Last report I mentioned catching short Cobia, no keeper size. Well I have included a picture of a 36″ beast that took a half hour to tire down enough on Trout tackle to get close enough to the boat to gaff. We broke off one bigger an hour earlier. They are very strong and very determined fish. This fight reminds of something I often say on the boat about setting the drag on your reel, “better too light, than too tight”. It is a lesson we learn over and over with Redfish, but especially with large fish on light tackle.
We have entered summertime fishing patterns on the flats outside the Steinhatchee River. Which means on bright hot days fish shallow early and deeper flats later, especially if Speckled trout is what you seek. Redfish don’t seem to be as sensitive to the bright hot sun, in fact I think they like it.
So go early, enjoy a sunrise!
GOD Bless and Good Fishing
Captain STEVE KROLL
This Steinhatchee Fishing Report is from Steinhatchee Fishing Guide Captain Steve Kroll