Redfish like the Ladies.....2/18

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    Redfish like the Ladies.....2/18

    Lots of traffic in the Sound lately. The weather has been really good the past few days, a bit chilly early but down right hot later to mid day. I found myself peeling out of my layers of clothes rather quickly. The water temp was 61 at dawn but was up to 69 by noon. There was also a nice breeze for most of the morning but that quickly ended around 1 pm or so. The air temp got up to 80 as well...clear skies.

    Ive been using cut mullet but today I was able to grab a few ladyfish on a spoon first thing in the morning. I was excited to see if they would be equally effective. I tried a few spots and with a low, low tide it seemed like forever before the tide began to fill up some places that I like to fish. Probably around 11 am the fish began to eat for me or atleast it took me that long to get a bait in front of them.....

    This fish went 30 inches and ate up the LF inside of 10 seconds after entry...



    And this fish was hooked up shortly afterwards......



    These fish bent the light action gear really well and took plenty of line off during their attempts at escaping...





    The next fish went 28 inches caught in the same area......



    And the last fish on the day went right at 27 inches.....and was released to fight another day......



    I apologize for the lack of quality on the pictures. I had to use the snapshot feature in order to produce them since I was by myself. It turned out to be a nice morning, all fish were caught mid incoming tide on ladyfish. I just cut them up into stakes and fished them under corks and on the bottom. I wasnt able to get near structure due to the shallow tide but did fish them in what I would classify as "bowls". Not a pot hole but an area that holds water to a certain point in the tide. When the water spills out of the "bowl" the fish follow it on out and eat elsewhere.

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    Nice report. You fishing the sound or Matlacha side? Will be out there this weekend.

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    as always... nice report

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclearfishn View Post
    Nice report. You fishing the sound or Matlacha side? Will be out there this weekend.
    No Nukes, I was in the Sound. Wont be over in Matlache for a few more months....
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    Great report!! How deep of water were you in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 186 KEYWEST View Post
    Great report!! How deep of water were you in?
    KW - I was in around 3 ft. of water from what I recall.....
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    GatorInPISound = Redfish king

    Respect.

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    Now that got me DFR! The LORD gets the Glory brother, thanks for the kind words
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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorInPISound View Post
    KW - I was in around 3 ft. of water from what I recall.....
    Thanks...I am heading down there in April, I can only drift the flats. Looking for as much info as possible....it's going to be my first trip down there.

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    April is a great month. Try to get out early and look for oyster bars that will be covered by the incoming tide and post up plenty of room away. Soak live baits around. Make sure to get the wind at your back.....make long casts.
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