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Down to the broad!

Put in at outdoor resorts about 6:45 am on sunday. Made the run down to the rodgers river and kept working our way south to about the harney! Just trolled different sections of the outside shoreline but not much to talk about! One 27 inch red first thing on a topwater and that was it for the whole stretch! We threw plugs, jigs, gold spoon, bucktails just about anything we could think of. Lots a small fry bait down there but nothing wanting to play for us! Only saw one tarpon roll a good ways off shore in that area coming in, i was thinking they would be showing up good down there? When the tide got high we ran back north and hit some outside points between seminole point and the chatham river using mullet chunks and jigs but not much with that method either other than a few cats! Tried one trout flat in the area and did manage a couple real nice trout! I know it will be real soon and fishing should be on fire but yesterday didnt seem to be the day. Back to the dock at 3 and even though fishing was slow, it was paradise like always just being on the water down there with a couple good friends!


  • snookaffinitysnookaffinity Posts: 1,303 Officer
    Still a good report. Better luck the next time.
    "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
  • FishinMcNutFishinMcNut Posts: 536 Officer
    I was there. What type and color of boat where you in?

    It was slow this weekend. Typical April, the fish are everywhere and nowhere. Another 2-3 weeks still...
  • polliwogpolliwog Posts: 355 Deckhand
    I have had a similar experience out of Goodland the last 3 times out. Conditions were very good,good tides and meager results. All the people I have spoken to have had similar results. I'm going out again tomorrow and we will see if things change.
  • blewitupsirblewitupsir Posts: 774 Officer
    Great report, the broad is one of my favorite personal areas to fish on my days off. The fishing has been outstanding one day, can't buy a bite the next. Real hard to get a pattern right now. But don't let them fool you, they are there. The snook bite has been awe inspiring for me when I get on em. Big redfish, cobia, trout and tarpon are all here and feeding. Just gotta find em. The wind has been the challenge lately for me...but this to will end very soon and then it's time to get to work. Thanks for the report
    http://hopefishing.comFishing the Florida Everglades National Park with Hope Fishing Adventures.
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 12,282 AG
    Yep, Been out 2 days this last week and every weekend for the last month. I'm tryin to Sight Fish but the wind is killing me.
    I'm seeing plenty of Snook and Reds but at 10 ft. cause of the muddy water from the wind. They don't like me at 10 ft...
    I was far up in the Backcountry at Mud Bay just west of the Blackwater Sat. tryin to find clean water. I found it and was surprised at all the fish still up in the Fresh Water areas, But they'd follow and not eat anything....Dang Fish.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 4,909 Captain
    These past weeks have definitely been a feast or famine proposition in my areas as well (and I do range as far north as Highland Beach -from the Flamingo side of course). As mentioned it's either very good or you go home talking to yourself. I think the weather patterns (bizarre, would be an understatement) this winter into spring pretty much had the fish not doing the usual things.... at least that's my take on it. I'm hoping that when the weather settles down as we move into summer things will get a bit more predictable.
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
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