|Spotted seatrout have been providing a bulk of the action.|
Tide is the key. Most of the action has been taking place along channel edges on the incoming tide.
Redfish are making their presence known, too. Most are small, but we have taken a few in the slot (18 to 27 inches). Reds are holding along channel edges and around docks. D.O.A. CAL Jigs are the ticket to redfish success.
Flounder also are cooperating. A slowly worked jig along the bottom is a sure way to find flatties.
Dave Robinson of Sarasota fished with me and we totaled more than 50 trout, 10 redfish and several flounder. We used CAL Jigs, jerks worms and MirrOdines.
Dick Badman, a winter visitor from Pennsylvania, caught some really nice trout on Clouser Deep Minnows.
I took a busman’s holiday on Friday and did well before the wind started to blow. Started out with eight trout and a flounder on my first 10 casts. Ended the day with 30 trout, two flounder and two reds.
I look for good action between fronts. A warming trend should spark bluefish, pompano, Spanish mackerel and spotted seatrout over the deep grass flats in Sarasota Bay.
Even though the water temperature plummeted to 53 degrees, I haven’t heard of any substantial snook kills. We don’t need any more cold weather.
My calendar is filling up, so figure out what date(s) you’d like to fish and let me know.
I would like to thank my sponsors: Native Watercraft, D.O.A. Lures, Temple Fork Outfitters.
Happy Holidays to all!