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FLORIDA: Trout Fishing is Really Good

Friday, February 17th, 2012

It may be February in southwest Florida but Spring is in the air. And in the water, with each passing warm week, set back by a cool day here and there, you can already feel the transition of the seasons on the water

Trout fishing is really good, seems every grass flat is loaded with fish; the future looks great, I can’t remember in recent years so many sub legal fish. There are also plenty of larger fish and the average size will increase with each day we edge toward Spring.

Bouncing the bottom with shrimp and jig combinations is not only a good choice for trout, but also a likely technique to get rewarded with some tasty pompano.

Sheepsheads fishing has been OK, nothing great, honestly we have only really targeted them on days when it’s too cold to fish for anything else, and those days have been few and far between this winter.

There are plenty of Spanish mackerel around and the longer stretches we have with warm weather the better the bite gets. Some big macks are showing up early in Charlotte Harbor this year. Bluefish and cobia are also mixed with the mackerel, plus there are a few large sharks and tarpon making an early appearance.

Snook is another angler favorite that really responds to the warmer weather, we are catching snook, and some big ones, in areas where we generally don’t see them for another month. Snook is catch and release only, but a ton of fun, especially in the cooler water, please handle them with care and get them back in the water quickly for a healthy release.

It’s hard to tell what the future holds, but if the past couple months is any indication we are in for an early spring season. You won’t hear any complaints from me, that’s by far my favorite season to fish!

Capt. Bill Russell
Gulf Coast Limited Charter Co.
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NEW MEXICO: Jackson Lake – Trout Fishing is Fair Using Power Bait

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Chama River – No read on flow due to ice on the upper stretches. Below El Vado Lake the flow is 186 cfs and the flow below Abiquiu Lake is 236 cfs. The Chama below El Vado dam has the most consistent good fishing on the Chama. The stretch downstream of the village of Chama into El Vado reservoir is slowing down. The release out of El Vado is murky but fishable. The stretch below Abiquiu Dam is fishing good and the water clarity is getting better.

San Juan River – Upper section – Catch and Release flow is 475 cfs. Midges are hatching all day long. At the moment they are very small, midge pupa and larvae, size 22 to 28, gray, black, chocolate, cream and olive have been best. The hatch is strongest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Try fishing BWO’s from 1 to 5 p.m. The hatch is getting lighter as winter is here but the fish are still looking for them. Dark or light gray, brown and olive have been the best colors in a size 20 and 22. Both dry and wet patterns. Back to black and brown midges in the evenings. Bunny leaches are great attractors in brown, black, purple, and white. It is the time of year for eggs and larvae. Orange, peach and pink have been the best colors for eggs. Fish a red or orange larva behind it.

Abiquiu Lake – Fishing is slow for all species.

Jackson Lake – Trout fishing is reported as fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms from shore.

Lake Farmington – Trout fishing is reported as fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms. Best success is reported close to the dam. The lake was stocked with 2,999 rainbow trout last week.

Morgan Lake – Fishing for bass is reported as slow to fair when using crank baits and various plastics.

Navajo Lake – Trout fishing continues to be fair to good from the dam using spinners and streamers.

New Mexico
Fish & Game

 


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FLORIDA: Trout Have Come in Four to Six feet of Water this Week

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Inshore:

We have enjoyed some fantastic weather lately along the Treasure Coast. It is still warm outside and the afternoon rains continue, but the mornings just cannot be beat when it comes to fishing. We have had some good days out there on the water!

Jim and Andrea were out on a day that promised lots of rain, but we managed to get in just before the clouds burst for another afternoon of damp weather. They caught a variety of fish on the flats, including redfish and trout. Ron, Mike and Timberly had much nicer weather and boated a large variety of fish as well. They caught redfish, trout, flounder, snapper, sheephead among other species that inhabit our area. It was another fun day out there!

Sunday, I helped out with the first Teen Angler Tournament of this season. Maxwell Higgins and Michael Williams were my anglers for the morning. We fished a number of areas and ended up finding a large school of redfish. Each of the guys caught an upper slot fish for the tournament. Michael won first place in the middle school division and Maxwell won first place in the high school division along with the biggest fish award. Congratulations guys! It was the first time either of the boys had seen a school of redfish.

