Scallops & early morning trips for Speckled Trout & Redfish continue to be very productive

August 19, 2008

Scallops continue to be the most dependable resource this summer. Water clarity will become a factor, post rainy days and T.S. Fay. Early morning trips for Speckled Trout and Redfish continue to be very productive using Saltwater Assassin jigs 5″ pink and electric chicken colors. Topwater baits such as mirrorlure top dog or zara spook work well, for those of you who enjoy the strike as much as the pull. These oppurtunities seem to be most productive when you have high tide in the AM. If lucky you’ll be in right place at the right time to enjoy Trout and […]

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Yankeetown, saltwater flats water temps are way up…..

August 14, 2008

Saltwater Nearshore/Inshore: Water temps inside are way up this time of year, shortening up the window of opportunity to catch fish. On Sunday, we fished the spoil islands just south of the Florida Barge Canal, and the bite was very slow. Blame it on the week tide, late start, or the 86 degree water temp. Good news, the water and air temps should be decreasing soon, now if I can manage to leave the dock by 6 A.M., we will have it made. Saltwater Offshore: On a recent trip out to one of the shipwrecks, several small Grouper (just under […]

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Fishing Report, This time of year its best to be an Early Bird

August 6, 2008

Gulf of Mexico (Cedar Key to Crystal River) High water temps have pushed most everything we fish for to deeper water. Lately, the best Trout bite has been early morning, in 6 to 8 feet of water. We’ve recently been fishing the grass flats in the Lowes Bay area with mixed results. The Reds have also moved out of the creeks into deeper, cooler waters around the outside oyster bars and spoil islands of the Withlacoochee Reefs (Yankeetown). Most Grouper reports I’ve recently heard of indicate they are offshore in 40 to 60 feet of water, and few and far […]

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