Posts Tagged ‘red fish’

FLORIDA: Look Out – Its RED OCTOBER!!!

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Red Snapper in the morning and Bull Red Fish in the afternoon, all I’m seeing is RED! Its official, the Red Snapper season is October 1st to November 21st. Only on the weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sundays- that’s right, only 24 days total! It starts Fridays at 12:01 am and ends Sunday at 11:59 pm. For the first few weekends I think I’ll be working the midnight shift. If the weather is good the boat ramps are going to be busy!

As September leaves, October brings in a whole new set of rules for the inshore fishing around here. The quality of Speckled Trout being caught has greatly improved over the last few days. The bigger fish are moving, especially early in the morning. The best fish are coming on the big dog walking plugs worked over the four to six foot of water with grass and deeper water close by. Start with the SPRO SALT- DAWG 125 or Rapala Skitter–walk early and then as the sun gets up go to the sub-surface mullet type plugs. I like Big Bite Baits the best, try the 6″ Bio bait Paddle Tail Jerk Minnow in the Pearl Shrimp color. Try these and you’ll be the big chief on the Speck catching totem pole this fall.

Last month was productive with fishing the docks for slot sized Red Fish and it should carry on into this month. If you find a dock holding the fish, keep it close and don’t share it. You should be able to go there just about any time and have a blast trying to horse one out from around the dock pilings. For live bait, I have been using shrimp and throwing the cast net for the small LY’s and Menhaden. For artificial bait, try Bio Baits four inch Root Beer Gold Flake Bio Shrimp on a light 1/8 or 1/4 ounce jig head.

Spanish mackerel have gotten into full swing. These fish are all over Choctawhatchee and Pensacola Bays. There’s a lot of fish on the beaches, also. From Perdido Key to Destin, these fish are eating everything they can catch in order to fatten up for their migration back south.

The Flounder migration is also getting started. As these doormats are making their way to the Gulf from the rivers and backcountry for their annual spawning run, you can really have a good time with them and do they eat well! They can be caught on live bait of just about any sorts, as long as it’s on the bottom and moving fairly slow, lead head jigs and soft plastics will work also.

The Bull Reds are starting to show up!! The large schools of these awesome beauties typically aren’t around until the middle of October, but I’ve been doing well with these fish already. If any of you anglers have ever wanted to catch a trophy Red, and a lot of them, now is the time to book a charter for the fall and winter season. It’s not uncommon for us to catch between 20 and 30 of these 25 pound class fish in a day. The fish will stay here all the way through March, with the biggest schools here now through the end of November. Don’t miss out on the RUNNING OF THE BULLS!!!

FISHING IS NOT A SPORT-FOR ME IT’S AWAY OF LIFE!

I know one thing for sure – You ain’t gonna catch’em sittin on the couch!!

So get out there, take a kid fishing and have a blessed day!

Capt. Eddie Woodall
Full Net Fishing Charters
P: 850-936-8203


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MISSISSIPPI: Special Day Awaits You in Beautiful Biloxi

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Come on down folks, the water and seafood (fish) are fine! And the WHIPASNAPA can catch these little fish, good as the best of um! Man, well lets just say we’re not getting out enough. I know there was a small oil spill an all, but I hate not being out fishing, catching, boating or just enjoying new and old companions for a day aboard the WHIPASNAPA. Seriously, we use to being on the water at least 5 to 7 days a week and would love to get a few more of these light tackle trips in. Really been pretty successful at them, flounders, specks, reds, spanish, black drum, white trout, and ground mullet have all been lifted over the side of o’l Whipasnapa lately. (And brought a many smiles.) (an stank lots grease)

I started this business mostly concentrating on red snapper, and they pinched us so bad on them, got to be really hard to make it. So bought new boat to run tuna trips and now oil is going to hamper that. But the light tackle stuff is what I was brought up on and have really enjoyed getting back to some of it.