Most of the trout have come in four to six feet of water this week. DOA shrimp and live bait have accounted for our trout. Redfish can be found moving across many of the flats on the high end of the tides in one to three feet of water. DOA shrimp and live bait has worked well on hooking up with an upper slot redfish. We have found flounder on some of the sandy flats and you can still find plenty of snapper around the channel edges and docks of the river.

Snook fishing the bridges and jetties at night has been productive on the first part of the outgoing tide. Feather jigs, Terror Eyz and live bait has been the best choices for anglers. The mullet run going off in the inlets and the bait is flooding into the river. The predators are moving in and the fishing will continue to get better as the fish will be feeding heavily the next few months. It’s a great time of year to be fishing!

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

Capt. Charlie Conner
Captain Charlie’s Fish Tales Charters
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COLORADO: Flashy Lures More Visible to Trout in Still-Roily Water

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

For river fishermen across Colorado, the wait goes on. Virtually all free-flowing rivers still are running bank-full and off-color, and even the South Platte tailwaters, which for a number of weeks provided the best stream-fishing conditions in the state, have risen to above-average flows for early July as the reservoirs above them have filled.

Even so, the end may be in sight. While plenty of snow remains at high elevations, many veteran river watchers believe the flows have crested. Though conditions can vary from day to day, hour to hour, reflecting weather changes and dam operations in a particular basin, such observations appear to be supported by the river-flow graphs on the Colorado Division of Water Resources website.

If so, rivers will gradually begin dropping and clearing. Fishing will remain more challenging through the transition to more-typical seasonal flows, but anglers still can enjoy some good times on the higher water.

Spin-fishermen might have an advantage in marginal conditions. Flashy lures will be more visible to trout in still-roily water. Bladed spinners of the Mepps, Panther Martin and Rooster-Tail variety also will send out vibrations through the water that will be detected by the fish.  As a rule, spin-casters can effectively cover more water than fly fishermen and they need not be as concerned with drag, the unnatural drifting of the lure in the currents.

Fly fishers still can find some good opportunities, however.

“I don’t care how high the river is, as long as it’s reasonably clear,” more than one fly fisherman has observed.

Colder water temperatures might have delayed some early summer hatches, but sooner or later, they will come off.  Dark, Pteronarcys stoneflies are a signature hatch on rivers such as the Rio Grande, portions of the Colorado and the lower Gunnison.  Smaller, Yellow Sally stoneflies are common on many rivers including the South Platte.  Pale-morning duns, Tricos and some late blue-wing-olives are the primary mayflies, and several varieties of caddis will hatch, on-and-off, throughout the summer.

Terrestrial insects such as grasshoppers, beetles and crickets become especially important to trout when the water is close to the river banks, and streamer patterns suggest a large mouthful of food to the hungry fish.Kim Clemens fly fishing at Trappers Lake enjoying the scenery and wildlife close-up. Credit Nick Clemens.

High-water trout will be feeding in slower water away from the rushing main currents. Look for them in the pockets of water behind rocks, in eddies near the banks, shallow riffles and quiet pools.

Regardless of their fishing method, wading anglers should be safety conscious. Equipment should include wading soles appropriate for a potentially slippery river bottom, a wading belt and possibly a wading staff, along with a healthy dose of discretion.

Most of all, in the year of the runoff that would never end, anglers looking out across a raging river should remember that nothing lasts forever and this, too, shall pass.

Colorado
Division of Wildlife


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FLORIDA: Kicking Major Butt on Trout this Summer

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

We have been kicking some major butt on the trout this summer. Lot’s of good fish. I haven’t been taking many pictures of all the big spanish because they have been and after thought when we are done trout fishing each morning.
There are plenty, plenty of fish to catch.

Come see for yourself.

James Pic
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LOUISIANA: Smokin the Trout at our First Stop

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

What a awesome day trout fishing Down Dularge.

Had my good customers Brian Glover, Larry Glover, Keith Oswalt, and Mark Oswalt back onboard to put another SMACKDOWN on the trout. We had a early start this morning departing from the REEL INN FISHING LODGE. We started smokin the trout at our first stop putting over 40 fish on Ice before the wind shut down our bite.

We made a few moves hooking into about 17 redfish a couple puppy drum and 1 flounder. I decided to go make a run a little further South and man did it pay off as we started BURN HACKIN the trout almost everycast. OH YEA BURN HACK!!! 15-17 inch trout coming in from every direction all on the infamous LSU Chubs. We called it quits when the icechest would not close after throwing a bag of ice away. Good as it gets today as my crew had a blast reeling in all the fish.

