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Dunedin Flats

Hey everyone! Im new to the forums but I figured Id share what was going on in my neck of the woods. Went out to Honeymoon Island a couple times this week and caught some nice gator trout in the flats. All I was using was a large shrimp under a float fishing the incoming tide. My buddy and I would catch the occasional rat Red here and there, and a nice snook even took us by surprise as we were about to leave. The wind has been killer, but I think I am going to give tomorrow a shot before the cold front moves in. Here is the photo of my buddy with his little snook (He caught the slam that day).


  • ElkchaserElkchaser Posts: 180 Deckhand
    Nice snookie. I fish the area once a month or more from a yak. It gets a little sporty heading thru the pass sometimes, but the fishing is
    worth the effort.
  • SlamaholicSlamaholic Posts: 389 Officer
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  • Reel-LuckyReel-Lucky Posts: 3,487 Moderator
    Very cool, welcome to West Central.
  • ~~Mutt~~~~Mutt~~ Posts: 478 Deckhand
    Nice nooklett..
    Just last week the Blues were tearing up just about any arti thrown off the point of Honeymoon.. ..until once again..Flipper moves in to ruin the moment....
    The seawall to the north of the small bridge on DC held some real nice Reds on the outgoing as well.. Shrimp there didn't last because of the resident grunts and pinfish...but chucked the Rap-X 10 saltwater olive...and had a fun filled day with Red's ..Snook ...Lady's and a blowfish...

    Not going out till after Xmas and this front coming thru tomorrow is gonna change things up... My guess will be snook start moving more to the creeks and inner docks
  • monsta_slayamonsta_slaya Posts: 31 Deckhand
    Nice report. I fish honeymoon/calidisi a lot during the spring summer and fall. Caught some real nice reds and snook.
  • Beached anglerBeached angler Posts: 196 Officer
    How long of a leader were you using. Under ur bobber
  • cseng123cseng123 Posts: 370 Deckhand
    I was using about 18 inches of leader under the bobber. 25 pound flurocarbon did the trick
  • Beached anglerBeached angler Posts: 196 Officer
    Can you give me a little bit more info on the location on the island is it off the nature trail, looking to go this weekend.
  • ~~Mutt~~~~Mutt~~ Posts: 478 Deckhand
    Can you give me a little bit more info on the location on the island is it off the nature trail, looking to go this weekend.
    Take bug spray!! if your tracking thru those bushes.....or you will catch more than you bargained for...LOL
  • cseng123cseng123 Posts: 370 Deckhand
    Yes, make sure to take bug spray! It isnt too bad this time of year, but there are times when its literally unbearable. Once you get into the park follow the road until you see the nature trail sign pointing right. Then, follow the trail and fork off to the right. You will keep walking and come to some mangroves on your left. Every few hundred yards, there are little cuts you can walk through to fish. You can even walk all the way to the end of the trail, which is the best if the wind is not an issue. There are tons of flats to work as well as mangroves alike. PM me if you have any more questions
  • cprcpr Posts: 9,299 Admiral
    Tight work, thanks for the report. I've only fished at area a few times, I'll put it on my list to check out again.
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  • ~~Mutt~~~~Mutt~~ Posts: 478 Deckhand
    I have done well this time of year at a place I call..."East Point".. around that area.. Google or Bing map it... It is an area that points to Grassy Key..Can't miss it on those maps... and another we call "Big Chin" just below it... There is a 2' drop hotdog shape hole that is just 10 ft from the mangroves that holds em at low tide and the flats are always alive with something @ East Point.. ..

    Not a high traffic area because of the No Motor Zone that starts about 1/4 mile away..
  • cseng123cseng123 Posts: 370 Deckhand
    Nice Mutt, I usually fish grassy key in the summertime in the afternoons for snook and reds. Ill have to fish that hole next time I get the chance. I love working new areas on honeymoon
  • SalmonHawkSalmonHawk Posts: 88 Greenhorn
  • EggsuckindogEggsuckindog Posts: 1,526 Captain
    Tight work
    1976 SeaCraft master Angler - Merc 200 XRi
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