So if looking for the good out of this, I have gotten to sharpen my light tackle skills in the Biloxi Back Bay. But still have some sharpening to do so come on down and help me out!! WHAT EVER IT TAKES; LETS GO CRACK UM;
Don’t forget to get your scores in(Brett will play) go to specials page for details. your next trip aboard the WhipaSnapa could be on the boat ( house)!
Thanks to all that have helped pull us through, come on lets but this tragedy behind us!!!

Capt. Robert McDaniel
Whipasnapa Charters
P: 228-229-6978


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FLORIDA: The Water is Shaking from Bait

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

There is more bait in the lagoon than I have ever seen. This is good in one way and bad in another.

The redfish and trout are thick but just after the full moon the fishing slows because of the night feed.

This past week Chris Everett and Mike Anderson fished with me and they took nine reds on Johnson Silver Minnow spoons. Mike caught his first tripletail and some ladyfish as well. The ladyfish are thick along with some jacks and bluefish under the bait schools. For the ladyfish wind fast and the trout bounce your jig.

Chris Everett brought his dad out (Lonnie Everett) a few days later for some red hot action and they caught nine reds that day. Most of them were big fish and we had to sight cast to a few slot fish to get a few small enough to keep. Chris also sight cast to a three pound trout with a Gulp Shrimp to finish the day.

The Mosquito lagoon flats have many pin fish and pigfish on they so getting your reds to eat is going to be up to the fish being hungry. Your moon phase is the key in the lagoon to when the fish will bite. Time your best fishing spot with the moon and you should do well. You will know when this is because the mullet will be jumping like crazy at the prime time. Better yet look it up before you go, then you can get to that best spot just before it turns on. Now north of the lagoon you have tide dependent fish and they feed more on the tides.

You will see big trout on the edges of the flats cruising looking for a snack. You can toss a live shrimp or Gulp Shrimp at them. Gulp will work better because they will not get ripped apart by the pin fish.

Pigfish (for bait) are just getting to a better size it seems everything is running a month late this year. Ed Sabatini brought his son Justin who was visiting from Texas to fish the lagoon with me. They caught nine reds as well, with only one that was small enough for the slot. They took a nice trout and Justin caught his first tripletail.

The water level is low so go slow if you don’t know where you going or have a boat that should not be running the flats. Charles Liska Joe and Tony fished the flats on a 3/4 day and they took seven reds two nice trout (many short trout) and ladyfish.

Capt. Joe Porcelli
Tail Spotters
P: 386-314-5656


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TEXAS: Boca Chica

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

What a day, went out to Boca Chica with a buddy of mine and had a blast.  It was nice out there, the water was not rough and very little wind.  We got our gear on, I started to put on the lures on the fishing rods and I noticed that my buddy was looking at me with a funny look on his face.  I asked him what was wrong and he replied, we are going to use lures out here….that crap is not going to work you need cut bait or shrimp.  I looked at him with a grin and said trust me you will catch something out here.

We started casting about 7:00 am (kind of wish we would have started at 6:15-6:30 am) and on my third cast SHIZZZAM!!!!   My fishing rod bends in half and the fish on the line is taking off like a bat out of hell.  I noticed about 15-20 yards ahead of me the fish jumps out of the water and couldn’t believe my eye’s  …. It’s a huge snook I yelled at my buddy.  I fought this baby for about a good 15 min and once I got it next to me I attempted to net it but the darn rascal shook his head and the darn stinking hook came off his mouth.     This snook was for sure well over 28 inches no doubt in my mind.

I then turn around to my buddy and asked him do you still want to use cut bait out here.  He then turns around and give me the look of….OK you smart ass you were right.  So we start casting again and again my fishing rod bends…reeled this one in and it was a 20 inch snook.  My buddy looks at me and said what am I doing wrong, I haven’t had a bite and not even 5 seconds later his rod bends in half and it takes off like a bat out of hell.  He looks at me with the BIGGEST grin on his face .  He finally brings the fish next to him, I am standing next to him so I can net the fish when I noticed that he had two fish hooked on (we were using the cocahoe spec rigs).

