While talking to forum member Fish Mike this morning he suggested we go try the redfish in salt river.
He's been on some over the last couple of weeks and I agreed to go on the spur of the moment.
Especially after seeing one he caught the day before.
We dropped his Ranger skiff (pretty nice ride) in and went to the salt river.
The reds were there but extremely spooky ? Mike hooked up a rat quickly.
Then a trout.
I threw a 4" gulp out and seen something tracking it in the gin clear water so I stopped it.
The "thing" swam up and the bait was gone. Hmm, looked funny and wasn't sure what it was.
After a hook set and a brief fight I discovered the attacker.
A crafty flounder. Anybody can catch a red and a trout (even Fish Mike) but sight fishing flounder
is way more tricky. :cool:
The conditions were awesome.
Maybe too awesome. We continually got busted by school after school of over slot redfish . :banghead
I believe it's the mullet. As soon as the always nervous mullet would move away the reds would seem instantly cautious. .
We tried turning off the depth sounder wondering if the "ping" was doing it but nothing worked.
Seen more than 50 over slot fish and only had 3 bites from rat reds. ?
Anyway it was great seeing them at least. Water was 56 to 59 and the reds were in the outer areas of salt river.
One solid week of warm weather and that fishery should explode.
Later, capt louie
We had a similar results today Louie (I posted a report) except I've never sight cast to a flounder.
I'm blaming it on the fog but it looks like it wasn't as bad in your area?
The trout made up for it where we were fishing but you are correct in that it is frustrating throwing into a big pod of reds and they all scatter. We haven't had that problem lately, usually one of them latches onto the lure, so who knows why.
Well , it wasn't that big. :grin It does have a 4" gulp in it's mouth though. They seem to be showing up more and more every year.
Looks like a great day on the water.
We discussed that. But even poling they could see you on the platform I think.
I'm down wit dat.
Yeah , next time I'm making Mike pole me around so I get to make the casts.
Knucklehead calls me everyday so I'll mention it Scott.
ani I will see You on the water :fishing
Oh come on Louie be nice! Mike thinks of you as his Uncle! Uncle Capt. Louie! Besides, he calls you and takes you out on his sweet ride then puts you on the "Flounder grounds" where you are able to sight cast to them!! I only wish I had a cool Nephew around here to take me out "Floundering"!!! I think You Gize picked the right day cause the rest of the week is spozed to be ****! I really wanted to go Yesterday but had to go have some tests done> Dr's orders> GRRR!! Maybe if a window opens in the next couple days I might dump my tub in the Lake and see if the specks are hungry???
Spanker , you EVER check your e-mail ??
Yes I do! Only one from You referring to Yer Italian Uncle Giancarlo!!