As A Guide it’s Important to Be Able to Adapt.

September 10, 2008

As a guide it’s a good idea to have a plan, but just as important to be able to adapt Friday morning case in point. I didn’t think I had enough water to fish for Reds, but on my way out the river, some of my tide level gauges(shell bars and channel markers) said yes I did. So we went redfishing on an outgoing tide?for 2 hours. Our efforts were rewarded with 4 nice Reds to 24 inches on 3″ Gulp shrimp installed on Assassin 1/16 oz jigheads. Keeper Trout were very difficult this day.? Redfish saved the day to […]

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September 5, 2008

Snook season opened Sept. 1 and closes Nov. 30. Don’t forget the required stamp and the latest slot limit, 28-33 inches. Also, scallop season closes next weekend, Sept. 10, so again, Better get-em while you can! To be perfectly honest, we haven’t fished the Gulf of Mexico since last Friday (8-29). Fortunately we’ve been very busy fishing the Ocklawaha River for Bass this week, with excellent results, 59 Bass in 3 short trips! Gotta get them while you can! Captain Nick

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The Water is Clearing Up & Change is Coming

September 3, 2008

We have 7 days of scallop season left and the water is clearing up. By the weekend I bet the visibility will be good. It’s still summertime fishing, however, Trout are biting. Keep in? mind this time of year is about change, and I don’t mean politics. I mean conditions are changing, so fish will begin moving, patterns changing.? As water cools slightly, trout will move more shallow, 10 & 12 foot flats up to 4 & 6 and less. Redfish are still scattered, but I hope to see them start grouping up towards the end of September. Remember,”you don’t […]

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Fishing report for the Yankeetown & Crystal River Area

August 30, 2008

Saltwater/Yankeetown (Nearshore) “Fish of the Day” On a recent trip, Rich and Bridgette Whitney, of Tampa, caught a variety of fish while fishing the grass flats and spoil islands off of Yankeetown..Species caught included Trout, Small Grouper, and Redfish, along with the typical by-catch. Bridgette ended up the trip catching the “fish of the day”. A 24″ Red caught on a shrimp- tipped Cajun Thunder. Salt water /Crystal River (Offshore) How Hot is it? Only one way to describe the water tempreture in the gulf of Mexico and that is HOT…D**n HOT. Most of the Grouper being caught recently have been […]

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Tough Fishing, But Scallops Can Be Found, Be Prepared To Move

August 27, 2008

Hey Y’all, I am not one to make up a good fishing report. The last few days have been tough fishing, for all species. We found short fish(trout), one keeper red, a couple bluefish. A slow catching day, however, nice weather and calm seas made it a wondeful day to be on the water. Scallops can be found!! Look for clear water, deeper, further south, around Pepperfish. Stop the boat, put your best scout in the water. Prepare to move if your scout is not successful. Back to fishing though. One of my favorite sayings is “you don’t know-if you […]

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