Itís the time of the year when I like to do a sunset trip. Topwater is preferred, but not always the way to go. As was the case the last couple of nights. We fished the afternoon high tide on a protected shoreline and the water was mirror smooth and clean. Mullet everywhere with the occasional Redfish tail. The bite would turn on about 30 minutes before the top of the tide and last until sunset. Stick Shadd, spoon, and soft plastics were the ticket. Can wait for the time change so I can fish longer.
Location: Protected shoreline on Sarasota Bay
Day(s): Thursday 3/1/2012 and Friday 3/2/2012
Partner(s): Nate Austin
Time: 4:30 PM to dark
Tide: High incoming to top of tide
Water Temp: 80, yes 80 at the beginning of March
Conditions: Sunny and warm
Lures: Spoons, soft plastics, Sebile Stick Shadd
how do you like the reel? Im thinking about picking up one, feels smooth.
I love my new Ballistic reel and have caught some nice fish with it already. It is very smooth, but it feels a little stiffer than my Daiwa TDA reels. I'm a bit of a reel geek and do my own reel service. So I opened it up to check it out. The Ballistic has some sealed bearings and additional water barriers in it and I believe that makes it feel stiffer. Over time I can see myself with more of these reels.