For A Different Part Of The World, Jacksonville Florda Fishing Rodeo June 9-12

May 31, 2011

Heads up from J. Holmes, From the opposite side of the state, Jacksonville Florda Fishing Rodeo This is a 17 species rodeo with three days of fishing. Great fun for the entire family. You can fish by boat, pier, shore, inshore, offshore and freshwater. Several ways to win, main prize is a 21′ Contender, Mercury, Loadmaster packet. http://www.jacksonvillerodeo.com/rodeo/

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Speckled Trout Are Moving and The Red Fish Are In The Usual Places

May 28, 2011

It is only the 27th of May, but summer is here. Most days the wind has kept the heat tolerable, along with a good bite. Speckled Trout have set up house on the deeper flats, 6-12feet deep. The shallow flats will still produce Trout in the morning till about 9 or 10 am and then they seem to quit, at which time we usually will move to the deeper flats or hunt Redfish. Redfish seem to have a higher tolerance to the heat and bright sun. Fish for them in the usual places all summer, rocky and hard bottom areas, […]

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Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report – 5-26-11

May 26, 2011

Kings and moving in thick, slow troll or use a flatline with a live pin or I like a frozen threadfin, look for bait pods and start there. I’ve had great luck in 50 to 65 ft while grouper fishing, there lots around, bait pods are key to were to start fishing. larger red grouper are in 60 to 80 ft still. There are plenty of large gags as well, but we have to release them ( I must have?thrown back 500 lbs of them in 1 week). Amber Jacks’s are still thick around wrecks and strong structure and there […]

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Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

May 25, 2011

South East of Snake Key, Deadmans channel, and all flats in 3 to 6 ft of water are producing plenty of trout, reds, sharks, some cobia and the tarpon are there as well. Bait of choice is a chartreuse 3/8 jig, tipped with shrimp or new penny gulp, and of coarse the live pinfish hanging from a popping cork. Most are drifting or anchoring w/ chum bags. out at Sea Horse reef, the Mackerel, both Kings and Spanish are biting too. Stay just off the edge, in 10 to 15 ft of grassy bottom, drift or use chum bags and […]

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Fishing Off Of The Levy Citrus County Coast Is Alive and Well

May 23, 2011

On a recent trip, 5/20, we ran about 5 miles north of the Withalacoochee River entrance at Yankeetown and fished the first 2 hours of the falling tide. Just south of the Waccassasa River, this area of the Gulf of Mexico is referred to as the Grass Flats, and is teaming with aquatic life. We typically drift the Flats for Spotted Sea Trout, although there’s a wide variety of other species in the area. The deadly “Cajun Thunder” (a rattling float) is the rig of choice. The bite was pretty good Friday morning. Caught our limit of Trout in short […]

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