With the nice forecast, I had planned on going offshore but heard bite has been slow. Decided to save a little gas money and stay inshore. We arrived at our spot to find low tide and crystal clear water, which are not our favorite conditions. After castnetting for about 45 minutes we finally got some bait, it has definetely been scarce.

Got lines wet around 7:30am. Bite started right away with a double hookup of nice trout. Cody boats his first and then comes mine, a stout fish. After a few pics and revival, we set back up. Cody gets hooked up on a nice trout, which ended up going 28 inches! Made sure to get a good revival on her, and set back up. After 5 trout, we are wondering where the reds are. Finally, around 930, we find them. I think they like the water to warm up a little bit as the sun comes up this time of year. Today was definetely Cody's day as they were finding his bait sooner than mine! I got to practice as camera man haha. Oh well, fun trip on the Gheenoe.

5/6 Trout 20-28 inches
2/3 Redfish 25-27 inches

I normally release all my inshore catches, but Cody works for Citrus grillhouse and promised me a good recipe...Pan fried citrus soy redfish with buttersalted zucchini and cuban rice n beans. mmmMMMMmm






21' Grady White with 150hp Yamaha 4 stroke "Pensacola"
12' Carolina Skiff with 6hp Yamaha 4 stroke "Gaht 'Em II"



  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,782 Moderator
    Great report all around!! Great power on your gheenoe too. How many hp is that and how does it push your gheenoe?

    Keeping busy while away from Florida

  • Lotta BullLotta Bull Posts: 146 Officer
    nice gaters and beautiful red !!
  • e-moneye-money Posts: 4,258 Captain
    Quality pics and nice looking plate! Love the lil boat!
    USCG Freelance Licensed Captain
    20 years experience Offshore & Bahamas ( Sailfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, Swordfish & Bottom Fish.)
    (I teach people how to be more effective AND catch MORE and BIGGER fish on their own boats!)
  • SnookMan772SnookMan772 Posts: 646 Officer
    What live bait were you using? Pilchards???
  • WIXWIX Posts: 327 Officer
    Nice report. I got to get back in the river and target the reds.
  • DemarzacDemarzac Posts: 204 Officer
    Good job! Those are some beauts.
    "If you want to play an up-tempo, fast-skating game, we can play that game. If you want to muck and grind in the corners and along the boards, we can play that game too."-Famous Coach
  • PensacolaPensacola Posts: 135 Officer
    Thanks guys...yea I love my lil gheenoe, drafts so shallow, and really efficient. It is a 6hp 4 stroke, I get about 20 fishin trips on 3 gallons of gas! The engine pushes it about 12 mph..

    As for the bait, we got them on mullet and pinfish..
    21' Grady White with 150hp Yamaha 4 stroke "Pensacola"
    12' Carolina Skiff with 6hp Yamaha 4 stroke "Gaht 'Em II"

  • BacDocBacDoc Posts: 676 Officer
    Some nice gator trout! That dinner plate looks epic too!
  • on_the_rockson_the_rocks Posts: 7,897 Admiral
    Very nice fish!

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