Mackerel to 26″ joined in but not in the quantity of the last few weeks. This action requires beefy leaders off 50 pounds or more finished with a 2/0 long shank hook.

Looking for dinner we ran to the grass flats of Ft. Desoto for trout. First white bait in resulted in a nice trout. Over the next 45 minutes the trout action was non stop! No large fish over 20″ but big quantity of solid 17-19″ trout.

Running in the dark before sunrise is common this time of year, be sure your navigation lights work. I saw several boats running in total darkness. Be safe or wait till you can be seen.

Capt. Steven Markovich
On The Mark Charters
p: 727-252-9824


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