Thanks guys for another incredible trip for the books!!!!

Capt. Marty LaCoste
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TEXAS: Trout Are Fair to Good On the Louisiana Shoreline

Monday, May 16th, 2011

NORTH SABINE:
Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on topwaters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains. Redfish are good in the marsh.

SOUTH SABINE:
Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Blue Buck Point on topwaters and live shrimp. Trout are good under slicks.

BOLIVAR:
Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

TRINITY BAY:
Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout are fair for waders on the east shoreline on topwaters.

EAST GALVESTON BAY:
Trout are good on the south shoreline on Catch 5s, MirrOlures and Catch 2000s. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Black drum are fair to good in the Ship Channel on crabs.

WEST GALVESTON BAY:
Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on live shrimp. Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and Gulps. Trout are good on topwaters in the afternoon for waders.

TEXAS CITY:
Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp. Trout and black drum are good on the reefs on live shrimp.

FREEPORT:
Trout are fair at San Luis Pass on live bait. Sand trout, trout, redfish and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and at the jetties. Bull redfish are good just off the beach on sardines.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY:
Trout are fair to good over deep shell on Gulps and live shrimp. Trout are fair for drifters in the back lakes on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY:
Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on crabs. Waders have taken trout over sand and grass on topwaters.

PORT O’CONNOR:
Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics over sand and grass near Grass Island. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp. Trout, black drum and redfish are good at the jetty on mullet.

ROCKPORT:
Trout are fair to good in Morris-Cummings Cut on free-lined shrimp. Black drum are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats on mullet and crabs.

PORT ARANSAS:
Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on gold spoons and small topwaters. Black drum are good in the Shrimpboat Channel on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish, trout and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp.

CORPUS CHRISTI:
Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair to good in the Packery Channel on crabs. Trout are good in Oso Bay on topwaters.

BAFFIN BAY:
Trout are fair to good over sand and grass on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Black drum are good in the Land Cut on crabs. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp.

PORT MANSFIELD:
Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes. Black drum and redfish are good on crabs at East Cut.

SOUTH PADRE:
Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish have been taken at the jetty on shrimp.

PORT ISABEL:
Trout are good at Submarine Bar and Long Bar on DOA Shrimp and TTF Flats Minnows. Redfish are fair to good at Holly Beach on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp.

Texas
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LOUISIANA: Trout Turn on In Dularge

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011


Got a late start this morning thinking it was going to be foggy again, but it wasn’t.

Chris Veneble joined me again today for a scouting trip. I third stop struck silver as we had the trout coming in everycast. Looks like the spring time run is going to happen early this year.

First sign I see of specks feeding heavy on shrimp. We easily put 75 specks in the boat and left them biting even once the wind was howling. Plenty 11 3/4 inch fish in the schools we found. Made one more stop for redfish and it was fish on again as we had the reds coming in almost everycast. Many double hooks ups today. We boated 30 + reds easily. Good as it gets even in the 15+ mph winds. Plastic as usual doing all the damage.

Good times

Chris, thanks for joining me.

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LOUISIANA: Easy Limits of Trout Down In Dularge

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

What can I say besides easy and good as it gets ‘Down in Dularge’ for trout fishing.

Its been a couple weeks of slow catching but today was the day we have been waiting for. Perfect conditions as we could not have asked for a better day. One stop is all it took to catch our fifty fish limit and leave them biting. I hopped on board with my good friend Robin Richerson, since my new boat has not made it in yet. Good times were had as its been a while since we have fished together. We ended up catching 3 reds which only one made the box. Thanks Robin I look forward to the next one!!!

DAY 2 SLOW BITE
What a day makes!!! Barometric pressure shot up this morning and shut the bite down. We picked at the trout till around 9:00 hoping they would turn on but they never did. I got the call Ive been waiting on for a week now, so we headed in

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LOUISIANA: Good Day Trout Fishing

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Had the pleasure of fishing with Joey palmisano, Capt Ed Frekey, and Jordan Palmisano today.

These guys were a blast to fish with as there was plenty laughs and jokes going on. We enjoyed a steady bite but a little slower than what we are normally accustomed too!! We put a solid box of trout together (no limits), 1 big red, 1 flounder, and about a 15 pound blue cat. All fish caught on plastic baits fished slow on the bottom.

Thanks for all the laughs today, I had a great time with y’all and look forward to next time!!!

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