Sarasota Bay Slam!! 1-12-13, 1-13-13

1-12-13, Took my dad out again on saturday. He proceeded to catch a slam! While I could only manage reds, but thats ok with me! All reds where upper slot or overslot. Kept one smaller one for dinner. The trout and snook where caught on a mirrodine and one red on a gold spoon. We cheated on the rest using cut ladyfish haha! Also one of the redfish had no spots!

1-13-13, My buddies and I hit it again sunday catching another slam! The snook and a couple trout where caught on a mirrodine and the big trout and reds where caught on cut ladyfish again. Wasn't meaning to use the ladyfish both days but we catch one and decide to use it and it worked great! The reds where upper or over slot again!

With the warm weather I guess the snook came out to the flats! Lots of mullet all over the flats too. Fishing the schools of mullet always seems to pay off!


  • Angler SystemsAngler Systems Posts: 919 Officer
  • swaptrexswaptrex Posts: 197 Officer
    Were you using the ladyfish under a cork or free-lining?
  • ANDROS18ANDROS18 Posts: 17 Greenhorn
    We would cast the chunks into schools of mullet or in pothole and let it sit on the bottom. it did not take long for the fish to find bait!!!
  • Red-ManRed-Man Posts: 331 Deckhand
    Nice fish man! How were you fishing the potholes or across the top of the grass?
  • ANDROS18ANDROS18 Posts: 17 Greenhorn
    Thanks, we would fan cast them into potholes and mullet schools mostly, but also anywhere across the flat haha.
  • on_the_rockson_the_rocks Posts: 7,894 Admiral
    sick catchin'
  • fishingkid315fishingkid315 Posts: 1,927 Officer
    Hopefully I will learn how to fish the bay this good one day. Headin out Sunday to try longbar. Thanks for the report! Your a srq master!
  • DemarzacDemarzac Posts: 204 Officer
    Good job! That's a great day on the water any time of year, especially now.
    "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
  • Red-ManRed-Man Posts: 331 Deckhand
    Thanks for the info. Berkley gulp is my usual go-to bait for pothole fishing but I'm going to give the mirrodine a try.

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