Once I netted both fish, he started jumping up and down like a little kid.  One of the fish was a 18 inch trout and the other was a 25 inch snook.  He told me that he had never caught two fish at once and has also never cough a snook before in his life.  From about 7 am to 9 am we cough (combined) at least 15-20 snooks,  8-10 trouts and 4 reds.  Out of those fish that were cough, 3 snooks, 4 trouts and 1 red were keeper’s…out of the 4 trouts, I lost 1 when I was trying to put him on the stringer and the other one was right at 15 in so I released him and one of the snooks was kept, one was released and the other one was the one that I lost.  After the fish stop biting at around 9ish (like if someone turned off the switch on them) we packed it up and left.  My buddy was also freaking out when he noticed the fish in the waves… he said it looked like if the fish were surfing.  My buddy said that he has never had such an experience like that and he had the best time he has ever had fishing.  He told me that he had never used and believed in lures until this date and that I got him hooked fishing with lures.

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Georgia: June Fishing Forecast

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Capt. Bob Barnette reports, “The water temperature has reached 80-plus degrees along the coast, and the water is clear on most days.

The redfish are still biting with some very large fish being landed. Flounder are showing up on the mud flats, and tripletail action has started.

If shark is your forte, then you can have a blast. Tarpon should be in full swing this month, and cobia are hitting at the near reefs. A few sea trout are being caught, but as a whole they are few and far between. Keep in mind that this may change any day, but as of yet they are biting slowly.

Look for tarpon in the mouths of the sound. Try menhaden for bait. For cobia around the near reefs, use menhaden, eels, large prawn shrimp or small crabs.

For flounder and redfish, look to the shallow mud flats and creek mouths, using float rigs with live shrimp or mud minnows. Tripletails like small shrimp. They are also biting slowly. There seems to be a lot of them this year. Use a float rig to catch these also, but you will have to be stealthy.

Capt. Greg Hildreth reports, “The tripletail fishing off the beaches has been awesome for the past few weeks and should be good until the state waters are opened for the shrimpers to move in. I’ve been sight casting to these fish with live shrimp as well as taking them on a fly rod. My fly patterns are a shrimp imitation that suspends under the surface about a foot.

The trout fishing has been hit or miss. I think our fish took a real beating during the cold winter. The big blacktip sharks are moving in behind the shrimp boats and will get better as the water warms.

Tarpon should be showing anytime and be on fire by mid June.

Capt David Newlin reports, “It seems like everything has turned on. The big redfish seem to be everywhere. The usual live-shrimp rigs are working well. The fish are on all the mud flats and oyster beds on low tide, and then they go in the grass on high tide.

On high tide, we have been sight fishing and throwing Gulp baits. The trout bite is real hit and miss.

The whiting bite has been hot. Put a piece of shrimp on the bottom, and set the hook. The big sharks are real thick about 2 to 4 miles off the beach.

There’s a lot of big blacktips and lemon sharks. Any fresh fish will work for bait. We caught a 60-lb. tarpon off Sapelo. We have seen several big bunches. It should be hot in a few more days.

Offshore the kings are here in good numbers. The artificial reefs and towers have had a lot of fish. The best cobia run in recent years is in full swing and should last a few more weeks.

June looks good for everything from whiting to big sharks.”


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FLORIDA: No Shortage of Heat or Fish!

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

The Flounder gigging has been up and down even though the other night we did get 17 fish. Last week we gigged for 3 hrs and only saw a few Flounder. The Sheepshead have been everywhere in the creeks but they are hard to gig!

The Red fishing remains off the charts in the creeks. It doesn’t matter what bait you thro at them they are ready to pull some string. There are lots of nice slot size fish with plenty over size ones mixed in…

The cobia are still on the beach along with plenty of bait pods. With the water temp so warm the Tarpon are starting to show up also. I saw 3 Tarpon the other day in the back waters so its time to keep some heavy tackle on the boat. A big live mullet or a live crab seems to work good for me. Top water baits also are effective on the Tarpon.

The larger Trout have been good but they should be in full force soon as the shrimp start moving towards the ocean. The deeper drops in the river have worked best for me and I have had several Trout in the 5 pound range…

Tight lines Capt.

Capt. James Howard
Gofishjax
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LOUISIANA: Dularge Redfish Slam

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Adam Wood and Zack Blackwell from Slidell, joined me for a good ole redfish slam.

The reds were on the prowl, crashing on bait all over the shorelines in the lakes. Spinner baits and gold spoons did all the damage.

We put a easy limit of reds and one flounder in the box. We also messed with some pecker trout under the birds.

Sure was HOT when the wind quit blowing. Thanks to Capt Bill Lake for putting the trip together.

Great company guys, good job pounding those reds!!!

Capt. Marty LaCoste
Absolute Fishing Charters, LLC
P: 985.856.4477


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TEXAS: Sabine Lake Fishing is great.

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

We are fishing mid lake to the north end and to east pass. Also the ICW fishing over shell flats working 2ft to 4ft water, keying on birds.

Also working early morning speckled trout to 5 lbs and fishing open water with nice red fish mixed in this pattern. This has been working well, tides have been coming in early morning and the mid day bite has been on the shoreline. Keying on shrimp/mullet fishing slow and finding bait boxing, good numbers of speckled trout on outgoing tides.

Also the flounder fishing has picked up with the high tides, fishing the points and drops 2 to 4 ft water, and working the mouths of bayous. My best flounder bite is on out going tides and fishing grass points with the light north winds this month.

Sabine pass jetties have started to hold nice speckled trout red fish in the early morning.

Beach Front fishing has picked up with nice speckled trout showing in the early morning bite. Sabine pass channel is holding nice flounder fishing at 2ft to 6ft water, off points and drops, keying on bait on shell flats with red fish mixed in.

My Best Baits are Stunt Grunt, Browns, Devils Eye, Down South Lures, Fishbites, and Shrimp tipping with each bait best fishing Red fish/Flounder. Also using Xtreme Scent 5″ jerk Baits and Sonar Shad B Dogs Spoons for Fishing the birds.

Good Fishing.

Capt. Randy Foreman
Captain Randy’s Guide Service
P: 409-719-6067


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GEORGIA: Inshore Fishing St. Simons

Friday, May 14th, 2010

We had a good morning today. We started out off on the beach of Jekyll looking for triple tail and we saw a few but it was not the greatest conditions so we moved inshore to get on the trout.

After we found some clean water there was a lot of bait on the banks and we had 10 trout and one red fish in an hour. All of the fish were caught on live biat under a popping cork in about 5 feet of water on the shell beds.

Capt. Jeff Stokes
Reel Stoked Charter Fishing
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LOUISIANA: Trout and Reds in Dularge

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

I had Kirk Breaux, Joel & Tyler Picou from Baton Rouge join me today.

We were thrown a curve ball this morning with the buoys reading over 13mph. We opted to fish reds till the winds laid down. We found a small bayou and a bank with clean water and plenty bait-fish. We hooked several reds and missed a few and watched a red cruise down the bank avoiding every bait we threw in front its face (crazy site).

We made a move into the ponds with crystal clear water hooking a couple more reds and losing count of the reds that swam right by the boat dodging/avoiding our baits right in front their face (they would not hit anything we threw at them). Once the winds died down we decided to go look for trout.

Upon crossing the Lake we observed a site not seen in quite some time (Birds diving on shrimp), we stopped and started catching a few trout right away. The bite did not last long as we only put two trout in the box and the rest were throw backs. It only took a few minutes and they were gone.

Once we arrived to our location finding clean green water we started putting a few fish in the box. The bite was sporadic as we would hit 4 fish then nothing, then 4-5 more.

We made one more move boxing 2 more fish and missing a few more. The guys were worn out and threw in the towel.

Always a pleasure fishing with Kirk and great meeting Joel and his son, thanks guys.

Capt. Marty LaCoste
Absolute Fishing Charters, LLC
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